Lourens Naudé - Island Ultra Runner

As a first objective for the 2015 season I chose the 125km TransGranCanaria after having participated in the Advanced 83km in 2013 and 2014 perspectively. The build up was pretty much...

Preparation for the TDS was a 12 week training cycle (including a 2 week taper with reduced volume) of specific training with lots of vertical. I commenced with training after a...

Running mostly focusses on maintaining a consistent pace and effort over a prolonged period. This is perfect for the aerobic system, which prefers a set intensity over a given time, much...

Usually a major pain point in race preparation is figuring out exactly what the regulations for required material actually mean. There’s soooo MANY races being organised nowadays, however there’s no common...

Mid February I noticed a buzz on Facebook regarding an upcoming crossing of Faial in the Açores and promptly registered for the Ultra Trail Faial Costa Costa after getting clearance from my coach. Due to...

For most ultras there’s usually a fair amount of homework to do – adjusting training for the race course and profile, required gear and sometimes travel. From where I’m standing however,...

I decided to open the 2014 season with the The North Face Transgrancanaria Advanced 82km, 4500mD+ (having also participated in the 2013 edition) as it’s very early (March 1st) and also was the...