Essential Ultra Trail Running Gear

Be safe, be comfortable, look bonny!

MANDATORY

EQUIPMENT

 

Trail

Footwear

Trail running shoes with good grip and ankle support; a change of shoes is recommended

Sun Hat &

Suncream

We live in hope!

Sunburn & ultra running is a bad mix; bring sun protection

Waterproofs

& Windproofs

It is Scotland!

Bring adequate protection from the elements

Running

Base Layers

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

Headtorch

A powerful LED (at least 160 lumens) head torch that will give usable light for as many hours as required.  

Spare Batteries

Spare batteries or battery pack to fit your head torch OR a spare head torch.

Emergency

Food Item

Carry at least one energy-dense food item in case of emergency, e.g. gel, bar or fruit.

Overnight

Equipment

Even if you don't plan to sleep you need a base to keep your spare kit and equipment. No huge tents please!

Mobile

Phone

Fully charged and waterproofed - ready for emergencies or those essential selfies! 

RECOMMENDED

EQUIPMENT

 

Speed Cup or Bottle

Stay hydrated and save time - fill up using your own cup or bottle

Midge Protection

You don't want to be caught out by those bloodthirsty beasts

Sleeping Bag

Mat & Pillow

There might not be much time to sleep, so make it extra comfy!

Anti-Chafe 

Lube 

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 

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