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Things that can go wrong on an Ultra
12 / 08 / 2023
Everyone faces tough moments in Ultramarathons, and you have to be prepared to deal with those you can predict and...
H is for…Ultrarunning
26 / 07 / 2023
Most ultrarunners we know have little mnemonics they use as mantras at various stages during a long run. Damian Hall...
Why so slow? The magic of the easy run
14 / 02 / 2023
Easy running will make you a better athlete! Easy, not Slow! We are often asked why our programmes include so...
8 Ways an Ultra is different and how you can prepare
28 / 11 / 2022
‘Anyone can be fit. It’s being hard that’s hard’ – Gawain in “Feet in the Clouds: a Tale of Fell-running...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...