Ultra Clubs and Ultra Resources

The debut of iRunFar’s ultramarathon clubs and ultramarathon resources pages.

By on April 22, 2011 | 7 comments

This is a calm before the storm, folks. I’ve spent the day (and a few years) setting up next week’s content and, man, is it gonna be awesome. For the moment, I want to highlight another two additions I’ve made to iRunFar ahead of the book launch.

Ultrarunning Resources Page
First off, there’s a new ultrarunning resources page. This page highlights a few of the very best ultramarathon resources. If you’ve been running ultras, chances are you know most of the listed websites and have heard of the listed magazines. That’s good, as this first portion of the page is intended to introduce newbies to the classics as well as a few of iRunFar’s best ultra-related articles.

The second portion of the ultrarunning resources page is dedicated to supplementing Relentless Forward Progress. There were numerous places in the book where I wanted to include more information, but where it was inappropriate to do so. In such cases, I included a note that more information could be found on this new page. In addition, I made such book-to-website references for constantly changing subjects, such as ultrarunning blogs and ultrarunning clubs, that would be otherwise impossible to update in a book.

Ultrarunning Clubs Page
Speaking of ultrarunning clubs, I created an entirely new ultrarunning clubs page to support the book. I rounded up a solid list of clubs from numerous resources here on iRunFar. Some of the clubs are specifically ultrarunning clubs, while I included other clubs that I believed have solid ultrarunning contingents. Please take a look at the list with the ultra-friendly clubs you know in mind and drop a comment here if you’ve got a club you think should be added.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoy what I’ve been working on and are looking forward to next week!

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.