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06-Dec-16

What are the best exercises for a hamstring injury like PHT?

Usually when we think of hamstring injuries we imagine a footballer or sprinter suddenly pulling up from full speed and clutching the back of their thigh. This is the most common type of sporting injury. However a lesser well known, though more common injury amongst ultra runners, is the proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT).

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02-Dec-16

Runners - All you need to know about ketosis and fat adaptation

Many runners have been convinced that they need carbohydrates to fuel for their endurance conquests, but a new question has been circulating in the ultra running community: “Can a high fat diet also be a high performance diet?”

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16-Nov-16

Taking care of your Achilles

A weak spot is called an Achilles heel after the great Greek warrior Achilles was shot in his heel with a poisoned arrow by sneaky Paris, but it really could equally have come from the fact that so many runners find it to be their downfall. Karina Teahan (BSc, MMT, MISCP) Chartered Physiotherapist and elite runner sat down with us to answer all our questions about this pesky tendon.

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09-Nov-16

7 articles on consistency, tips for multistage, dressing for success and downhill technique

Our latest selection of ultra running related articles from the web focuses on the practicalities of packing for a multistage as described by Ian Corless, to a range of training and running improvement suggestions such as the difference between consistency and intensity, how to stop your legs from aching and how to master downhill running.

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25-Oct-16

7 articles on running inspiration, recovery, benefits, good cheats and packing for a multi-stage

Our selection this week includes advice on how to plan your recovery post-race day, a selection of books on running, ten clear reasons to take up running, a great video guide for training and some great recommendations about where not to put your smartphone when running.

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12-Oct-16

7 articles on coffee, fat, disordered eating, old shoes and trail tech

The new running season is making us feel hungry so this week’s selection is full of nutrition-based articles: what to do with coffee before a race, a warning about disordered eating, and two articles on guidance on fat-burning, one through training and one through nutrition.

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04-Oct-16

Improving your posture, cadence and footfall

Shane Benzie is a movement analyst, coach and researcher. He has a particular interest in implementing a running style that focuses on reduced impact and energy efficiency. We have a chat with him to further understand what this is all about and how we can apply this to ourselves.

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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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27-Sep-16

7 articles on clean running, ‘hundos’, fitness trackers and ultra commandments

We have a varied and interesting selection of articles for you this week.

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13-Sep-16

7 articles on DNFs, running advice, mountain running and extraordinary feats

If you have ever DNFed a race and felt guilty or ashamed afterwards, this week we bring one related article that will interest you and one mini documentary that will move you, about a runner who did not (technically) finish the Western States 100 race. We also have a variety of articles to improve your running and RunUltra’s free training plan to run up (and down) mountains.

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