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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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11-May-17

A rebel and a runner - Rory Coleman book review

Marathon and ultra running legend and coach Rory Coleman is now a book author. In his latest adventure on paper he lays bare the reasons why he first took up running and how it profoundly changed –and saved- his life.

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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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17-Feb-17

Still Not Bionic – Ira Rainey book review

Still Not Bionic is the second book by Ira. His first, ‘Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon’ was well received. I haven’t read his first book, but knowing how well received it was – and that you didn’t need to have digested that to read Still Not Bionic – I tucked into his second publication…

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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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29-Mar-16

La Sportiva Helios SR running shoes review

The wires have been buzzing ever since the Helios SR hit the ground last year and, being the curious folk we are, we had to get our feet into a pair to see if the hype matched the reality.

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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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