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Pacing an ultramarathon

An ultra marathon is a grueling race that requires both physical and mental strength. Unlike a traditional marathon, an ultra...

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’...

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...
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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...