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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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23-Jun-17

7 articles on newbies, injuries, sponsorship, cycling and pushing yourself further

This week our selection of articles focuses mostly on a range of tips and advice to improve your training, and how to deal with and avoid injury. We also bring you some Ian Corless pictures of ultra runners and some interesting advice on netting sponsorship for running. Our very own article this week explores ways to push yourself harder both physically and mentally.

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21-Jun-17

How to Judge Mid-Ultra Whether to Tough It Out or to Quit

This guest post comes from California-based coach, ultrarunner and blogger Sarah Lavender Smith, who recently published the book, The Trail Runner’s Companion: A Step-by-Step Guide to Trail Running and Racing, from 5Ks to Ultras. Sarah was voted RunUltra’s 2017 Overall Best Blogger for her blog, TheRunnersTrip.com.

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07-Jun-17

Lyme Disease: Runners Beware

We have been getting reports of runners who have been affected by Lyme Disease, both in the United States and across the water in Europe, and so wanted to keep you informed about the symptoms and causes of this disease.

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