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08-Aug-17

Managing heat stress

Adrian Benn is a serving army officer and a keen ultra runner and endurance athlete. He contacted RunUltra to share his experience of both working and running under extreme heat stress. He has some suggestions on how to manage the potentially lethal trio that is humidity, air temperature and solar (sun) light.

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23-May-16

Hypothermia and Hyperthermia (Part 2)

In this article, we look at Hyperthermia which refers to the elevated temperature of the human body due to a failure of thermoregulation and in severe cases can result in death.

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09-May-16

Down but not Out! Ultra running champion Harvey Lewis’s MdS story

Ultra running is a great community, full of interesting people with stories to tell. Tales of bravado and bravery, suffering and satisfaction, races well run and abilities tested to their limit, above all stories of the triumph of the human spirit. This is one of those stories.

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04-May-16

Drink, run, replenish, repeat. 5 RunUltra articles on how to keep your water levels optimal

Drink cool fresh water and plenty of fluids to hydrate. If this sentence doesn’t make you thirsty, these articles certainly will. We’ve put together our best articles on hydration by our favourite nutritionist Rin Cobb.

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31-Mar-16

The final countdown: MdS 2016

MdS 2016 is upon us and the heroic runners are getting their kit and heads in order to launch their quest for desert glory. It is a race like no other and is there for anyone brave enough to take it on, whether they be an elite or a plodder. You need a good attitude, strong feet and a capacity for enjoyment in the face of extreme heat, an awful lot of sand and seemingly endless dunes.

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28-Dec-15

Top 10 RunUltra articles in 2015

You loved them, oh how you loved them. Here are the top ten articles that RunUltra brought you in 2015. Tales of triumph and suffering. Plenty of kit reviews. Lots of YOUR race reviews. Training tips. Nutrition tips. They are all on RunUltra.

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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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28-Jul-15

Hydration packs - on your back, waist, or in your hand?

With temperatures rising and longer lighter days for many of us in Europe and North America, we can hopefully all get out and run more. But as we all know, or maybe we don’t, we need to consider several things when running in the heat:

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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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08-May-15

The latest H2O flooding our shelves…

Left to fend for yourself on a desert island, your first priority is to find water, although going by the latest series of The Island with Bear Grylls perhaps not. Needless to say, you’ll die from thirst well before wasting away so I think we can all agree, meeting your fluid needs is essential for life.

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