Our top 10 most popular running articles in 2017

Last updated: 29-Aug-18

By Kathryn Bullock

Here are the top ten articles brought to you by RunUltra in 2017*.

There is something for everyone here – for runners planning their first 100-mile ultra to those with the winter blues or seeking their next toughest ultra race. Everything from the dangers of Lyme Disease to treating a Plantar Fasciitis injury.

You’ll find training plans, kit reviews and an article for those of you keen to burn off their holiday fat. They are all on RunUltra. 

This year we will be bringing you lots more of all the great advice, stories, kit reviews and ideas that our brilliant writers and our fantastic runner community have to offer in 2018.

Remember to sign up if you haven’t already as all our members get access to member discounts, downloadable training guides and chances to win great kit.

And remember we love hearing from you and publishing your experiences so please contact us if you have a story to share. For now, though, sit back and enjoy.

We’d love it if you shared our top 10 list with your running friends. Just use the share logos for your chosen social media channel on this page.

10   How to burn fat without running – 5 simple ways by James Eacott

9    Plantar Fasciitis and how to deal with it by Karina Teahan

8    Running and depression by Sarah Cooke

7   The 5 toughest stage races by Alice Morrison

6    New Inov-8 Roclite Trainers Collection Review by Fiona Outdoors

5    Hoka One One Mafate Speed 2 Trail Shows Review by Fiona Outdoors

4    Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoes Review by Steve Diederich

3    The 7 toughest single stage ultra races in the world by Alice Morrison

2    My first 100 mile ultra and how to plan for one by Andy Mouncey

1    Lyme disease – runners beware by Alice Morrison


* Analysis based on the number of page views for our running articles from 1 January – 31 December 2017.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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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.