Top 6 multi-day ultra running mistakes (Cape Wrath Ultra & Dragon’s Back race director’s advice)

by May 11, 2020Cape Wrath Ultra 2018, Multi-day, Ultra0 comments

Cape Wrath Ultra & Dragon’s Back Race event director and elite athlete Shane Ohly from Ourea Events shares the top 6 mistakes that lead to runners dropping out of his multi-day races. I hope you find his advice super useful as you prepare for your next long distance multi-day ultra.

Top 5 ultra running mistakes not to make (endurance coach Ian Sharman’s training advice)

Other films about Cape Wrath Ultra

How to do the Cape Wrath Ultra – with record holder & endurance coach Marcus Scotney (best training, prep and racing advice!)

How to pack for a 250mile 8-day race? (Cape Wrath Ultra!) – A quick look at my packing list for the Cape Wrath Ultra (links to all my gear in that film’s description too)

What to carry on the Cape Wrath Ultra – packing your race vest with all the mandatory kit and gear you need

5 vital things to learn from DNF (how not to race the Cape Wrath Ultra!) – This is a talk and Q&A I did about my experience on this race, and how it actually was a very positive thing to fail at it.

UTMB & Cape Wrath Trail winter record chat with pro ultra runner Beth Pascall

Thanks very much to

Mountain King running poles, Rab and Raidlight for sponsoring this film.

Here is the gear I used on the Cape Wrath Ultra from each sponsor. Some of these links are affiliates so anything you buy in the same Amazon window within 24 hours of clicking these links will give me a very tiny fee at no cost to you. You can do this at any time and with any purchase. Thanks if you do this, every little helps! 🙂

Mountain King running poles


USA (can’t see Mountain King in the States, these Ultimate Direction poles are very good tho)

Rab Waterproof Jacket (I wore a very old Atmos jacket that you can’t buy easily now, but Rab’s new Skyline range for trail runners is out now so I’d recommend the Rab Charge jacket from that)

USA Men’s

Raidlight Responsiv 10L

My review of this pack

UK Women’s

UK Men’s

USA Women’s

USA Men’s

I wore these Inov-8 shoes but they are not a sponsor of this film. I had never ever got blisters before in any Inov-8 shoe which was why I wore them, but I should have taken a much larger pair as my feet swelled up massively. Wild Ginger Running Patreons get a special discount off Inov-8 gear, become a Patreon now for as little as the price of a cup of coffee.

Inov8 Trail Talon 290 on Amazon

Inov8 Trail Talon 290 men’s through Inov-8

Inov8 Trail Talon 290 women’s through Inov-8

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