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15-Aug-17

Conti Thunder Run 2017

"I hope you f***ing die tomorrow" came the angry reply. I stare up at the temporary canvas roof and try to work out how much sleep I need to prepare for tomorrow’s challenge. I realise there’s not enough hours left.

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24-May-17

Wind, sand and ever changing plans - racing my first ultra

This is it, four months of specific training all for this moment, to toe the start line of my first ultra race, the 60 van Texel. A new adventure, away from the marathon and into the unknown.

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04-May-17

Glasgow to Edinburgh Race Review – Who knew flat could be so interesting?

I chose the Glasgow to Edinburgh race (G2E) as my first ultra for a number of reasons. Firstly, as an Edinburgh resident, it’s local; secondly, as it’s flat, it is a relatively quantifiable challenge for a first-timer; and finally, at under £50 to enter it’s good value and doesn't create a big sunk cost if injury prevents you making it to the start line.

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19-Dec-16

THE WHITE ROSE ULTRA 100 - Fireworks, vampire sheep and black ice

Congratulations to Anne-Marie Lord who shares the ups and downs of her first 100 miler on the White Rose Ultra (WRU) on 5th and 6th November 2016. Anne-Marie enjoyed a bird’s eye view of the fireworks on Guy Fawkes night, whilst slogging over the Yorkshire moors and bogs on this tough and challenging event and finds a surprise at the finish line.

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28-Apr-16

The Fox Trail

Preparing for an ultra doesn't necessarily mean you have to run ultra distances, sometimes a shorter distance trail race in decidedly ‘unfavourable’ conditions can be a great way to train for your upcoming ultras. You might have to read this by the fire, but dip into Janneke and Konstantin’s very chilly review of the 20km Foxtrail race in sunny Scotland.

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22-Dec-15

To dnf or not to dnf - an ultrarunner's dilemma

No ultra runner enters a race lightly, there is just too much at stake. Benjamin Port took on the Amalfi Coast Crossing and found that it threw up the most fundamental questions of why he puts his body through it and where his real priorities lie.

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30-Nov-15

Triple Brutal - not for wimps! Part three – the Run

The Brutal Events Triple Iron Distance Triathlon consists of the three Triathlon disciplines x 3 in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. James Page took it on.

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30-Nov-15

Triple Brutal - not for wimps! Part two – the Bike

The Brutal Events Triple Iron Distance Triathlon consists of the three Triathlon disciplines x three in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. James Page took it on and this is part two of his story: the Bike at 348 miles.

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30-Nov-15

Triple Brutal - not for wimps! Part one – the Swim

The Brutal Events Triple Iron Distance Triathlon consists of the three Triathlon disciplines over three mental distances covering a gruelling course set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. There are options on distances from half, full double and triple iron. James Page took on the big one and here is his story.

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22-Sep-15

ÖTILLÖ SwimRun World Championships

After months of training in lakes, swimming in trainers and running in wetsuits, making their own kit and planning, the time arrived for Mark Chandler and Dave Hodgson to take part in the ten year anniversary of the ÖTILLÖ SwimRun World Championship in Sweden. ÖTILLÖ means island to island and the race spans 26 islands with 65km of running and 10km of swimming in the Baltic Sea. How hard could it be? Here, Mark answers that question and tells us about his experience with a very famous bottom...

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