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07-Oct-20

Volunteers: The Heroes of Ultra running

By Sarah Cooke

 

We take a look at the unsung heroes of ultra running; the volunteers, crew and pacers without whose help races simply wouldn't happen.

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25-Aug-20

Running the Camino

By Seth Grotzke

 

Have you ever wanted to run the Camino de Santiago trail? Seth Grotzke and his Dad took on the trail and he has some great tips if you want to give it a go.

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14-Apr-20

Surviving lockdown - keeping your head and your fitness

By Sarah Cooke

 

I cannot tutor your kids, speed up government grants, make your partner do the washing up or even find a shop stocking that elusive toilet roll. What I will try to do is suggest ways in which you can channel the stuff that normally gets vented on the run whilst you’re in lockdown.

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25-Apr-19

7 weird and wonderful runner stories

By Kate Allen

Another collection of amusing stories from around the web to fill your coffee break.

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16-Apr-19

Race overload – finding the balance between challenge and obsession

By Sarah Cooke

Ultra-runners are a diverse breed – our distances range from a bit more than a marathon to hundreds or even thousands of miles. Some of us pick one or two races a year and dedicate our training to them. Others seem to be racing every weekend.

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20-Mar-19

Maintenance on the countdown to race day

By Karina Teahan

Many of us are well into our 2019 training plans with various races and long training runs on the horizon.  With this in mind, rather than focus on a specific injury, this month’s article takes a broad view of what we can do leading up to race day and what to consider if you get an injury in those final few weeks/days.

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05-Feb-19

The Journey to my first 100 miles Part 1

 

By Tom Haynes

In this series, we follow Tom Haynes’ story as he trains for his first ever 100-mile run by taking on the Endure 24 in June.

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21-Nov-18

7 articles on stress, fuels and injuries and first time advice

By Elsa Trujillo

We have some great articles and podcasts for you this week. For your training advice, we have some recommendations to avoid taking your stress onto the tracks and some great pieces on how injuries can be prevented and how to adapt when they go ahead and happen anyway.

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06-Nov-18

How to pack for a multi day ultra

By Kathryn Bullock

Here is a super helpful video from Elisabet Barnes on packing for a multi-day race. Elisabet is the women’s winner of the 2015 Marathon des Sables and owner of MyRacekit.

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06-Nov-18

7 articles on running and managing mental health and stress

By Elsa Trujillo

For International Stress Awareness Week (5th - 9th November), we’ve collated a series of articles dealing with different aspects of mental health and ultra running.

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