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8 Ways an Ultra is different and how you can prepare


‘Anyone can be fit. It’s being hard that’s hard’ – Gawain in “Feet in the Clouds: a Tale of Fell-running...
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Bruce’s Big Run


Ultra Training Club graduate Bruce recently completed an epic 104 mile run to raise awareness of mental health challenges. We...
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Researching Your Event’s Route


Each Ultra event is different. Knowing the details of your event and the route itself means you can tailor your...
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Finishing a 100 miler; drained, exhausted but successful!

Being Mentally Tough


Mental toughness is key to Ultra success To complete any Ultra you need to be mentally tough. But what is...
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Basics of Ultra Nutrition & Hydration


First a caveat: we are not nutritionists, so the following is based on our experience, common sense, and the ‘numbers’...
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Finding training routes on trails


If you are planning to run a trail Ultra, finding training routes on trails when you can clearly is the...
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What Shoe do I need?


Ultrarunning is all about spending a lot of time on your feet. And failure to look after feet is one...
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Improving your performance – consistency


This is a guest article originally written and published here by Ronny Wilson. It’s one of our more technical articles,...
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Strength and Mobilisation Routine


The following routine is very effective when completed after every run it normally takes less than 10 minutes to complete...
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Should I take a training break?


Taking a break is important The benefits of taking short rest intervals from cognitive tasks is well researched. For example,...
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Training through the Winter Blues


Winter looms. The nights draw in, clocks go back, temperatures drop, and gale-force winds blow your bins down the street. We’ve...
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On reflection


Taking time to reflect on your achievements is a key aspect of growing as a runner and as a person....
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Finishing a Big Ultra – what does it take?


What does it take to get to the finish line of a major event? Just getting to the start line...
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Getting to the Start Line of a Major Event


What does it take to get to the start line of a major Ultra like the Spine? Getting to the...
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What running pack do I need?


It’s a question often asked… But it’s the wrong start point! Start with a few questions to assess your needs...
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H is for…Ultrarunning


Most ultrarunners we know have little mnemonics they use as mantras at various stages during a long run. Damian Hall...
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Cadence, Form and Speed in Ultratraining- a personal perspective


Cadence, steps per minute, the magic 180… this is a pretty controversial subject, there’s a lot of science, a lot...
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