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My name is Giles Thurston and I have what some describe as an unnatural obsession with long running adventures. Ultrarun.in charts my progress through the sports of trail, mountain and ultra running - my training, racing and general thoughts on the subject and the kit we use.

Weekly training report: 17th November 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 17th November 2014. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava below, should you wish to see more detail…

Review of The Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.0

With some longer running adventures coming up next year I decided I needed to invest in a larger running vest. My current vest is the Salomon S-Lab Advanced Skin Hydro 5 set (full review coming soon) which I love and while the obvious option was to go with the 12 litre version of the S-Lab Hydro, minor frustrations with the…

Camel Yoga Pose, Delivering Core and Hip Strength for Runners

I’m a real believer in incorporating Yoga and Pilates moves into a regular core and strength program, to complete your traditional run training. Below is a great example of this from Runners World, Camel Pose with an isolation to target your hip flexors and core.  It only takes a couple of minutes and I’m sure you’ll really feel the benefit…

Weekly training report: 10th November 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 10th November 2014. Part of a series of weekly reports, briefly summarising my training during that week and plans for the following week. You will find the vast majority of my workouts published through my Strava, Runkeeper and Movescount accounts. Where applicable I have provided direct links to specific workouts on Strava…

Western Time, a Western States 100 Film by Billy Yang

There has been a lot of talk and expectation about the new film by Billy Yang, charting Sally McRae’s journey to and through this years Western States 100.  Western Time was released on YouTube earlier this week and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Watch it below and be sure to subscribe to Billy’s YouTube feed to keep up to date with…

Weekly training report: 3rd November 2014

This is the first in a new series of weekly posts which I plan to publish,  briefly summarising my training from last week and plans for this week. Hopefully this will also tie in with some upcoming articles about my wider training plan for 2015, to give you a flavour of how I approach my training and juggle it with other…

Develop a core strength habit to reduce injury and improve performance

I have long been a strong believer in including regular core and flexibility in your training programme, both as a way to prevent injury through improved joint strength and mobility but also as a way to increase performance. What is your Core? But what do we mean by core? When asked many will say that their core is their abdominals…

A Half Term Trail Run – Off Exploring The Fens

Its half term here in the UK and I’ve also taken the week off to be with the family. My wife was kind enough to give me a day pass to do my own thing and with the the weather bright and clear it seemed like the perfect opportunity to lace up the shoes and head off across the Fens…

The Road Ahead is Ultra Long and also a Little Confusing!

So what does the remainder of the year hold and more importantly what are my plans for 2015? Well the year has not ended well if I am honest, with one race being rescheduled and my A race being cancelled altogether.  To cap it all I then suffered issues with both my ITB and TFL in my right leg limiting…

So what is Sky Running?

So you’ve heard the term Sky Running but what actually is it? Well it’s an international series of running races held in the mountains, with most events having a VK or vertical kilometre – 1km of ascent in as short an amount of horizontal distance as possible, basically straight up! – a mountain marathon and ultra up to around 80km….

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