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07-Dec-16

The power of Nitric Oxide (NO)

The benefits of the purple wonder root vegetable beetroot are growing in the world of sports science. New independent research from the University of Exeter has demonstrated, for the first time, that consumption of a single 7cl concentrated BEET IT Sport shot is all that’s needed to significantly improve sprint and high-intensity intermittent running performance.

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06-Dec-16

What are the best exercises for a hamstring injury like PHT?

Usually when we think of hamstring injuries we imagine a footballer or sprinter suddenly pulling up from full speed and clutching the back of their thigh. This is the most common type of sporting injury. However a lesser well known, though more common injury amongst ultra runners, is the proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT).

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02-Dec-16

Runners - All you need to know about ketosis and fat adaptation

Many runners have been convinced that they need carbohydrates to fuel for their endurance conquests, but a new question has been circulating in the ultra running community: “Can a high fat diet also be a high performance diet?”

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16-Nov-16

Taking care of your Achilles

A weak spot is called an Achilles heel after the great Greek warrior Achilles was shot in his heel with a poisoned arrow by sneaky Paris, but it really could equally have come from the fact that so many runners find it to be their downfall. Karina Teahan (BSc, MMT, MISCP) Chartered Physiotherapist and elite runner sat down with us to answer all our questions about this pesky tendon.

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09-Nov-16

7 articles on consistency, tips for multistage, dressing for success and downhill technique

Our latest selection of ultra running related articles from the web focuses on the practicalities of packing for a multistage as described by Ian Corless, to a range of training and running improvement suggestions such as the difference between consistency and intensity, how to stop your legs from aching and how to master downhill running.

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01-Nov-16

Can Fish Oil Make You a Better Runner?

A recent study published by the Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California found ultra runners to be an extremely healthy bunch of people.

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04-Oct-16

Improving your posture, cadence and footfall

Shane Benzie is a movement analyst, coach and researcher. He has a particular interest in implementing a running style that focuses on reduced impact and energy efficiency. We have a chat with him to further understand what this is all about and how we can apply this to ourselves.

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27-Sep-16

7 articles on clean running, ‘hundos’, fitness trackers and ultra commandments

We have a varied and interesting selection of articles for you this week.

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13-Sep-16

7 articles on DNFs, running advice, mountain running and extraordinary feats

If you have ever DNFed a race and felt guilty or ashamed afterwards, this week we bring one related article that will interest you and one mini documentary that will move you, about a runner who did not (technically) finish the Western States 100 race. We also have a variety of articles to improve your running and RunUltra’s free training plan to run up (and down) mountains.

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01-Sep-16

7 articles on glycogen, speed, mountain running, health and UTMB 2016

Autumn is but a few weeks away in the Northern Hemisphere and, in Europe, most mountain ultra running events of the summer season have packed up and are already planning their 2017 editions. In this week’s selection of articles from the web we bring you health and nutrition, some fantastic views of the Alps and a report on the greatest mountain event in Europe, the UTMB.

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