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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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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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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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19-Jan-17

One man and his dog - Dion and Gobi

It was the story that melted hearts worldwide last year. A tough-as-nails ultra runner meets plucky pup during the Gobi March race. They conquer the stages together and true love blossoms. There are twists and turns, drama, near-tragedy and then a happy ending as Gobi comes back to join Dion and Lucja Leonard and their cat for a new life in Edinburgh.

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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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10-Jan-17

Eric and Paul Chan: The Eight Deserts Challenge

Eric and Paul Chan are two Canadian brothers on a hot n’ dusty mission to run eight desert ultra-marathons in one year. As any desert running veteran will attest, this is no mean feat. We had a chat to find out a little of their background and what inspired them to take on this arid adventure.

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30-Sep-16

NEW places available for Marathon Des Sables 2017!

It is one of the most iconic races in the world and places for the Marathon des Sables (MDS) famously sell out as soon as they become available. The great news is that a new tranche of places has been made available exclusively to MDS UK and Ireland.

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14-Sep-16

The Adventurous Kiwi - An Interview with Hollie Woodhouse

A fine purveyor of all things outdoors, Hollie Woodhouse has a particular penchant for activities on the adventurous end of the spectrum. Between pounding trails in all corners of the globe, she also finds time to create and curate a boutique magazine, filled to the brim with a heady concoction of inspiring and compelling content.

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07-Jul-16

An Interview with Tobias Mews - Richtersveld, Writing and Running

Fresh off his men’s win and 2nd overall at the 2016 Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun, we have a yarn with esteemed British runner/writer Tobias Mews about the race and his general mastery of both pen and trail.

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