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31-Jan-18

Snow in the Sahara

If you are in the last throes of training for this year’s Marathon des Sables, you may be straining your way through Hot Yoga sessions or, perhaps, have splashed out for some sessions in a heat chamber.

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30-Jan-18

Ultra marathon cheat caught

Just a couple of weeks after the portable toilet fiasco, when a runner was found to be hiding in the loo and claiming extra laps, Tim Clarke of Perth Now has discovered that a British man, Mark Robson, has been disqualified and banned from future WA races, after taking a massive 40km shortcut during the Australia Day Ultra in Australind, Western Australia.

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17-Jan-18

Call for ultra running research volunteers

RunUltra has had a call for ultra runners who would be prepared to take part in some research on mental skills interventions. If you would like to join the study, the details are below. We will be publishing the results of the research here on RunUltra when it is concluded.

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17-Jan-18

Spine Challenger New Course Records

108 miles in 60 hours from Edale to Hardraw in January. How hard can it be? Pretty hard is the short answer. The MONTANE® Spine® Challenger set off at 8am on Saturday, January 13th and, as always, provided a great three days of racing.

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16-Jan-18

The winners of our 2018 RunUltra Blogger Awards

Thank you to all of you who took part in the voting for the 2018 Blogger Awards. Ultra running has really grown over the years and as testament to this we had a total of 105 bloggers from around the world who took part in our contest.

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15-Jan-18

Ultra cheat hides in portable loo

An ultra runner in Phoenix Arizona, Kelly Agnew, has been ignominiously caught cheating in a 24-hour ultra, part of Across the Years, by hiding out in a portable loo to catch his breath and then crossing the line to pretend he had done the lap.

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03-Jan-18

Run every road in your town

This story by Dave Copeland from the Tewkesbury Patch, Massachusetts, USA caught our eye as we looked up from the Christmas turkey. It’s a great idea for maximising your training while minimizing boredom.

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