Issue Eleven is 100 pages long, and filled with stories of adventure and endurance. Tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It starts with documentary-maker Adrian Howell's story of filming an ultra runner, and gradually being drawn into the world until he ran an ultra himself; and it finishes with an article by Katie Kaars-Sipjesteijn that asks why relatively few women run ultras.
Along the way we hear a moving recollection of a summer Transcon, a traverse of the USA, by Lazarus Lake; a witty case for why we might run a 24-hour track race, and examines some 'type-2 fun' with Vassos Alexander having a go at his first Mountain Marathon partnered with the indomitable Stuart Smith. We look at mindfulness with American ultra-running writer Gary Dudney, what it takes to run the multi-day Transalpine Run with a partner, ask why a non-ultra runner would consider the longer run, discuss various runners' experiences with running through the night, and profile the often overlooked heroes of ultra running - the volunteers. Along the way we visit races like the Cheviot Goat, Manaslu, the Lighthouse 100, Transgrancanaria and more. How do we fit it all in?