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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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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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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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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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29-Dec-16

7 articles on planning ahead, winter, snow, cold and mountain running

You might want to grab a hot drink while you read this last chilly roundup of articles for 2016. It’s all about running in the cold, trail running in snow and running up and down icy mountains with Kilian Jornet.

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12-Dec-16

A winning ultra running formula? – 5 things winning runners do

‘So Andy, they said. ‘Now you’re warmed up this ‘transitioning’ theme…can you write us an article on what it takes to go from competitor to winner?’
Cue short pause for thought.
‘Not…really,’ I said.

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08-Dec-16

7 top tips on running faster, race fuelling, uphill trails and ketosis

Last week we brought you a video bonanza of amazing running locations to inspire you to run further. This week it’s all about tips.

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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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