ULTRA magazine is the UK’s first printed magazine centred on ultra long-distance running. It celebrates the ultra community – runners, friends, families, volunteers and race organisers – giving space for people to share their adventures with others, their successes and failures, their stories and exploits, their words and pictures, via a beautifully printed, quality publication.
ULTRA informs new and existing runners of races around the world via passionate stories and stunning photographs that show off the wonderful landscapes upon which we run. It has race reports and interesting commentaries written by ultra runners, and looks forward to events coming in the next couple of months. There are race times from recent events, and even a few pages about how people can better look after themselves with a little coaching, nutrition and medical advice.
ULTRA is welcoming of everyone, whether they’re elites or people just thinking about taking part. Or even family and friends of ultra runners who don’t yet understand the sport. It is something beautiful and informative that I hope we’llall be proud of.
One thing ULTRA will never be is standard. You won’t find the same old rehashed stories month after month, year after year. This magazine is created by the community, for the community; and by reading it, commenting, perhaps writing an article or taking some pictures, you will help shape its future.
If it ever got to the stage where I feel like I should publish an article on how to lose weight by running, I’ll pack it in and do something else instead. That’s not what it’s about.
Ultras are >26.2 miles, yes. But ULTRA is more than that. It’s where we go, where we push ourselves, where we find happiness. ULTRA is a celebration of adventure.
[Picture: Justin Bateman]