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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: 24th November 2014

Welcome to my training report for week commencing 24th 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…

Get involved with The Montane Spine Race Film in 2015

Labelled as Britons most brutal race, The Montane Spine Race see’s athletes racing all 268 miles of the Pennine Way non-stop during The UK winter.  Next year (2015), Summit Fever Media have committed to filming the event but have also asked for public funding to allow them to extend their coverage and obviously improve the film. As a real sucker for…

A difficult decision finally made!

A few weeks back I alluded to a difficult decision that I needed to make in relation to the Coast to Coast Sportive next June (2015).  Well I have finally made it and have subsequently withdrawn from this sportive! This was by no means an easy decision, as its a sportive I have wanted to do for years and the…

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…

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