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12-Jan-16

Packing for your multi-day Ultra running race - what to pack and how to pack it

The MdS rucksack is a technical bit of kit that is designed to be carried flat to your back so that you get no bounce and it remains rock steady against your frame, even when fully loaded. Elisabet Barnes talks to RunUltra, showing how to get the best out of this technical piece of kit - a must for any multi day runner.

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28-Dec-15

Top 10 RunUltra articles in 2015

You loved them, oh how you loved them. Here are the top ten articles that RunUltra brought you in 2015. Tales of triumph and suffering. Plenty of kit reviews. Lots of YOUR race reviews. Training tips. Nutrition tips. They are all on RunUltra.

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06-Dec-15

Top 10 runners' Xmas gifts: for Him

By Steve Diederich

Santa is on his pre-Christmas diet, preparing to clamber down those smoke-free chimneys. But what will he bring for the running man’s stocking? Steve Diederich has come up with the top ten things that will make any man whoop with joy on Christmas morning. (He had 11 but I had to censor one of them! Ed)

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06-Dec-15

Top 10 Runners' Xmas gifts: for Her

Christmas is sprinting to us faster than Elisabet Barnes on the final leg of the Marathon Des Sables. But what should you buy for the running woman? Here are our top ten tips for you. Put together by Alice Morrison. She is hoping that Santa will be kind to her....

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03-Dec-15

Highlights from the 4th MDS Expo

For the uninitiated this is the go-to show if you’re taking part in the famous Marathon des Sables (MDS) in April 2016 which kicked off with the revelation that one of the attendees had come from as far afield as Azerbaijan – such is the draw of this iconic event. This race is considered the toughest footrace on the planet (quote from Discovery Channel) and there were plenty of tales to persuade you to get your goals and race training plan established as soon as possible if you are taking part in this multi stage race.

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12-Nov-15

Roddy Riddle: Ex-international cyclist on his journey into Ultras

Roddy Riddle used to cycle internationally until fate intervened. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. But he refused to give up and has now carved himself a place in the ultrarunning community.

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04-Nov-15

Skyrunning is booming!

Skyrunning is booming! Contrary to what many believe, it’s not a new sport. It dates way back, but it was Italian Marino Giacometti who pioneered the sport on the slopes of Monte Rosa way back in 1989. Shane Donnelly talks to Ian Corless about this amazing and challenging sport.

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30-Oct-15

Halloween Special: Top 5 Trick or TREATS for ultra runners

So, the season of scariness is upon us and we have decided to get on that bandwagon and draw up a list of unmissable Halloween treats for ultra runners. Strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride...

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14-Oct-15

Mark Lynch, RunUltra's first Featured Member

Mark Lynch has been one of the most active Members of RunUltra since our inception. He is a great runner and a great community contributor. He regularly shares his race experiences with us and with you. Here, Luke Jarmey catches up with him to find out a little more about the man and his mojo.

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28-Jul-15

Hydration packs - on your back, waist, or in your hand?

With temperatures rising and longer lighter days for many of us in Europe and North America, we can hopefully all get out and run more. But as we all know, or maybe we don’t, we need to consider several things when running in the heat:

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