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04-Feb-16

Eat lean, eat clean: 5 nutrition pieces to help your running

We bring you five articles from RunUltra’s favourite nutritionist about carbohydrates, iron, beetroot, superfoods and runner beans. Read her tips and advice to help you improve your health and your running through a complete and balanced nutrition plan.

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18-Jan-16

7 great trail and ultra running ideas for January

By Elsa Trujillo and Alice Morrison

We are already half way through January and if you're a normal human being you will have broken most of your resolutions already. It's winter for most of us and the cold months stretch ahead. What will 2016 bring: more running and training, less chocolate and beer? Or the other way round? Elsa Trujillo has scoured the net to bring you what is floating ultra and trail runners’ boats this January.

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23-Oct-15

Q&A with Lucja Leonard on the Genghis Khan Ice Marathon

When Andrew Murray initially told us about the Genghis Khan Ice Marathon, which will be held for the first time in January 2016, we were intrigued. So, we were really looking forward to delving into the details of this fascinating event with Lucja Leonard.

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06-Oct-15

Crossing the Devil's Workshop

Back in January 2015, we caught up with Scottish ultrarunner and doctor Andrew Murray ten days before he set out on his Namib 550 experience. All these months later he's been kind enough to answer a few more questions about his African desert experience and where he's running off to next.

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28-Sep-15

Finishing the 6633 Ultra - Interview with Gavan Hennigan

The 6633 Ultra is one of the toughest Ultras out there. There have been 7 editions and so far only 19 people have ever completed the 350-mile race. Luke Jarmey talked to Gavan Hennigan after he joined that heroic few.

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21-Sep-15

Race management: How to plan and race effectively

When you tell ‘normal’ people that you’re running 50 miles, 100 miles or even further, all they think is how incredibly fit you must be in comparison to them and that’s why you can do it. While physical fitness is definitely a factor, much more important is how you prepare for and execute your ultra. How you manage everything in addition to the running will ultimately determine the outcome of your race. Justin Bateman, runner and coach, takes us through it.

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20-Aug-15

Time to Eat

Juggling a busy lifestyle of work, family, running and rest, not to mention all the time spent googling races and kit, has become the norm of our western ways. Long commutes and shift work only add to this, and for many it can become a real challenge to get the balance right. Food quite often takes a backseat. Routine and food choices can be hampered in the quest to keep energy levels up.

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17-Jul-15

Ultra Food

Figuring out how much and what to eat for an ultra, let alone a multi-day race, can sometimes appear as challenging as running the event itself. Ultra nutrition is what I get asked about time after time, usually after an ultra that hasn’t quite gone to plan and ended up in a DNF. With all the diet fads, products and self proclaimed do’s and don’ts, it’s no wonder a lot of runners don’t quite know what to pack so here’s some pointers to guide you in the right direction.

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07-Jul-15

Top tips to keep hydrated

With the recent heatwave, it’s no wonder the topic of hydration has been on the tips of our tongues. Of course, whilst many us will be thanking the sun gods, increased temperatures at home or on a race abroad can bring their own challenges for runners. A personalised fluid plan can help you stay topped up.

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22-Jun-15

Five signs you could be ‘too’ healthy

With all the healthy eating messages being thrust down our throats, it’s no wonder it’s a common topic of discussion. We all have our own thoughts about what healthy eating means to us individually, leading to the food choices we make. There’s no denying a healthy balanced lifestyle is the way forward, but is there a point when it can go too far and we can become ‘too’ healthy?

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