Lots to look forward to
Happy new year - and welcome to your January XNRG update. It might be chilly and grey outside, but we've got plenty to warm you up in 2019...
Congratulations to our festive faves
A huge thank you and hearty well done to 2018's Santa Virtual Ultra competitors. Great results all round - including Sarah Hill and Damian Carr topping the leaderboard for the fastest times clocked for a 50km distance. Medals, special buffs and spot prizes are making their way to all of you who earned them!
Made your resolutions?
Let us help. Set your next big goal by entering one of our events - here's what's coming up:
2nd - 3rd February | Farnham
66 miles over 2 days
Conquer the legendary North Downs Way and come and celebrate our tenth anniversary. We'll have brilliant evening speakers to inspire you: Steve Diederich, the UK organiser of the Marathon des Sables, and our very own Susie Chan, XNRG coach and serial MDS competitor. Not long left to book >
9th March | Amersham
31 miles over 1 day
Join us for another special one-day ultra in aid of life-changing and life-saving operations for children in developing countries. Choose to pay £58 when you enter - or pledge to fundraise as much as you can and enter for FREE. Book now >
4th - 6th May | Winchester
97 miles over 3 days
Encompassing visible prehistory, picturesque villages and stunning wildlife, the South Downs Way is the perfect challenge for those training for events like the Marathon des Sables, long single-stage events like the SDW100, or who simply want to experience some of the best views in the country. Bag your spot >
Get inspired now
XNRG head coach Andy Mouncey has written a couple of blogs to kickstart your preparation for desert or mountain races:
The Mountain Ultra: Your Training Session Checklist
Marathon des Sables - a 12-week plan