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21-Mar-17

Measuring self belief. Endurance sports online survey results.

When taking part in sport, or indeed any aspect of life, most people will stress how important it is to have self-belief. What this belief refers to is a psychological construct known as ‘self-efficacy’, which is an individual’s belief in their own ability to do a certain task or perform a certain skill.

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20-Mar-17

The Costa Rica Coastal Challenge 2017

There are many iconic ultras around the world: UTMB, Badwater 135, Western States 100, Marathon des Sables… but The Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica has to be up there in terms of drama, beauty and sheer adventure.

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14-Mar-17

7 videos on Sisu, Iran, effective practice, film trailers and Hawaii

At RunUltra we celebrate male and female ultra runners from around the world. This week on the tail of last week’s International Women’s Day, we bring you the feats of some extraordinary women ultra runners from New Zealand, Sweden and the US. Also some running practice tips and the story of HURT in the Aloha State. Last but not least we tracked down runner Gwen Dellar to tell us about being lost and alone in the desert – it is a cautionary tale.

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08-Mar-17

A celebration of women ultra runners

To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th March, we have gone to the archive for the best of our many pieces written by, and about, our outstanding women ultra runners. There is plenty of pain and suffering in these stories and lots of inspiration to be found. We have also pulled out some of the top tips for success – whether you are a man or a woman.

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08-Mar-17

Why do women win ultras?

There are very few sports where, on the day, a female athlete comes out on top and wins outright. There are very few sports where women and men compete in the same race or competition side by side. Horsemanship is one of them with women as equal competitors, but the biological playing field is levelled there by the horse. One of the great things about ultra running is that, in most races, you all set off together without regard for gender, age or ranking. So, what is behind this truth that women can beat their male counterparts and win ultras?

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06-Mar-17

Our top 10 most popular running articles in 2016

Here are the top ten articles that RunUltra brought you in 2016. There is something for everyone here from the newbies to those aiming up the mountains. Everything from controversy to gels. Training plans and nutrition tips and a few articles for those still trying to burn off their Christmas fat. They are all on RunUltra.

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02-Mar-17

7 TED talks on running, extreme sports and adventure

At RunUltra we’re always happy to hear how popular our web article selections are and how much you enjoy videos about running with funny water bottles and muddy trainers. This week, we’ve decide to introduce (to some of you) a whole new experience you might not be aware of: the world of TED.

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28-Feb-17

Lost in the desert: MDS cautionary tale

Everyone who attempts the Marathon des Sables, the legendary stage race across the desert, does so in the firm belief that they are going to finish it. Months of training, thousands of pounds, endless early morning rises to get that 15 mile run in before work go into every entry. Blood, sweat and tears doesn’t quite cover it.

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21-Feb-17

Heat chamber acclimation

A few years ago, heat chambers were the domain of experimental science that we believed only existed at NASA or were ancillaries to the Hadron collider. Well, it turns out that there are quite a few of these facilities now available and these have grown out of the developing understanding of sports science.

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15-Feb-17

7 articles on trail running, heroes, recipes, motivation and winning formulas

This week we bring you a great selection of videos and articles, tips and stories to read and to watch. Some new videos from Salomon on trail running, Dell Miller’s running story, recipes for cold weather running, tips for improving your overall fitness, motivation slumps, fighting lack of motivation and our very own RunUltra article on finding an ultra winning formula.

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