21–22 January 2023 54 days to go! Tickets

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Erdinger Alkoholfrei / in partnership with Bad Boy Running

The Ultra Zone is sponsored by Erdinger Alkoholfrei and brought to you for the third year by the triumvirate of joy that is Allie Bailey, David Hellard and Jody Raynsford, collective presenters of the formidable Bad Boy Running Podcast. The Ultra Zone boasts the very best speakers from the world of Ultra as well as book signings, workshops, panels and the opportunity for off-the-record chats with your favourite runners and authors.

Allie, Jody and David pride themselves on having created a welcoming, informal and accessible area of the show that welcomes all runners – so whether you are ultra-curious and don’t know where to start, or about to take on your 10th hundred miler, there is something for everyone. The Ultra Zone is THE place to come and ask questions, learn loads and meet your heroes over an Erdinger beer and a chat.

Our line up this year includes Damian Hall, Sabrina Verjee, Dean Karnazes, Gary Robbins, Renee McGregor, James Dunn, Sam Amend, Sally McRae, Debbie Martin Consani and Laura Stanton Rouvelin as well as many more guests to be announced. Take a peak at the agenda below:

Confirmed book signings over lunchtimes at the Ultra Zone include:

Saturday – Sabrina Verje and Renee McGregor

Sunday – Damian Hall and Matt Whyman

Saturday

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

10:00 – 10:40

Fireside chat with Dean Karnazes

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

10:40 – 11:15

Why ultra nutrition is not the same as marathon nutrition and how to nail it

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

11:15 – 12:00

Mystery guest!

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

13:30 – 14:10

Beat the heat – How to race in extreme conditions and train a crew to get you through

The Ultra Zone

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13:30 – 14:10

Kit can be the difference between success and failure – running the Danube

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

15:05 – 15:40

How to run your first ultra and make sure you finish

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

15:40 – 16:20

Why I went back for the Wainwrights record and how you can overcome failure

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

Sunday

09:50 – 10:00

Welcome from our Hosts

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

10:00 – 10:40

Fireside chat with Gary Robbins

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

10:40 – 11:20

How to excel at ultra on limited time

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

11:20 – 12:00

Mystery guest!

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

13:30 – 14:10

How to sustain yourself and the planet while running ultras

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

14:10 – 14:50

From 130kg to the Marathon Des Sables – anyone can run an ultra

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei

15:05 – 15:45

Mystery guest!

The Ultra Zone

Sponsored by Bad Boy Running Podcast, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei