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7 articles on the ultra craze, DNFs, glycogen depletion, injury prevention and strength and conditioning

Last updated: 24-Aug-18 By Elsa Trujillo From May to September, the ultra running calendar is chock-a-block with local and international races big and small. It’s a big season for training, competing, finishing and winning. Our selection of articles this week focuses on training-related articles that cover research, injury-prevention, mind-set and nutrition. There’s also a piece

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7 articles and videos on adventure running, cramps, trail etiquette, pain management and salt

Last updated: 24-Aug-18 By Elsa Trujillo You can almost smell the arrival of spring. Snow and icicles be gone! Here’s our latest selection of internet articles for you to enjoy. This week we have a great video about challenging runs in extreme landscapes and great advice on how to prepare for your first ultra running

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Defend Yourself. A runner’s guide to maintaining an efficient immune system

Last updated: 19-Jul-18 By Diana Green RUNNER’S GREATEST FEAR A runner’s greatest fear is poor health compromising or even bringing to a halt their training programme. However well planned your training programme, you will only fully benefit from the regime and achieve your goals, by maintaining an efficient immune system to protect your health. Runner’s

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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.