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26-Apr-17

Guide to our #RunUltraRace Awards 2017

We're excited to find out who you think organises the best ultra event. Our overall event winner will receive three months of marketing from RunUltra and become a featured race, so start nominating now.

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05-Apr-17

Running my first ultra

A couple of years ago I was getting a bit fed up running my usual route along the same old roads. It was pretty dull and I needed a new challenge. On a whim, I bought myself a fancy pair of trail running trainers and decided from then on, I was gonna be off-roading it. What a difference a bit of mud and jeopardy makes.

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09-Feb-17

The Pilgrim Challenge 2017

It is one of the favourite races on the UK ultra calendar, The Pilgrim Challenge organised by XNRG. It always provides plenty of adventure, speedy times and mud… plenty of mud. Last weekend’s edition was no exception. We talk to some of the racers about the highs and the lows.

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26-Oct-16

Autumn and Winter Racing

Autumn and winter may well be a time where you take stock, recharge after a long summer of races and build up your base fitness. However, there are some really good races around to consider doing to keep your head and your body in the game if, like many of us, you need a goal to keep motivation high.

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13-Jul-16

A Good Chat with Damian Hall – South West Coast Path Record, Journalism and Racing

A recent gallop along Britain’s longest National Trail, the infamous 630-mile South West Coast Path has earned Damian Hall a hard fought and much coveted fastest known time (FKT) of 10 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. After the battle smog cleared, we had a chat with Damian to learn more about this tumultuous challenge and his background in ultra running and outdoor journalism.

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27-Jun-16

Summer Racing: Having a Blast

When it’s cold and wet and you are up in the dark to get your long runs done in the long days of winter, it feels like summer and the chance to put all that training out there on the course will never come. But it’s here! Let’s look ahead to some of the biggest racing treats we have this summer.

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05-May-16

The Moon Shadow Wales Challenge

Call him crazy but Robert Chapman has decided to run round the perimeter of Wales in memory of his friend TJ. Here he and his wife tell the story.

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15-Mar-16

Race to the King: An ultra virgin’s tale

I have just signed up to walk the Race to the King, a double ultra marathon over two days in June. 52 miles! For those that don’t know me, this may seem like a challenge for any sporty, exercise-loving type. But I’m not one of those.

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14-Oct-15

Lakes in a Day 2015

What an epic day in the English Lakes. We all know what an amazing part of the world it is, however, far too often, the jewel of the UK is often shrouded in a layer of mist, clag and yes; rain! Not for the 2015 ‘Lakes in a Day.’ Ian Corless takes us through it.

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29-Sep-15

Top 10 ultras for beginners

Top ten lists for Ultras are always thorny, but for beginners it is even more so, as you have to factor in distance, continuous v multi-day, terrain and navigation. I (Alice Morrison) am definitely well-qualified as a beginner and slow runner, but I felt I needed some help so I brought in the big guns and consulted the ultra running community. Here is what we came up with. Please, do log in http://www.runultra.co.uk/Join-Run-Ultra and leave your comments as I am SURE we have missed off some corkers...

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