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myau official videos | montane 26/02/2019
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MONTANE YUKON ARCTIC ULTRA: OFFICIAL VIDEOS

The videos of this years race have provided an invaluable insight into the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, showing in unprecedented detail the grit of the competitors, and the beautiful and unforgiving nature of the environment they have to survive in.   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Click image to read the Race Directors’ Report:

myau race directors report | montane 25/02/2019
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MONTANE YUKON ARCTIC ULTRA: 16th REPORT

Thoughts and reflections on this years’ race from Race Director Robert Pollhammer. After the race I often get asked if I am happy about how things went. Knowing that everyone is safe, the answer is “yes, I am happy”. However, I also always think about the athletes who were not able to reach their respective finish lines. To all those who had no luck this time I want to say that it was great to have you with us. Whatever the reasons were that you could not continue, I hope... Read More

myau 2019 | montane 24/01/2019
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MONTANE YUKON ARCTIC ULTRA: 16th EDITION

MYAU organisers look forward to edition #16 of the world’s coldest and toughest ultra.   Since 2003, the MYAU has been held every February along the Yukon Quest Trail – the route of the world’s toughest Sled Dog Race. A cumulative total of over 900 hardy souls have toed the start line in Whitehorse next to the Yukon River to cover their choice of four distances along this brutally cold and challenging trail, with marathon, 100, 300, or the full 430 mile course options available.  This year, 87 athletes from over... Read More

further faster podcast jasmin paris | montane 22/01/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST: JASMIN PARIS SPECIAL EPISODE

Click on the image or below to listen Welcome to Further, Faster in association with Montane. This is the podcast that delves into why, and how, ultra athletes, mountaineers and explorers do what they do. This is a very special edition of the podcast as we speak to Jasmin Paris. A few days before this podcast was recorded Jasmin smashed the previous record for the Montane Spine Race by an incredible 12 hours and won the race by more than eight hours. The Montane Spine Race stretches 268 miles across the... Read More

2019 spine challenger kit list | montane 21/01/2019
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JEN SCOTNEY: SPINE CHALLENGER KIT

Montane Athlete Jen Scotney finished the 2019 Montane Spine Challenger in 3rd place.  Here she talks through her kit selection. Click here to read Jen’s SPINE CHALLENGER report The challenge of this race was clearly the wet, wild, cold weather, with only one chance to pick up dry kit at Hebden. The outstanding piece of kit for me was my Prismatic Jacket – I put it on under my Spine Jacket when I was cold at 30 miles and it was instance warmth. It then kept me warm and dry... Read More

21/01/2019
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JEN SCOTNEY: SPINE CHALLENGER 2019

When is a DNF (Did Not Finish) acceptable for you? What red lines have to be crossed before you can make that decision to pull out of a race without regrets? For me, I usually think it would be an injury that could impact on future races, or create long term difficulties if I carried on, that would make the decision for me. That would be acceptable in my mind to pull out and mentally know it just couldn’t have carried on. A sensible, even if still disappointing, DNF. But... Read More

spine race day 9 | montane 20/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – SUNDAY 20TH

Colin Green (GBR) takes last-place to close seven days of racing in Britain’s most brutal race Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 After 166h 32m 05s of racing, Colin Green ran under the finish arch and on to touch the wall of the Borders Hotel. In doing so, Green took last place and brought the 2019 MONTANE® Spine® Race to a close. Seven days ago, 126 athletes set off on a 268 mile adventure along the Pennine Way and after a... Read More

spine race day 8 report | montane 19/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – SATURDAY 19TH

Episode 9 of the Montane Spine Race – Despite the thrills at the front of the pack, competitors remain united against the elements and look after each other with good-natured, easy compassion. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 Runner 143 Satoshi Funakoshi (JPN) found out when he discovered runner 223 Glyn Thomas sat on the ground, injured, exhausted and freezing. Thomas had already been in contact with race HQ and requested assistance but Funakoshi recognized the severity of the situation and... Read More

spine race day 7 report | montane 18/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – FRIDAY 18TH

As the Montane Spine Race enters its sixth night, Shelli Gordon completes her 268 mile tribute to her former partner and takes second place in the women’s race with the time of 128h 26m 50s. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 Gordon entered the Montane Spine Race to raise awareness of and raise funds for CALM, The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a movement against male suicide.  When asked about training for the race she said, “The build up was hard.... Read More

spine race day 6 | Montane 17/01/2019
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MONTANE SPINE RACE – THURSDAY 17TH

As the MONTANE Spine Race enters its fifth night, Eugeni Roselló Solé (ESP) in a tragic turn of events, pulls out of the race with only 6 km to go. Pre-Race    Day 1    Day2     Day3     Day4    Day5    Day6    Day7    Day8    Day9 During the night, a Montane Spine Race safety team attended a refuge hut in the Cheviots. The open tracking system, which all competitors carry and which is monitored 24 hours a day during the race, had indicated that he had not moved onward from the... Read More