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14-Aug-18

The professionalisation of ultra running – good or bad?

By Alfie Pearce-Higgins

Few topics divide opinion among endurance runners more than its transition into a full-blown commercial sport.

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13-Aug-18

Crewing Badwater

By Susie Chan

Badwater 135 is known as one of the toughest races in the world for a reason. The race route goes from the lowest point in continental US to the highest you can go without a climbing license. Susie Chan tells us what it is like to crew one of the world’s toughest races.

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18-Jul-18

The Namibia Crossing Wildrun

By Alice Morrison

Sometimes we run an ultra because it’s tough, sometimes because it’s local, sometimes because it’s part of a training plan or our mates are doing it.

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13-Jul-18

Super Fit Training and event preparation

By Simon Mesner

Undertaking an ultra event, even for an experienced athlete, presents a major challenge and requires plenty of preparation that will have a major impact on many, if not all, elements of the participant’s life.

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23-May-18

Third Lady at Marathon des Sables: An interview with Gemma Game

By Susie Chan

Gemma Game returned to the Marathon des Sables (MdS) this year after bagging herself a top 10 place in 2015.

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16-May-18

Tom Evans Q&A

Tom Evans’ star is continuing to rise. He bagged bronze at the World Trail Championships in May 2018 by clocking 8:49:35 for the 85.3km race. It was another stunning achievement for the man who leapt into the annals of history with his epic third place in the Marathon des Sables 2017. RunUltra’s Luke Jarmey interviewed him after the MdS about his background and his meteoric ascent in the ultra running scene.

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18-Apr-18

Marathon des Sables 2018 round up of bravery and blisters

By Alice Morrison

The Marathon des Sables 2018 was a great edition. First of all, many congratulations to all you champions who did it – GREAT JOB! The yearly trial by desert fire brought some exciting racing from the elites and the mid-field and some spectacular shows of true grit.

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06-Apr-18

Marathon des Sables 2018 Preview

By Alice Morrison

It’s that time of year again when social media suddenly becomes flooded with shots of golden sand and blue skies, shortly followed by bloody feet and yellow blisters filled with pus. Yes, it is the Marathon des Sables (MDS).

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17-Jan-18

Super Fit Training

Undertaking an ultra event, even for the experienced athlete, presents a major challenge, and requires plenty of preparation that will have a major impact on many, if not all, elements of the participant’s life.

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19-Dec-17

Review of the Running Year 2017

It is that time of year again when we look back fondly at the year that has gone by and start to think of the year ahead. 2017 has been a big year in ultra running. There have been world firsts, heroic failures, magnificent successes and all the drama and excitement of a year on the trails. Here are some of the best bits.

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