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02-Jun-16

The Trans Atlas Marathon

When Lahcen Ahansal, ten times winner of the Marathon des Sables, turns up as the sweep for an ultra marathon in the mountains, you can be sure it is going to be something pretty special.

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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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29-Feb-16

The Coastal Challenge 2016 - Part Three

The Coastal Challenge is a multi-day race over six days starting in the southern coastal town of Quepos in Costa Rica and finishing at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula 250km later. Ian Corless reviews the race. In part three he takes us through to the thrilling finish.

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27-Feb-16

The Coastal Challenge 2016 - Part Two

The Coastal Challenge is a multi-day race over six days starting in the southern coastal town of Quepos in Costa Rica and finishing at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula 250km later. Ian Corless reviews the race. In part two he takes us through the opening stages.

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25-Feb-16

The Coastal Challenge 2016 - Part One

The Coastal Challenge is a multi-day race over six days starting in the southern coastal town of Quepos in Costa Rica and finishing at the stunning Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula 250km later. Ian Corless reviews the race. In part one he gives us an overview.

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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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