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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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19-Sep-17

7 articles on inspirational women, mental health, bears, shin splints and self-supported runs

For many of you, summer and the holidays are over, and your autumn days are filled with new activities or others that had been abandoned for a few weeks. We’ve put together a new selection of articles that we’ve come across on the web so that you can easily get back into the habit of reading about running.

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05-Sep-17

A chat with ultra runner Joe Grant - Tour de 14ers Colorado - Part 1

For anyone who's visited Colorado they'll know it has some pretty high, snowy mountains. But can you imagine setting off on your own self powered ultra adventure on your bike with a bit of kit to run up every mountain above 14,000 feet?

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29-Aug-17

7 articles on running lies, gadgets, bags-to-go, discipline, atherosclerosis and prehistory

Sometimes it’s hard to train. Discipline, purpose, (lies) and dreams are all you need to get you out there: Alice Morrison, Andy Jones-Wilkins and Nathan Dewall share their methods. This week we also bring you articles on (un)necessary gadgets, a check list for your running bag, some medical research results and the pros and cons of adopting a “prehistoric” diet. Read on.

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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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