Into the hills: leaving Malvern on Day OneIt was 6pm. The sun, relenting after a scorching assault upon the day, cast a benevolent glow upon the golden stone of a handsome Cotswold church – and, in its peaceful graveyard, upon a small, nervous group of ultrarunners. Rory Coleman,...
I actually remember filling out the entry form for the 50-Mile Challenge, thinking it was such a good idea. I'm in the second year of a four-year build-up to the 89km Comrades Marathon in South Africa in 2007. I thought that running the 50 would give me an idea of how my body cop...
Every marathon season, pasta sales go through the roof, with runners looking to maximise carbs before big races. Traditional pesto, made with basil and pine kernels, is delicious, but why not update it with walnuts and spinach and add that to your spaghetti instead? With its pepp...
Here at RW Towers we haven't had any emails from Jamie just yet... But the online tracker on the Marathon des Sables website (darbaroud.com) shows him as having completed Stages 1 and 2 and sitting in 330th place. Considering there are 849 competitors left in the race this is pre...
an ultra-marathon?(Duncan Sadler)No! A marathon's far enough. It's the perfect distance for me, I wouldn't go further. Mind you, I said that before I moved up to marathons...Paula and friends limber up in Regent's ParkWhat cross training do you do
the Olympic distance Michelob ULTRA London Triathlon last year.Heidi Age.... 29Strengths RunningWeaknesses SwimmingTriathlon experience... NonePB's10K - 39 minsMarathon - 3:13Favourite Races... Ultra MarathonsMy training programmeThe Runner The runner among
Q. In my time as a runner, Ive run seven marathons, and now I want to train for an ultra-distance trail run of 50K (just over 30 miles). How should I modify my marathon training to prepare for the longer race?A Assuming that your seven marathons
If you'd like a running achievement you'll never forget - or you'd just like to use your running to explore more of the country you live in - you might just be on the right page.Starting in the Malvern Hills and ending at Nottingham Castle, September's six-day, 175-mile Marathon ...
Dean Karnazes on a typically epic training runWhat is Dean Karnazes made of? When the US ultra-marathoner announced his plan to run 50 marathons through 50 American states in 50 days, people thought he was either superhuman or insane. Mainly
can follow a conventional marathon training schedule, trying to run 60-80 miles a week. This should be preceded by an autumn programme of 50-60 miles a week, taking in some half-marathons and maybe a marathon. Because your goal is an ultra
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