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19-Sep-17

Crewing the CCC

The Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is the biggest mountain race of the year and attracts the best ultra runners in the world. UTMB is a week-long festival of ultra running that includes different events. James Eacott describes his experience crewing for one of them, the CCC (Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix) for ultra runner, Kerry Sutton.

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23-Aug-17

UTMB 2017 Preview

It is that time of year again when the determined and the speedy gather together in Chamonix to take part in the biggest mountain running event of the year, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc.

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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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22-Aug-17

A Chat with Mark Hammond: Western States 100 Podium, Mountain Adventures and Racing

Recently blitzing his way into a 3rd place in the mighty Western States 100, Mark Hammond is a name which we’re going to hear a lot more of going forward. Though a reasonably late starter to running, Mark comes from a strong ski touring and climbing background and has already notched up over a dozen wins. We had a chat to learn more about his background, his fantastic race at the Western States and his future plans.

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16-Aug-17

THE PALEO RUNNER

The Paleo diet has received a great deal of attention recently, with many, including Dean Karnazes, using it as a good nutrition plan for runners. On the assumption that our physiology should be optimised to the diet of our evolutionary past, athletes who follow the Paleo diet believe that it can enhance performance and aid recovery.

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10-Aug-17

7 articles on healthy food, strong minds, heat and pregnant running

Well, here it is, our latest selection of running related articles from the web. This week we have articles on healthy fridges, mental habits for successful runners and an encouraging piece to make the most of the heat and incorporate it to your training. We also have tips for ultra newbies and tips for finding running grounds in unfamiliar territory.

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10-Aug-17

Amazing Stories To Inspire Your Ultra Running

The adrenaline and camaraderie of the start line of a race are a very special buzz – one that all ultra runners know and love. But what do you do when that begins to fade? Or you decide that being in the throng is not for you and you want to be out there alone in the great wilderness? You plan, train for and set out on a big adventure all on your tod, of course... But running alone takes additional motivation, so here are 3 of our favourite ultra stories to ignite your ultra ambitions...

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09-Aug-17

Takeaways from Running a Multi-Day Race: Interview with Robbie Britton

In the third of our series of interviews with some of the best multi-day ultra runners on the circuit, we talk to Robbie Britton. He represents Great Britain and is the bronze medal winner for 24hr ultra marathon running with a distance of 261km. He’s also ran across Iceland with a mate, as you do, and is preparing to take on the Baikal Traverse.

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08-Aug-17

Managing heat stress

Adrian Benn is a serving army officer and a keen ultra runner and endurance athlete. He contacted RunUltra to share his experience of both working and running under extreme heat stress. He has some suggestions on how to manage the potentially lethal trio that is humidity, air temperature and solar (sun) light.

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02-Aug-17

Plantar Fasciitis and how to deal with it

The tell-tale sign of plantar fasciitis is that first-step pain in the morning, described by some as a “stabbing pain” at the base of the heel, or as similar to walking on broken glass.

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