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18-Oct-17

The 5 toughest stage races

I thought choosing the  toughest single-stage ultras was hard, but it turns out that selecting the toughest stage races is even more difficult. Not as difficult as running them, obviously! The problem is trying to compare them: mountains v jungle, desert v glaciers.

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23-Aug-17

The 7 toughest single-stage ultra races in the world

Before I commit my first word to paper, I am imagining the sighs, tuts and social media condemnation I am about to face for daring to choose the toughest single-stage ultras in the world. In truth, this is a very flexible list and I am hoping it will start a debate and I will be able to revise and increase it, as runners let me know why Tor des Geants is actually quite easy compared to …….

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02-Mar-17

7 TED talks on running, extreme sports and adventure

At RunUltra we’re always happy to hear how popular our web article selections are and how much you enjoy videos about running with funny water bottles and muddy trainers. This week, we’ve decide to introduce (to some of you) a whole new experience you might not be aware of: the world of TED.

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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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21-Dec-16

Lowri Morgan Q&A: Jungle, Ice and the 333

Lowri Morgan is a Welsh television presenter, perhaps best known for presenting S4C’s coverage of the World Rally Championship and Adventure documentaries. However, she’s also a seriously badass ultra-runner, with a coveted 6633 Ultra finish to her name and has recently thrown herself into a unique running challenge in Snowdonia -  the 333.

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08-Dec-16

Ready for a life changing, quadrathlon adventure?

It's minus four, snow blankets the wilderness around you, the smell of burning pine drifts through the air and a light cloud covering caps the endless sea of peaks...

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19-May-16

Hypothermia and Hyperthermia (Part 1)

They sound the same don’t they? But don’t be confused. In the following two articles we will clearly explain the differences and do our best to inform you how to avoid it and what to do should it happen.

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16-Mar-16

Q&A with Robbie Britton - winner of the 2016 Arctic Ice Ultra

Luke Jarmey puts Robbie Britton under the microscope. From how he began in the sport to his place now as one or the UK’s top runners. In a tale of ice and fire, he tells all.

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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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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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