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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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06-Jul-17

Damian Hall on Multi-Day Racing

10 Questions / 3 World class runners. The heads-up on multi-day ultra running from the best in the business. Three amazing runners sprinkle some of their pixie dust on some insightful questions. First on the start line is Damian Hall: Sarah Lavender Smith and Robbie Britton still to come.

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27-Apr-17

A Chat with Colin Jackson - World Records and Wings for Life

As one of Britain’s and for that matter the world’s, greatest ever athletes; Colin Jackson held the 110m hurdles world record for 13 years and still to this day, holds the world record for the 60m hurdles.

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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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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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