Training for a marathon is tough and time-consuming enough, but at least you're not short of advice on training schedules. But the increasingly popular ultra marathon is quite another matter, as one reader has found. If you've got experience
, then pasta for lunch and a meat and two veg-like meal in the evening, then just snacks in between. I think this is the best fuel really, no sports products or protein shakes. If I’m doing an ultra race I’ll take sports gels but on something like this you don
Yesterday The Royal Parks Foundation launched their new event: The Ultra. This 50K race will set off after their popular half-marathon on October 7, with 700 spaces up for grabs in its first year.Here at RW Towers we’ve noticed the trend of runners
© Getty Images If 26.2 miles just isn't enough, an ultra could be the race for you. Races longer than a marathon, ultras range from 30 miles to hundreds of miles and take place in hundreds of beautiful locations from Sussex to the Sahara
In November 2012, Scottish GP Andrew Murray ran seven ultra-marathons on seven continents in five days, 13 hours, 28 minutes, beating the existing record by almost a day and a half.
Weight 415gEvaluation This is a good shoe from a non-running brand. The North Face has been building up a small collection of trail-running models, and the Ultra 100 is the most serious in the range. As its name suggests, its made for distance
Weight 393gEvaluation With the introduction of the Premier Ultra, Reebok has added the one type of shoe lacking from its Premier range – a straight cushioning model. In the past, the company relied on its DMX air pocket system for cushioning
A long-sleeved jacket could be the most expensive and under-utilised piece of kit in your running wardrobe. If it's fully waterproof, it doesn't breathe. If it really breathes, it isn't waterproof. Even if it does a good job of both, it's too warm for anything but the car journey...
www.andrewheadingphotography.comThere are plenty of fit, accomplished runners who think that ultra-marathons (races beyond marathon distance) are something ‘other people’ do. Thirty-nine-year-old Jane Riley was one such runner, until the beginning
A Scottish GP has run 7 ultra-marathons on 7 continents in 5 days, 13 hours, 28 minutes beating the existing record by almost a day and a half. Andrew Murray, 32, of Edinburgh started his epic challenge in Antarctica where he battled extreme sub
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