#509: “Why is ultra rising” Episode 2 of “The rise of ultra” series

This is a 4 episode series with Marcus Smith and Tom Walker where the shows are 15 minutes each and they will play out over the next 4 Sundays. There is a global increase in ultra running and we are seeing an increased demand for it here in Dubai. With that comes a lot of questions which we will cover off in this series. Enjoy it.
Over the last 5 years in the InnerFight endurance section alone we have seen a massive rise in demand for Ultra event coaching. But why? In this show we dig into why these long races are catching peoples attention.
Why is ultra rising?
  • A low barrier to entry
  • A disconnection from the world
  • Returning to nature
  • All the learnings
Running is a sport anyone can do pretty much anytime and anywhere. Yeah we know the weather is sometimes a challenge but you will get over that too. So yes you can run anytime anywhere and that is a main reason we are seeing ultra running on the rise.
Couple this with the return to nature and the natural disconnection from smart phones, emails and social media that this brings and we are taking things back to basics which often offers the best opportunity to think about life and what is in front of us. Tag on for good measure the insane challenges these races throw up and you have a pretty solid recipe for something quite special!
If you missed episode 1 click here
Marcus has over 15 Ultra Marathons to his name as well as having run 30 marathons in 30 days in 2018, Tom also has over a dozen ultras under his belt. They not only know how to run these races but right now in the InnerFight Endurance “Ultra Stable” they have over 25 ultra runners preparing for various ultra races around the world. Bottom line is they seem to know what they are up to.
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