Got a nutrition or diet question? Join our first #AskRin live nutrition session on Twitter

Last updated: 15-Jan-16

Some of you may know Rin as a runner in the MDS race or as the author of many of our expert articles about nutrition, diet and many other hot topics on how best to prepare your diet for a big race. Rin Cobb is a fully qualified sports nutritionist.

We’re providing the opportunity to #askRin any nutrition related questions you may have.

Rin will be on hand on our Twitter page on Thursday 21 January 2016 at 7.30pm –  8pm to answer any of your questions about nutrition related training and preparing for an ultra race. Make the most of this unique opportunity to ask those burning questions. Please note that you need to be a member or Twitter follower to take part in this session.

Please comment below if you’re going to join us or to post any questions.

You can also sign up to attend via our Facebook event page.

We look forward to a lively #AskRin session and mark it in your calendar now.

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An ultra distance race including at least two of the following activities such as running, swimming, cycling, kayaking, skiing and climbing. It may also include different climatic conditions (eg ice, snow, humidity, cold water, mud or heat).

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Experienced multi-skilled athletes who have trained for the different activities included in this event. Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements and any specialist equipment required such as a wetsuit, skis or a mountain bike.

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

Expert

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Advanced

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Increase of up to 1500 metres

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Intermediate

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Increase of up to 1000 metres

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Beginner

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Very little change < 500 metres

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.