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Ultra Marathon Training Guides to help you be a better Ultra Runner

 

01-Mar-17

My first 100 mile ultra and how to plan for one

By Andy Mouncey

Ready to enter your first 100 miler? We will help you prepare with Andy Mouncey's training guide. It includes solid, practical advice and training programmes to get you there.

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04-Nov-16

Marathon des Sables 12 Week Plan by Andy Mouncey

By Andy Mouncey

Marathon des Sables is one of the biggest ultra events in the world. For many, it is a dream to take on and complete the challenge. At RunUltra, we have commissioned top coach Andy Mouncey to come up with a training plan for the Marathon des Sables.

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08-Aug-16

Top tips on Navigation and how best to address those hills!

By Kerry Sutton

The Dragons Back Race, running the length of Wales, has been tantalizing me for a while. With the entire 300km route unmarked, I thought it best to brush up on my navigation skills with Dave Taylor, a Fell running guide and current English Fell Running Champion (V50 category).

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19-Jan-16

The long run

By Ian Corless

Every weekend, runners all over the world lace up their shoes and head out for a long run. But what is a long run and how long should the long run be? Ian Corless explains.

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12-Jan-16

Base Training for Ultra Runners

By Ian Corless

One season has come to an end, you have relaxed over the Christmas break and a new year arrives with a whole host of possibilities and opportunities. It's time to start training again. All over the world, runners who participate in endurance events will start base training. More from Ian Corless.

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20-Aug-15

Yoga for runners: Hips and hamstrings

By Alice Morrison

Show me the runner who doesn’t have tight hips and hamstrings...Yoga can help with strengthening, stretching and recovery.

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10-Aug-15

The biomechanics of running. An afternoon with Shane Benzie.

By Kerry Sutton

While I believe running form will improve naturally as you continue to run, a little self-awareness, research and practice in the skill of running can overcome mechanical deficiency and make you a better ultra runner. This is where Shane Benzie of Running Reborn comes in. He is a technique coach who believes it’s not about how much you run but how well you run.

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08-Jul-15

Cor’s Core! Simple exercises to build leg and core strength

By Alice Morrison

A strong core and strong legs will pay dividends when you are slogging out those miles up and down a wind-blasted or sandblasted fell. Here is a quick but very effective exercise routine that will hit your core and your legs. You can do it at home or in the gym. If you don’t have weights, use full water bottles.
The routine has been designed and is demonstrated by coach Cor de Jonge, a former track star.

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27-May-15

To stretch or not to stretch, plus some top tips from Alice Morrison

By Alice Morrison

That is the question. Stretching is one of those things that quickly divides any group of runners. You rarely meet a runner who enjoys it, or who is as bendy as a piece of plasticine on a hot window ledge, but most advanced runners will incorporate some kind of flexibility work into their training plan.

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25-Mar-15

Harness Your Emotions

By Andy Mouncey

This week, Andy Mouncey starts to lift the lid on why the ability to manage your emotions is important, gives you tips on how you can start to practice this skill for yourself, and hints at the ultimate emotional performance state: Flow...

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