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14-Feb-19

Dynafit Ultra Pro Pole Review

By Seth Grotzke

Are you looking for poles for a mountain race, multi-day event,

or better stability?

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14-Nov-18

OMM Kamleika jacket review

By Alice Morrison

The OMM Kaleika is a mountain shell with excellent four way stretch so that it moves with you on the trails. It comes in both men’s and women’s specific and is a waterproof and a windproof that packs up really small.

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04-Jul-16

Relentless Forward Progress - Bryon Powell book review

I bought Relentless Forward Progress early in my ultra running days. I’d “run” (read: walked / hobbled / crawled / cried) my way across the Atacama on my first ultra and returned to the UK realising that I needed to add some sort of structure to my training if future events weren’t to follow a similar painful path.

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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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02-Feb-16

10 Best Energy Gels review

So, lets get the debate out of the way, straight away. Gels are Marmite – you either need them or hate them (Nobody can love them right?). Energy gels remain part of the nutrition armoury of many runners, often as a “get out of jail free card”. They typically deliver concentrated sugars/salts/caffeine in a quick hit, they have developed from those nasty tasting sachets that were once like industrial by-products to some more palatable interesting natural flavoured pick me ups.

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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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02-Apr-15

From Out of Shape, Drunken Slob to Ultra Marathon Runner

We came across Dan Mayers and his story whilst conversing about race reviews on Twitter. Having an ogle at his website, the passion for running was apparent. However what struck us more was the infectious self depreciating humour, liberally interspersed throughout his writing. Dan’s got a funny and inspiring story, give it a read and we dare you not to smile!

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18-Feb-15

The MDS and the toughest FOOT race in the world

Blind Dave Heeley is off to Morocco in early April. He's out and about every day training for his MDS Saharan challenge. He's in Shropshire (England, UK) training on the Caradoc and The Lawley.

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05-Feb-15

Over and round the Wrekin by Dave Heeley

Blind Dave Heeley is out and about training for his MDS Saharan challenge this April. This time he's in Shropshire (England, UK) running up and around the Wrekin (407m).

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02-Dec-14

Brecon Beacons by Blind Dave Heeley

Friday morning the 21st November 6 am, Tony, one of my guide runners picked me up and we drove towards the Brecon Beacons. Our intention was to complete a training run of around 23 miles, up and over the Brecons, in preparation for next year’s Marathon des Sables event.

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