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Bruce’s Big Run
23 / 09 / 2022
Ultra Training Club graduate Bruce recently completed an epic 104 mile run to raise awareness of mental health challenges. We...
We can’t run away from this
21 / 09 / 2022
“We can’t run away from this” is the new book from record breaking ultra runner Damian Hall. It is not,...
Researching Your Event’s Route
11 / 05 / 2022
Each Ultra event is different. Knowing the details of your event and the route itself means you can tailor your...
Being Mentally Tough
28 / 04 / 2022
Mental toughness is key to Ultra success To complete any Ultra you need to be mentally tough. But what is...
Basics of Ultra Nutrition & Hydration
20 / 04 / 2022
First a caveat: we are not nutritionists, so the following is based on our experience, common sense, and the ‘numbers’...
Finding training routes on trails
3 / 03 / 2022
If you are planning to run a trail Ultra, finding training routes on trails when you can clearly is the...
What Shoe do I need?
6 / 02 / 2022
Ultrarunning is all about spending a lot of time on your feet. And failure to look after feet is one...
Improving your performance – consistency
25 / 01 / 2022
This is a guest article originally written and published here by Ronny Wilson. It’s one of our more technical articles,...
Strength and Mobilisation Routine
5 / 01 / 2022
The following routine is very effective when completed after every run it normally takes less than 10 minutes to complete...
Should I take a training break?
20 / 12 / 2021
Taking a break is important The benefits of taking short rest intervals from cognitive tasks is well researched. For example,...
Training through the Winter Blues
8 / 11 / 2021
Winter looms. The nights draw in, clocks go back, temperatures drop, and gale-force winds blow your bins down the street. We’ve...
14 / 07 / 2021
Taking time to reflect on your achievements is a key aspect of growing as a runner and as a person....
Finishing a Big Ultra – what does it take?
6 / 07 / 2021
What does it take to get to the finish line of a major event? Just getting to the start line...
Getting to the Start Line of a Major Event
27 / 06 / 2021
What does it take to get to the start line of a major Ultra like the Spine? Getting to the...
Lessons from 155 days of Consecutive Running – The Clock Change Challenge
1 / 04 / 2021
Maintaining motivation to train through the winter can be difficult at the best of times. Winter 2020/21 was even more...
What running pack do I need?
4 / 02 / 2021
It’s a question often asked… But it’s the wrong start point! Start with a few questions to assess your needs...
Top tips on training for trails… when you don’t have trails
10 / 01 / 2021
Everyone knows the best way to get ready for an event on the trails is to train on trails –...
Taking on an ultra – why you really should
7 / 01 / 2021
If you’re reading this you’re already thinking about it. You should read our piece on Getting Started if you want...
Getting Started in Ultrarunning
27 / 12 / 2020
How do I get started in ultrarunning? A question often asked. For us, Ultramarathons just kind of happened; although Danny...
Learning from the Giants – Totally FKT
7 / 12 / 2020
Learning lessons from the runners that broke the Pennine Way FKT At Ultra Training Club we like to focus more...
The Clock Change Challenge
10 / 11 / 2020
Running Every Day Through Winter It can be difficult at the best of times maintaining motivation to train through the...
H is for…Ultrarunning
9 / 10 / 2020
Most ultrarunners we know have little mnemonics they use as mantras at various stages during a long run. Damian Hall...
Strong core, strong performance
8 / 10 / 2020
At Ultra Training Club it is one of our core beliefs – pun intended – that strength and conditioning training...
Reflections on resilience from an everyday ultrarunner
7 / 10 / 2020
Not all ultrarunners can be Killian, Damo or Nicky. We can’t all aim for a Fastest Known Time or a...
Tiny Habits and your ultramarathon training
14 / 09 / 2020
What are tiny habits? Tiny Habits is a behaviour change methodology created by BJ Fogg. You can read all about...
Sustainable and affordable training kit
14 / 09 / 2020
Training for an ultramarathon can put a lot of strain on your wallet and your sustainability aspirations as well as...
Cadence, Form and Speed in Ultratraining- a personal perspective
3 / 09 / 2020
Cadence, steps per minute, the magic 180… this is a pretty controversial subject, there’s a lot of science, a lot...
The Lakes and learning from failure
2 / 09 / 2020
I have a difficult relationship with the UK’s Lake District. It’s beautiful. Stunning. Some of the most beautiful views to...
8 Ways an Ultra is different and how you can prepare
1 / 09 / 2020
‘Anyone can be fit. It’s being hard that’s hard’ – Gawain in “Feet in the Clouds: a Tale of Fell-running...