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01-May-18

Ultranoia – how to cope in final lead-up to race day

By James Eacott

The term ‘Maranoia’ has been bandied around for a few years now. Used to describe the feeling of lack of preparation leading into a marathon, it’s a very real condition. Did I do the right training? Have I eaten properly? Did I buy the right kit? Will my feet hold up?

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24-Apr-18

Ankle Sprain

By Karina Teahan

Most of us have heard of the term ankle sprain and many may have had an ankle sprain in the past. This is why it is often dismissed as a fairly straight forward and short term interruptive nuisance to our running. However, some ankle sprains can end up becoming a bit more complicated.

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09-Apr-18

Energy Depletion: At The Heart Of Every DNF?

By Andy Mouncey

All roads from a state of energy depletion can ultimately lead to a DNF, and even if this is not the primary cause, I put it to you that it is likely to be up there as a major contributing factor.

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03-Apr-18

7 schoolboy mistakes to avoid at your first ultra

By James Eacott

Us hardy ultra runners don’t really have an “off-season” but for all intents and purposes, the ultra racing season is about to kick off in the Northern Hemisphere. The first timers amongst us, particularly, will be counting and nervously recounting the number of weeks left until D-Day.

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22-Mar-18

A Hard-Complex training session plan

By Andy Mouncey

An appetite and ability to embrace something challenging and do it well over and over again while continually balancing your input against the output needed for the task, is a fundamental requirement of success at this silly long distance stuff.

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14-Mar-18

Runner’s Knee

By Karina Teahan

Runner’s knee! Anterior Knee Pain! Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) or Chondromalacia Patella*! Take your pick as all refer to an injury behind or around our kneecap (patella) that can linger for quite a while.

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06-Mar-18

Trail Runner to Road Marathon: How to tweak your training to nail a road marathon

By James Eacott

Marathon runners are a strange breed. Coming from us ultra runners, that’s saying something. But they are.

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06-Feb-18

Strength and conditioning for ultra runners

By James Eacott

Strength and conditioning (S&C) is the use of exercise prescription specifically to improve performance in athletic competition. S&C forms the foundation of nearly every single sport, and yet it’s a vastly underestimated aspect of ultra run training.

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30-Jan-18

Lean in 15 for runners

By Andy Mouncey

Yes, this indeed one of those ‘blank sheet – new you – get your s*** together for real this time’ pieces. Except I wanted something – what’s the word? Ah yes…leaner – than the traditional This Is How You Plan Your Training For The Year (yawn) articles.

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23-Jan-18

Get your diet on track for 2018

By Renee McGregor

It’s 2018 and like every New Year, this means that no matter which way we turn, to the internet, television, social media, or even just while we are waiting in the supermarket queue, we are bombarded with a plethora of celebrity nutrition and fitness trends.

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