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History of Race Vests

Written by Bryce Thatcher- Developing of the first race vest. Though this category seems so mainstream, in the early days very few utilized the advantage of a race vest.   I had yet another magical day running in the Tushar Mountain’s located near Beaver Utah, which has become a regular training ground for me. Though more remote, and not as well known as the Wasatch and Uintah ranges (except by those who have ridden in the “Crusher Tusher”), the Tushar’s are a mountain runner’s mecca offering beautiful vistas, several summits, optimal training conditions including altitude,... Read More

The New Astral at Speedgoat 50k 2014

A Proving Ground for 2015 Astral By Bryce Thatcher As a father, I am extremely lucky and blessed. It is the happiest of dads who finds himself not only enjoying one of his favorite activities in the most beautiful of surroundings, but also gets to share the trail and the adventure with his children. It is the strangest of feelings to realize that they have completely surpassed you in skill, talent and ability! This past weekend was super special for me. My daughter Hannah “Nanny Goat”, my son, Joshua, and I all participated in the Speedgoat 50K near Salt Lake City, Utah. It was my son... Read More

Before the results come in for #speedgoat50k we ask the important questions..What hydration are you wearing?

The list of entrants for Speedgoat50K which #eliteimmortal Karl Meltzer created to be the hardest 50K is reaching 445 deep with some of the biggest names of ultra running. They are about to tackle one of the toughest 50K around, a race that can make you cry before mile 10, but those who make it, can cry tears of joy when they cross that finish line not just because they made it but because of everything they gave to get there; Hours of training in between school, work and family and everything they sacrificed to put in the training hours, the favorite foods they didn’t eat because... Read More

Introducing the New Collapsible Bottle from UltrAspire

UltrAspire continues to push the envelope with our collapsible bottle. With a 500 mL (16 oz) capacity, the soft bottle features our Infusion Valve™ and Red™ tube which delivers a high flow. Trim the tube to any preferred length, and the user has hydration that’s virtually effortless. The soft surface of this bottle feels good in the chest pocket of any of Ultraspire race vest.         • 500 mL soft bottle with an Infusion Valve and 5/16” diameter straw. • Fits in the front vest pockets for quick access and hands-free delivery. • BPA-free, Phthalate-free,... Read More

#Topotheweekend Photo Contest

We know you take your training and racing seriously. So wether you need a “topo” to keep your ears warm, head cool, keep the sweat from pouring in your eyes or even help cook those aid station burritos to perfection. We want to support you. So every Friday we want to see you out training! Post your photos on Instagram and hashtag them with #topotheweekend and we will pick a random winner to win a “topo” then you can wear it any way that you like! If your not sure how to wear a “topo” we have given some ideas. Can’t wait…get one... Read More

Expect the Unexpected: Performing Despite Setbacks

Each year I set specific performing goals for all aspects of my life that include major physical challenges over and above regular training. Since my time must be divided between roles as a father of 5, a husband and a company president, this leaves time for only 3 or 4 major events in a year, so each is of immense importance to me. The True Grit Epic 50-mile mountain bike race, a mostly single track and very technical race that incorporates several individual trail loops, was my first event of the year. My preparations were extensive. I repeatedly rehearsed sections of the course,... Read More

Ode to the Isomeric 8oz – Liza Howard

I am on a “need to know basis” with the details of my schedule these days.  If information isn’t immediately necessary for the conduct of my official duties as mother to a 6-year old and a new baby, I don’t have it.   Where am I running this weekend?  That’s “need to know” Saturday morning in the driveway. Dinner tonight? I’ll think about that at five. All this is to say that while I’d been enjoying the wonderful full catastrophe of motherhood, I hadn’t given my hydration plan for the Umstead 100-mile run much thought until the week before the race.  I’d be... Read More

UltrAspire is on the look out for qualified Independent Sales Reps

UltrAspire is on the look out for qualified Independent Sales Reps **This is an independent / contract position, and compensation is commission-only. Must be an established Independent Sales Rep or Agency to be considered for this role** Visit our website at www.ultraspire.com to learn more about the brand and products. Position summary: An Outside Sales Representative is required to drive sales growth and brand exposure in assigned territories. Responsibilities: • Develop and execute sales strategies • Open New Accounts/Increase market share in assigned territory. • Attend industry... Read More

Do Sweat the Small Things by: Bryce Thatcher

A few little things go a long way in preventing injury. It is Spring, the beginning of the race season for many trail and ultra runners. Along with the good weather comes renewed enthusiasm for training. Having spent many seasons feeling this surge of energy, I know first hand how often injuries pop up during this time. Besides my own training, the past two years I have been a volunteer coach for Desert Hills High School Cross Country Team in St. George, Utah. Over 90 kids with a wide range of needs and abilities all respond to a few little things that help prevent injury. These suggestions... Read More

Tarawera Ultramarathon 2014

We thought you would enjoy some photos from the Tarawera 2014 from UltrAspire Australia, Barefoot Inc. Despite the fact that the race had to be downgraded from a 100km to a 69km the afternoon before because a cyclone rolled in. It seemed to make the race faster as the elites all seemed to decided to just go for it with the shorter course. It was a good day out though despite the strong winds and rain, as the photos show the runners all seemed to just have fun with it and just enjoy themselves. Read blog posts pre and post race interviews from the Tarawera Ultramarathon 2014 on... Read More

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