In this Newsletter
- Round The Island Ultra Challenge 2014 – Event wrap up
- 2014 / 2015 Event Updates and News
- Offers and Competitions including winning some great Xbionic gear
Win Xbionic clothing
Round The Island Ultra Challenge 2014
On one of the hottest weekends of the year 2 races set off early on the morning of the 21st June from Cowes on the Isle of Wight. One was the yacht race with 1500 professional and amateur crews going anticlockwise round the island the other was the Extreme Energy Round The Island Ultra.
The light winds meant that the boats made very slow or even no progress. For the runners the intense heat, and 38 miles of undulating coastline meant that the walkers and runners had a very tough first day. Whilst the runners were able to continue to move forward with one step at a time, the yachts were struggling to make any progress with the lack of wind. They were welcomed at the finish with a water spray attached to the finish gantry to allow them to cool down.
The overnight in Brightstone on the cliffs overlooking the channel was stunning. The sea was perfect, the air warm and it didn’t get dark till gone 2300. We were fortunate to be joined by Edward Chapman, not as crew this weekend, but as a competitor and speaker. On Satturday night he shared with us his experience at the multiday ultra in Bhutan.
The next day was a mere 32 miles in hot conditions, but the early start meant some quicker times, albeit on tired legs.
There were outstanding performances throughout the field, and heroic ones from everyone that took on such a big challenge.
The fastest runner was Nathan Montague who finished the 2 days and 70 miles in an amazing 9 hours 24 mins, which was faster than the quickest yacht in the sailing race.
The fastest lady runner was Katarina Voigt who finished in 13 hours 07 minutes and 6th place overall.
We would like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who took on the challenge, and a special congratulations to those that completed the 2 gruelling days.
You can see the results and photos from the event by clicking on the “latest event results” tab from the home page of our website.
Next years event is all set up and online now
Our next event is our first 1 day ultra in the Chiltern Hills.
Chiltern Ultra 19th July – 50km – 1 day challenge. Starting in Princes Risborough and taking in some of the best parts of the Chiltern Hills.
Our 1st 1 day ultra aimed at those who are new to ultra distance or the experienced competitor looking for a 1 day challenge in a beautiful location.
As it is only one day we plan to make it special.
Entry fee includes all the usual XNRG support before, during and after the event, including pick up / drop off from/to the train station, technical T shirt and a great medal.
Entries nearly full – 20 more places remain.
Druid Challenge 2014 – 7th / 9th November – 84 miles over 3 days along the Ridgeway from Ivinghoe Beacon to Swindon.
This event is one of the most popular in our diary, especially with Marathon Des Sables competitors past and present, places are limited and it will sell out, so please book early.
Saturday night as usual we will have speakers focused on the Marathon Des Sables including Rory Coleman, plus the Ultrarunner Store will be there with all the equipment you need for the desert.
Pilgrim Challenge 2015 – 31st January / 1st February –66 miles over 2 days along the North Downs Way from Farnham To Merstham.
Another one of our events that sells out early and very popular with Marathon Des Sables runners.
Please book early, we will wait list on a 1st come 1st serve basis when it is full
Marathon Des Sables Competitors
Don’t forget our MDS package. Druid and Pilgrim discounted package with XNRG buff and a special coaching offer from Rory Coleman.
Other 2015 events
Pony Express 2015 – 2nd / 3rd May – 60 miles 2 days. New Forest. Entries Open
Round The Island Ultra Challenge 2015 – 27th/28th June – 70 miles 2 days Isle of Wight. Entries Open.
Corporate Team Building
We have been really busy over the past few months with organising corporate team building events.
If you would like to get your work colleagues or employees out for 1 or 2 days of challenging team building activities then please have a look at our corporate activities page.
Win Xbionic clothing
FREE PLACE for The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon 2015
Win a FREE PLACE on the 2015 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (250kms in 6 stages across the Kalahari Desert carrying all your gear for the duration)
Anyone completing 3 or more of our races in 2014 will be entered into a draw to win a free place to go to South Africa in October 2015.
Draw will take place on the Saturday night of the Druid Challenge.
Great Offer of Discount from Ultra-Runner.com
Quick reminder of our partnership with Ultra-runner.com. Great online store for us ultra runners. As an XNRG newsletter reader you get 5% discount – just use code XNRG5 – when you enter one of our events you will get a code for 10% discount.
Andy Mouncey is our coach in residence. As a qualified NLP coach, athletics coach and record breaking ultra distance runner he has all the skills and experience needed to enable breakthroughs in performance.
His 3rd book “So you want to run Ultra’s “ is at the publishers and due out in December.
That’s it for this newsletter. We wish you all the best out on the trails and look forward to welcoming you at an event very soon.
All the best the Extreme Energy Team