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Equipment Essentials for New Ultra Runners

A few weeks ago, you will recall that Mikula Thalmann was kind enough to share his thoughts on full body running and core strength, in an article here on Ultrarun.in. Well I am pleased to say that my article over on Mikula’s website, The Running Mate, has just been published. In my article I focus on probably the number one…

New Running Horizons – An Injury Update

Firstly, many apologies for the months of delay since my last post on here. I am guessing those of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Strava, will have been keeping up to date with my return from injury. For those that don’t, well here is a run fly through of what has been happening in recent weeks,…

Guest Post: Mikula Thalmann – Full Body Running

Those of you that are long time readers of this website, will know that I am a massive fan of core strength work, to compliment my running. In fact a few years ago, I shared my thoughts on this, along with the core strength routine that I was following at the time. Now some may question, with all the injury…

Guest Post: Kingsley Jones – Alpine Winter Trail Running Adventures

Following on from last years guest post by Steve Birkinshaw, talking about how running experience can make all the difference, it is my great pleasure to welcome another guest writer to this site. Kingsley Jones works as a UIMLA International Mountain Leader, guiding trail running groups in the Alps, and the fells of the UK Lake District. He has written…

What’s in your running pack?

Have you ever stood on the start line of an ultra and looked around at the various packs people are carrying and wondered what they have in theirs? Have this ever caused you to worry you are carrying too much or too little? Have you ever looked at the elite runners and wonder how they even meet the minimum kit…

My Nutrition, Demons and Me

I’ve been meaning the write this article for years but have always struggled where to begin or how to even structure my thoughts. Nutrition has always been the one area of my training that I have neglected and I have always known that if I gave it some focus, I would be a much better runner as a result. While…

A change of track for my run into 2018

Well the day has finally arrived, one which I had been hoping to avoid but had slowly crept up on me none the less. In reality it was always going to happen but over the preceding days, weeks and months I had hoped against hope it wouldn’t be true. Sitting here now I know it was always going to end…

Running Into Summer With Injury Woes

It has been a little over a month since my last update, and before I write my pre-race thoughts ahead of next weekends Pennine Barrier 50, I thought it would be worth giving a quick update on what I’ve been up to running wise. Injury woes Injury has cast a shadow over most things since my last post. I have…

Spring Running Adventures and Exciting News

Its been a while since I’ve posted, so I thought it was worth sharing a quick update on where I am with my training, plans for the coming months and some exciting news about an upcoming feature on this website. More on that later! Spring Training and Running Adventures Lets start with the training. Dropping the LDWA Winter Poppyline into…

Review of 2016 – My Year in Ultra Running

As the year draws to a close, I like to look back at my running year and see what went well and what went less so. In addition to allowing me to do a bit of navel gazing and celebrate the highlights, this also gives me a chance to see if there are any lessons I can learn and take…

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