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06-Oct-15

Crossing the Devil's Workshop

Back in January 2015, we caught up with Scottish ultrarunner and doctor Andrew Murray ten days before he set out on his Namib 550 experience. All these months later he's been kind enough to answer a few more questions about his African desert experience and where he's running off to next.

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21-Sep-15

Race management: How to plan and race effectively

When you tell ‘normal’ people that you’re running 50 miles, 100 miles or even further, all they think is how incredibly fit you must be in comparison to them and that’s why you can do it. While physical fitness is definitely a factor, much more important is how you prepare for and execute your ultra. How you manage everything in addition to the running will ultimately determine the outcome of your race. Justin Bateman, runner and coach, takes us through it.

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11-Sep-15

Are you ever “ready” to transition to ultra?

Ingrid Featherstone had run 36 marathons and one ultra when she stepped up to 75km. Here she tells us how she got there. It is about the physical, but that mental journey is equally important.

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11-Aug-15

An interview with Sean Conway

“I’m an endurance adventurer nomad who lives on a WW2 gunboat“. That is how Sean Conway with the wild, ginger hair introduces himself. He is also the first man to cycle, run and swim the whole British Isles – the Ultimate British Triathlon.

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17-Jul-15

Ultra Food

Figuring out how much and what to eat for an ultra, let alone a multi-day race, can sometimes appear as challenging as running the event itself. Ultra nutrition is what I get asked about time after time, usually after an ultra that hasn’t quite gone to plan and ended up in a DNF. With all the diet fads, products and self proclaimed do’s and don’ts, it’s no wonder a lot of runners don’t quite know what to pack so here’s some pointers to guide you in the right direction.

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07-Jul-15

Top tips to keep hydrated

With the recent heatwave, it’s no wonder the topic of hydration has been on the tips of our tongues. Of course, whilst many us will be thanking the sun gods, increased temperatures at home or on a race abroad can bring their own challenges for runners. A personalised fluid plan can help you stay topped up.

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25-Jun-15

Runners’ Stories: Running with Diabetes

I am Olivier Kronal, a runner with Type 1 Diabetes. I am 34 years old and live in Tienen in Belgium with my girlfriend, Kelly. I started running two years ago after watching Tom Waes, a Belgian TV star, running the Marathon des Sables. At that time, I had been living with type 1 diabetes for more than 3 years.

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23-Jun-15

Want to be a better climber? Here’s Six Top Tips

Interest in trail and mountain running is at an all time high. It appears that as each day passes, more and more races are added to an ever-expanding calendar.

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05-Jun-15

Supplements: the do’s and don’ts

Pills, potions, powders; supplements come in all shapes and sizes from your daily multivitamin to your post run protein powder. Many of you may pop a pill “just in case” you’re not meeting your daily nutrition needs. Around a quarter of UK adults report doing so. There has also been a soar in supplement sales in recent years so the question is, do you need to be supplementing?

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30-Apr-15

What is trail running…?

Trail running is one and many things. Find out what your fellow runners think and add your own voice.

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