Essential Ultra Trail Running Gear
Be safe, be comfortable, look bonny!
Trail running shoes with good grip and ankle support; a change of shoes is recommended
Sun Hat &
We live in hope!
Sunburn & ultra running is a bad mix; bring sun protection
It is Scotland!
Bring adequate protection from the elements
Ideally full-length synthetic layers and short-sleeve kit & the best sports underwear you can afford
Extra Warm Layers
Keep warm headwear & clothing close at hand to wear between laps or when resting & sleeping
A powerful LED (at least 160 lumens) head torch that will give usable light for as many hours as required.
Spare batteries or battery pack to fit your head torch OR a spare head torch.
Carry at least one energy-dense food item in case of emergency, e.g. gel, bar or fruit.
Even if you don't plan to sleep you need a base to keep your spare kit and equipment. No huge tents please!
Fully charged and waterproofed - ready for emergencies or those essential selfies!
Speed Cup or Bottle
Stay hydrated and save time - fill up using your own cup or bottle
You don't want to be caught out by those bloodthirsty beasts
Mat & Pillow
There might not be much time to sleep, so make it extra comfy!
Don't suffer, come prepared! Guys: nipple guards are also a good idea
Headphones or Earplugs
Some or your own music will help you to make the most of resting periods