Your Tutor

Roger Burlinson is the founder of Sport Walk and has walked ultramarathons non-stop up to 100 miles in length. He has years of experience, completing both organised ultras and personal challenges and through Sport Walk has taught people how to walk more efficiently, so they can go longer more easily.

Roger devised the three step technique adaptation that turbo charges a normal walking style, making it more effective and energy efficient, ideal for taking on long distance challenges like ultramarathons and he shares this method within this course.

Roger is also experienced in devising fuelling and hydration strategies for ultramarathons and has a wealth of knowledge about training and conditioning.

More than this though, Roger is passionate about the opportunities Sport Walking brings and his solutions to some very common concerns about taking on an ultramarathon will reassure even the most nervous participant.

My First Ultra - Course Outline

My First Ultra is divided into six comprehensive sections covering every aspect of ultramarathon preparation for walkers and recreational runners. There's advice on adapting your walking style so that you can be as efficient as possible and save energy. There's guidance on what equipment, shoes and clothing to use and detailed information to help you with nutrition and hydration during the challenge.

In addition to this, there's detailed information to help you build a six month training plan, with three phases of training to ensure the whole process doesn't wear you down or get on top of you and there's insights into mental toughness and looking after your body and mind, so that you arrive at the start line fresh and raring to go.


In this first section, we introduce you to the course and explain all the different types of ultramarathons you can choose from

Where to start

It's important to get the right start when preparing for an ultramarathon, so we set you up to succeed with tips on walking technique and more

Planning to succeed

Failing to plan is planning to fail, so in this section we give you all the tools you need to keep your training on the right track

Building your foundation

Build a strong foundation and it'll support everything you do, so we give you guidance on training, equipment and nutrition

Sharpening your focus

Getting into the main training block and understanding aspects like mental toughness, so that you can progress

Final preparation

Your training journey is nearly over but this last phase needs to be managed carefully, so you arrive at the start fresh

My First Ultra - Full Curriculum

  Section One - Introduction
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  Section Two - Where to Start
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  Section Three - Planning to Succeed
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  Section Four - Building Your Foundation
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  Section Five - Sharpening Your Focus
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  Section Six - Final Preparation
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  Bonus Lecture
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What people are saying about Roger's tuition

"This man just taught me I've been walking wrong my whole life!"

"I tried your techniques yesterday & took two minutes off my mile pace!"

"Thanks for all your advice, I found it really helpful. I've done a couple of 17 mile walks & a 22.5 mile walk in training for an ultra & I found them surprisingly easy"

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