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16-Aug-18

7 articles on jitters, walking, learning to run, high altitude, poles and Goldilocks

By Elsa Trujillo

Summer in the northern hemisphere is all about the heat and that great mountain festival of running - UTMB. If you’re heading that way, you probably know all about what we’ve selected this week but it’s never too late to learn something new. 

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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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09-Aug-18

Sweden’s oldest ultra, the GAX 100

By Ulf Tjärnström

In the middle of the hottest summer in 262 years, 63 men and women decided to go for a run. A run of e100 miles. Even though most people think it is a crazy idea, ultra runners are not like most people. So off they went.

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26-Jul-18

Kilian Jornet Interview – Competition, Training and Everest

By Luke Jarmey

His latest feat was to smash the Bob Graham Round record - a record that had resisited all attempts for 36 years, taking nearly an hour off the time set by Billy Bland in 1982. The man, the myth, the legend… it would be easy to get carried away when describing Kilian Jornet and his impact upon the world of ultra running and mountain endurance sports. He has a ridiculous race record, personal projects that blow the mind and a crossover appeal like no other.

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24-Jul-18

Taking on the Everest Trail Race

By Alice Morrison

I am a swinger. I confess it. And it is something I really want to give up. Not that kind – I live in a tiny Berber hamlet and would almost certainly be arrested!

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18-Jul-18

Top Reviews June 2018

By Luke Jarmey

We’re pleased to announce our top reviews for June. Congratulations go to Ian Rowe who will receive a pack of 33Shake Chia Energy Gels.

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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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10-Jul-18

5 rules of Crewing

By Susie Chan

Many ultramarathons allow crews and in the US it is very much encouraged. Crewing can mean either running alongside the racer or being a mobile aid station.

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27-Jun-18

7 articles on female winners, mindfulness, running slow, anxiety, heat and DNFs

By Elsa Trujillo

Although heat is still a theme, it’s getting hotter in the northern hemisphere as we speak, this week our curated sample of great ultra running articles from the web includes a great video of trail running in Norway and much more...

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