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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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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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27-Sep-18

Jetboil MicroMo review

By Luke Jarmey

Much like Hoover in the venerable world of vacuum cleaners, Jetboil is a brand synonymous with the all-in-one camping stove system.

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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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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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