|Posted by hulriksen on February 12, 2013 at 9:25 AM|
Well we are well into the new year and I have found myself stayiing in Europe after a short stint skiing and taking a break in Morocco and souther spain. I am now in Amsterdam, yes the flatest place in the world!!! but Im convinced that the reason Im here (apart from the lovely lady that I moved here for !!) is to improve my running and participate in some of the most amazing runs that have been established in europe for decades.
Ultra running is something so new to most people and yet many have been battleing the trails for decades and once you start to delve into this world it certainly puts you at ease in some way that you are not the only crazy dude that goes off for long runs hours and days at a time!! there are many!!
Ive been lucky enough to run in some wonderful parts of the world just for myself and the pure pleasure of being outside in the elements and enjoying what the world has to offer.
Getting in tune with your self and your surroundings I think best describes Ultra running - as it is a sport that has so much more complexity and diversity that is more than just competing or more than just beinig in the zone it is more than a great day out it is more than just a run in the park.
It certainly takes us back to what is raw and in our DNA from when man began to walk and hunt on two legs we began our journey into ultra running and the journey continues.....
stay tuned for more regular updates on this blog and links to other interesting sites. please contact me if you have any info or queries.
have a great day out there. run because you want to !!