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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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15-Feb-17

Rob Pope - In the footsteps of Forrest Gump

For some runners it is about personal fitness, for others it is about winning, some just love to run, some need to break themselves, but for all of us it is about taking on challenges and getting through them. Rob Pope, has taken on something pretty extraordinary. He ran across the United States and now he is running back again. We caught up with him to find out what it is all about.

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09-Feb-17

The Pilgrim Challenge 2017

It is one of the favourite races on the UK ultra calendar, The Pilgrim Challenge organised by XNRG. It always provides plenty of adventure, speedy times and mud… plenty of mud. Last weekend’s edition was no exception. We talk to some of the racers about the highs and the lows.

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03-Feb-17

IT Band: How to protect it, avoid and solve problems and aid your running

So many runners suffer from pain and tightness in their IT bands. It is one of those things that can start as a niggle and then become really debilitating. Karina Teahan looks at everything ITB: what it is, why it can become painful, and how to treat it with care.

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03-Feb-17

Renee McGregor – Performance and Clinical Dietician

Renee McGregor is a performance and Clinical Dietician who, combined with her personal love of ultra running, decided to study sports nutrition at post-graduate level. She’s since become a member of the Sports Exercise and Nutrition Register and has worked with the likes of Aly Dixon and Louise Damon (elite long distance runners), elite triathletes and uber-ultra runners Holly Rush, Robbie Britton and Lizzie Wraith.

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02-Feb-17

Resolutions and how to keep them

I hate new year’s resolutions but feel obliged to make them every year. It seems to me that no sooner do I say I will do something than I lose all desire whatsoever to do it.

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31-Jan-17

7 articles on food, alcohol, anxiety, emotional attachment and immune systems

There was probably a lot of festive eating this past December and now it’s time to focus on food for running.

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19-Jan-17

One man and his dog - Dion and Gobi

It was the story that melted hearts worldwide last year. A tough-as-nails ultra runner meets plucky pup during the Gobi March race. They conquer the stages together and true love blossoms. There are twists and turns, drama, near-tragedy and then a happy ending as Gobi comes back to join Dion and Lucja Leonard and their cat for a new life in Edinburgh.

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12-Jan-17

7 articles on vitamin D, hallucinations, winter running, mental strength and MDS training

2017 is finally here. And it comes full of training and healthy tips to add to all your NY resolutions.

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