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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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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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28-Dec-16

2016 round up … what a year it was

It’s been a fantastic year in the ultra running community. World records smashed, stereotypes vanquished and hopes and dreams realised. We have been covering it all the way and here is our look back at 2016. Put those tired feet up and enjoy.

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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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24-Nov-16

7 running videos to get you on the trails

This week we bring you a video bonanza to visually inspire you to go out there and do more.

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25-Oct-16

7 articles on running inspiration, recovery, benefits, good cheats and packing for a multi-stage

Our selection this week includes advice on how to plan your recovery post-race day, a selection of books on running, ten clear reasons to take up running, a great video guide for training and some great recommendations about where not to put your smartphone when running.

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22-Apr-16

Returning champ, Elisabet Barnes gives us the lowdown on her 2016 MDS

Elisabet Barnes is one of our favourite ultra runners. She combines a fierce competitive spirit with a love of the sport that includes all around her and she is great fun to spend time with. Steve Diederich caught up with her after Marathon Des Sables 2016, to get her thoughts on the race.

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