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11-May-17

7 videos and articles on hot and cold ultra running destinations, cake frosting and a bit of Greek history

Back by popular demand, our latest selection of videos and ultra running articles from the web, for rookies and experts alike. This week we have videos on two completely different running adventures, the hilly heat of a Spanish island and the cold snow flats of northern Norway and the unique personality of US ultra runner Claire Gallagher.

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25-Apr-17

Top 10 most read newsletter articles

At RunUltra we know you like your top ten lists as much as anyone, so we thought we’d let you know which are the most read articles by you, our faithful newsletter recipients. If you’ve missed any of these, here’s a chance to catch up.

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21-Apr-17

Tom Evans Q&A

Tom Evans leapt into the annals of history with his epic third place in the Marathon des Sables. He seemed to come from nowhere to overtake the pack and get himself on that podium. The long day – over 80 kilometres – saw him put in a stunning performance to come in second after the champion, Rachid El Morabity. Here, he talks to Luke Jarmey about his background, the desert and that brilliant run.

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18-Apr-17

The Marathon des Sables 2017 Race Report

The 32nd edition of the Marathon des Sables (MDS) produced a score of heroic tales. Every person who takes on this race is a champion, everyone who finishes it knows the satisfaction of achieving the often impossible. It is a challenge which will find your weak points and show you to yourself. Six stages of self-sufficient running across the great and forbidding Sahara desert.

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28-Mar-17

All you will ever need to know to run the MDS

It is one of the iconic ultras on the racing calendar, the Marathon des Sables, a 250km self-sufficient stage race across the desert. From that first decision to sign up, through the agony of training and preparing, right up to just before the race itself when you are panicking about what to pack, and how to get your head in the right space, we have the answers.

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14-Mar-17

7 videos on Sisu, Iran, effective practice, film trailers and Hawaii

At RunUltra we celebrate male and female ultra runners from around the world. This week on the tail of last week’s International Women’s Day, we bring you the feats of some extraordinary women ultra runners from New Zealand, Sweden and the US. Also some running practice tips and the story of HURT in the Aloha State. Last but not least we tracked down runner Gwen Dellar to tell us about being lost and alone in the desert – it is a cautionary tale.

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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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28-Feb-17

Lost in the desert: MDS cautionary tale

Everyone who attempts the Marathon des Sables, the legendary stage race across the desert, does so in the firm belief that they are going to finish it. Months of training, thousands of pounds, endless early morning rises to get that 15 mile run in before work go into every entry. Blood, sweat and tears doesn’t quite cover it.

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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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09-Feb-17

The Pilgrim Challenge 2017

It is one of the favourite races on the UK ultra calendar, The Pilgrim Challenge organised by XNRG. It always provides plenty of adventure, speedy times and mud… plenty of mud. Last weekend’s edition was no exception. We talk to some of the racers about the highs and the lows.

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