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20-Nov-18

The Everest Trail Race

By Alice Morrison

Got your bucket list out? Good. You are going to need it. If you aren’t clicking on to www.everesttrailrace.co.uk by the end of this piece, then I have not written the race up properly.

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01-Nov-18

Lakes in a Day Race Report

By Dan Stinton

Ambleside has become the new “Garden of Eden”.  It’s all we have left to keep our minds focussed as we clamber down another set of slippy rocks.  We’re progressing slower than expected but time has become irrelevant - there are clean shoes and dry socks at the checkpoint and the thoughts of hot pasta, pizza and somewhere to get re-focussed has become the primary aim after being buffeted around the hills in the Lake District for the preceding 10-11 hours.

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15-Aug-18

Lakeland 50 Race Report

By Dan Stinton

“You do realise we're running sub-7.5 minute miles don't you?” says Helen, my new ultra-running buddy, as we pass through Coniston.

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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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03-May-17

Salewa Ultra Train shoes review

The Salewa trainers are designed for mixed mountain terrain and some mud and grass.

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31-Jan-17

New Inov-8 Roclite trainers collection review

Most ultra runners know about the brand inov-8. No doubt, many runners own a few pairs of inov-8 trainers, whether off-road or road versions. Now the company has launched their redesigned ROCLITE collection.

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12-Jan-17

Five Sport bras review

This one is a round-up test review for the female ultra runners, although, if you are a guy, you might be interested in buying your girlfriend/wife the perfect running gift.

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05-Jan-17

Inov-8 Trail Talon 275 running shoes review

The blurb for these Inov-8s says “for long miles on hard packed trails”. I tried them out on trail/mountain bike routes in the Peak District (UK) and also on a couple of longish days on hard-packed sand trails in the Agafay desert in Morocco.

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