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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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We can’t run away from this


“We can’t run away from this” is the new book from record breaking ultra runner Damian Hall. It is not,...
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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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Lessons from 155 days of Consecutive Running – The Clock Change Challenge


Maintaining motivation to train through the winter can be difficult at the best of times. Winter 2020/21 was even more...
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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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Top tips on training for trails… when you don’t have trails


Everyone knows the best way to get ready for an event on the trails is to train on trails –...
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Taking on an ultra – why you really should


If you’re reading this you’re already thinking about it. You should read our piece on Getting Started if you want...
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Getting Started in Ultrarunning


How do I get started in ultrarunning? A question often asked. For us, Ultramarathons just kind of happened; although Danny...
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Learning from the Giants – Totally FKT


Learning lessons from the runners that broke the Pennine Way FKT At Ultra Training Club we like to focus more...
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The Clock Change Challenge


Running Every Day Through Winter It can be difficult at the best of times maintaining motivation to train through the...
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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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Strong core, strong performance


At Ultra Training Club it is one of our core beliefs – pun intended – that strength and conditioning training...
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Reflections on resilience from an everyday ultrarunner


Not all ultrarunners can be Killian, Damo or Nicky. We can’t all aim for a Fastest Known Time or a...
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Tiny Habits and your ultramarathon training


What are tiny habits? Tiny Habits is a behaviour change methodology created by BJ Fogg. You can read all about...
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Sustainable and affordable training kit


Training for an ultramarathon can put a lot of strain on your wallet and your sustainability aspirations as well as...
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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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The Lakes and learning from failure


I have a difficult relationship with the UK’s Lake District. It’s beautiful. Stunning. Some of the most beautiful views to...
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