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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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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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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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09-Aug-17

Takeaways from Running a Multi-Day Race: Interview with Robbie Britton

In the third of our series of interviews with some of the best multi-day ultra runners on the circuit, we talk to Robbie Britton. He represents Great Britain and is the bronze medal winner for 24hr ultra marathon running with a distance of 261km. He’s also ran across Iceland with a mate, as you do, and is preparing to take on the Baikal Traverse.

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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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26-Jul-17

7 articles on trails, DNFs, the Appalachian Trail, Badwater 135 and mountain ultra runners

By now half of the planet is in the midst of summer and for many runners this means higher temperatures and more free time to run the trails. This week, in our selection of articles and videos, we have some tips if you’re new to running away from the roads, some kit suggestions on what to carry and some debate on trail running perceptions.

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25-Jul-17

How to plan your own ultra or self supported adventure

You don’t have to pay for the privilege of a race number to have an ultra-distance adventure. Sure, it’s easier to just rock up after someone else has done the donkey work for you, promise to play by their rules, hand over the cash and then give it your best shot – but after you’ve done that for a wee while strange things start to happen (in some of us at least).

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12-Jul-17

7 articles on psychology, aid stations, running tricks, dreaming on your feet and walk breaks

This week it’s mostly about our heads, minds and hearts when running. The psychology you need to master to train and complete races, the power of human and calorie aid in the midst of an ultra, and tips on making running easier both physically and mentally.

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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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28-Jun-17

A recipe to kick-start your ultra running journey

Even for experienced runners, the thought of taking that next step into ultra running can be a daunting prospect. It can take a lot of discipline and dedication to get started, however the end result is always rewarding.

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