Ultra Trail Spain’s Sarah here. I don’t usually blog about the folks I train. But I’m so amazingly proud of this particular runner – she’s dynamite in running shoes and such an inspiration. Who is this mystery person? I’m breaking my code of secrecy to tell you about… Hani*. A little history I’ve been coaching

5 reasons we love running hills

Running Hills
5 reasons we love running hills We at Ultra Trail Spain love our hills. Little ones, big ones, steep ones, gradual ones, smooth ones, rocky, technical…we’ve got them all and we actually rather like them. From blue mountains yonder to rolling hills, we’re blessed with them all. Here’s why you should learn to love the

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Walking Holiday Andalucian Trails
Walking Holidays in Spain We at Ultra Trail Spain are excited to announce that 2017 sees us add walking/ hiking holidays to our activities. We realize that not everyone wants to bound over the hills and many of you would prefer to take things a little steadier. The scenery around Moclin, Andalucia, certainly isn’t going

5 Tips – Planning your race season

prepare for 2017 race season
Planning your race season As 2017 nears, runners everywhere are putting the final touches on their race seasons. Many ultra runners will already have got their entries into some of the increasing number of races with ballots deciding who will get to run. Clearly, scooping an elusive entry in one of these will make it

Top tips in tackling the 100km distance

Sarah and Chito at Ultra Sierra Norte
Top tips in tackling the 100km distance Steve and Sarah of Ultra Trail Spain running holidays recently completed the Ultra Sierra Norte, Sevilla (5pt UTMB qualifier) 100km race. Check out the start of the race here, courtesy of a YouTube clip from the great Chito Speaker:    Here are just a few of Ultra Trail Spain’s top
winter running trails
Where’s winter? We’re still waiting on our trails It’s mid November and winter has yet to make it’s impression on Moclín, Andalucia – great for trail runners but not so great for the skiers waiting to hit the slopes of Sierra Nevada. Also, not so great for trying to get your head around the fact

Which way? Discovering the best trails

Ultra Trail Spain on the trails
Which way? Discovering the best trails We at Ultra Trail Spain often get asked how we find our routes around Moclín. Why? Well it’s not quite as simple as opening a map and navigating in these parts. Rights of way in Spain exist very differently to say, England and Wales, where paths were rigorously mapped

A day at the races in Moclín

running through Moclin
A day at the races in Moclín, Andalucia, Spain The Ultra Trail Spain running holiday crew has enjoyed a day at the races. Well, it would have been rude not to, since the start line was a mere 200m from our door. Series schedule The Granada area CXM (cross mountain) series came to Moclin on
moclin gorge
Multi-day ultra training  This last week Ultra Trail Spain hosted a multi-day running camp. Steve and I are both experienced stage-race runners on the trails and we enjoy the opportunity to share our knowledge. Welcome to the multiple-day race The multi-day is an interesting concept, and it’s often not the fastest runners (on paper) who

Autumn trail running in Andalucia

Running through the gorge
Autumn running in Andalucia Autumn has arrived on the trails of Andalucia, Spain. It’s still hot and sunny while running – indeed I managed to burn the back of my neck on a run this week – but there’s an air of mellow fruitfulness. Nuts and fruits on the trails Walnuts, sweet chestnuts, pears, figs

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Best Ultra Races!! Race Bucket List

  1. Hardmoors 110

    6 May - 7 May
  2. Dragon’s Back Race

    22 May - 26 May
  3. West Highland Way

    24 May

    9 July - 14 July
  5. Badwater

    10 July - 12 July
  6. Ultra Sierra Nevada

    14 July - 15 July
  7. Leadville 100

    19 August
  8. Ultra Trail Mont Blanc

    28 August - 3 September
  9. Grand to Grand Ultra

    24 September - 30 September