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14-Mar-18

7 articles and videos on adventure running, cramps, trail etiquette, pain management and salt

You can almost smell the arrival of spring. Snow and icicles be gone! Here’s our latest selection of internet articles for you to enjoy.

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13-Mar-18

Using painkillers in ultra running

Most runners will reach for the painkillers at some point in their running career. It may be due to injury, or, perhaps it’s a strategy employed to reduce muscle soreness after a hard race or training sessions.

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14-Feb-18

7 articles on fuelling, packing tips, dogs, running minds and treadmills

This week’s selection of articles and videos from the web focuses on preparation for those great events you’ve all signed up for. We've got tips on what to eat before the big day, how to pack for a multi-stage and how to pack a bag for regular training days.

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07-Feb-18

Can Training Barefoot Make You a Better Runner

Barefoot running is a rather controversial topic. So, does it have a place in ultra running? In this article, I give the low-down on why, and how, you might want to integrate barefoot running into your training.

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06-Feb-18

Our top 10 most popular running articles in 2017

Here are the top ten articles brought to you by RunUltra in 2017.

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23-Jan-18

7 videos and articles on dragons, running in the cold, running benefits and connecting with nature

We’re back after the holiday break with our first selection of great article reading and video watching for the year. We have two videos, one about the epic Dragon’s Back race in Wales (UK) and a more spiritual one about runners connecting with ancestral lands in North America.

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03-Jan-18

Ultra Running New Year’s Resolutions with a Difference

Most lists of New Year’s Resolutions are fairly similar. There is the standard “eat healthier,” “exercise more,” and “be more mindful.” But many ultra runners find it difficult to write up a list of resolutions that is worthy of sticking to the cubicle wall. So, in order to spur you on to a better you, I have compiled some of the top New Year’s Resolutions for ultra runners.

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20-Dec-17

A runner’s guide to surviving Christmas

These days, we are forced to count down to Christmas before the summer is even over. Christmas cards, gifts, mince pies and more appear on the shelves and we are constantly reminded of how many shopping days remain until the big day.

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08-Dec-17

Running and depression

I was asked to write an article about running and mental health. I am a clinical psychologist and an ultra runner, so this should be right up my street. However, I found myself stopping and starting and changing my mind over the best angle to take.

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29-Nov-17

7 articles on acclimatising, Everest, cramps, perfecting form and losing weight

In our last instalment of recommended reads for the month of November, we have a video of Kilian Jornet acclimatising in the Himalayas and also a great post by Elisabet Barnes about the 2017 Everest Trail Race with fantastic images from Ian Corless.

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