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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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