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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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08-Dec-17

The graphene trainer revolution

In a world first, inov-8 has collaborated with the University of Manchester to come up with a way to use graphene in trainers. Graphene is the thinnest material on earth. It is just one atom thick but is 200 times stronger than steel.

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09-May-17

Beware - you can “catch” running

We don’t know if this is good news or bad news, but a new study has just revealed that running is, in fact, contagious. We already knew it was addictive.

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26-Jan-17

You can build up a “sleep bank”

A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine has shown that if you sleep for extra hours before taking on a challenge that does not let you sleep your performance will be improved.

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20-Oct-16

Take this survey and help the science of endurance

Here at RunUltra we have been contacted by a PhD researcher at the University of Kent (UK) who is investigating psychological factors and constructs which may be important for endurance performance, with a focus of developing and implementing interventions to help aid endurance athletes.

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23-Jun-16

A world-class outdoor laboratory for ultra running in the Valley of Chamonix

If you’re heading for the Alps to enjoy the great running spectacle that is the UTMB experience, this year there’s an additional point of interest at the event. The French town of Chamonix will host the third International Medicine and Science in Ultra-Endurance Sports Conference.

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19-May-16

Calling all amateur female ultra runners

Dr Irene Kavanagh (MSc Psychology) at the Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) is looking to recruit amateur female ultra runners to complete a brief and anonymous online survey as part of her research project: ‘A quantitative exploration of mental toughness and positive well being in female ultra runners’.

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01-Feb-16

Ultra runner Susie Chan ran 110.3km on a treadmill

Ultra runner, Susie Chan has broken the 12-hour treadmill world record. She ran a total distance of 68.54 miles (110.3km) in 12 hours in the Human Performance laboratory at Kingston University's Penrhyn Road campus (UK).

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