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I ran my first 50-mile ultra virtually in lockdown

Running long-distance outside of a formal race environment is hard. Pushing past marathon distance solo takes a strong mental focus and some serious planning. However, during this time of coronavirus when races are off the cards, many runners have tackled...

Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ running poles review

If you’re into trail running, particularly longer distances, you might have come across runners using poles on the sharper ascents and descents. The aim of a running pole is to give you better traction and grip, as well as...

5 UK ultramarathons in 2020

Done a marathon or two and looking for a new challenge? Why not step into the world of ultramarathons and enter a 50K, 100K or beyond! There are some amazing UK ultramarathons in 2020. Some of the best are...

Race: Summer Green Man Ultra review

The Green Man Challenge is a 45-mile loop following the Community Forest Path around the city of Bristol. Ultra Running Limited turned this challenge into The Green Man Ultra, a self-navigated ultramarathon with a cut-off time of 12 hours....

First Welshman to complete the Moab 240-mile race

The Welsh Rugby team may have come up agonisingly short in their quest for World Cup glory, but Welsh resilience and endurance runs deep through the nation. The country appears to be filled by individuals with strong athleticism and...

Ham to Lyme 50K race review

On the 5th July, the fabulous five ran the Ham to Lyme 50K ultramarathon – with the help of Wile E. Coyote, party rings and gin, we ran for the same length of time as an average working day! Over...

Race: The Ultra Tour of Arran

The Ultra Tour of Arran is a two-day ultramarathon set on the Isle of Arran, just off the west coast of Scotland. Run by Rat Race Adventure Sports, the first day takes in the relatively flat south, whereas day...

Review: The Rise of the Ultra Runners

I’m a big fan of Adharanand Finn’s previous books, The Way of the Runner and Running with the Kenyans. I also like to run ultramarathons. So, when given the chance to review the author and runner’s latest book, The...

Review: The Ox Races

The Ox Races by White Star Running are a series of events that take place in May each year on the beautiful trails of the Rushmore Estate in Wiltshire. Race reviewer Amy Robson took part in three of the available...

Interview: Adharanand Finn

Adharanand Finn, author of the exceptional running books Running with the Kenyans and The Way of the Runner, is back with a new must-read! The Rise of the Ultra Runners: A Journey to the Edge of Human Endurance, focuses on the...
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I ran my first 50-mile ultra virtually in lockdown

Running long-distance outside of a formal race environment is hard. Pushing past marathon distance solo takes a strong mental focus...
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5 fun ways to reboot your running mojo

Losing your running mojo, or being in a running slump, can happen to any runner from time to time. Even the professionals suffer from...

Top virtual running events in July 2020

While we still can't see a time when running races will be able to go ahead, the number of available virtual running events has...

What could races look like in the future when they return after COVID-19?

It's hard to imagine when we might get back to going to races in the UK. At the time of writing, we're on the...

Running in a heatwave – top tips and advice

As the weather heats up, it can be hard to keep up with a regular running routine. Running in the heat and during a...