ultra nutrition

7 of the Best

Last updated: 07-Mar-19 By Kate Allen This month some interesting articles have landed in my inbox but I do like swimming around on Twitter picking up the gossip and February had plenty of it.  Two big races in the ultra running calendar; the Rocky Raccoon in the US and Arc of Attrition in the South …

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7 articles on the blues, nausea, short runs, nutrition and altitude sickness

By Elsa Trujillo For many of us the summer is nearly over but, of course, the running never stops. This week our articles deal with bad things that can happen during a race, such as nausea and altitude sickness and some that happen after the race, like post-race blues. On the physical aspect of things …

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7 articles on fuelling, packing tips, dogs, running minds and treadmills

Last updated: 29-Aug-18 By Elsa Trujillo This week’s selection of articles and videos from the web focuses on preparation for those great events you’ve all signed up for. We’ve got tips on what to eat before the big day, how to pack for a multi-stage and how to pack a bag for regular training days. …

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7 videos and articles on dragons, running in the cold, running benefits and connecting with nature

Last updated: 19-Oct-18 By Elsa Trujillo We’re back after the holiday break with our first selection of great article reading and video watching for the year. We have two videos, one about the epic Dragon’s Back race in Wales (UK) and a more spiritual one about runners connecting with ancestral lands in North America. We’ve …

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The Paleo Runner

Last updated: 18-Jan-18 By Diana Green The Paleo diet has received a great deal of attention recently, with many, including Dean Karnazes, using it as a good nutrition plan for runners. On the assumption that our physiology should be optimised to the diet of our evolutionary past, athletes who follow the Paleo diet believe that …

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Global - Virtual

Elevation

A virtual race which can be run at any time shown on the dates shown, on any type of terrain in any country.

Suitable for

For runners from beginners to experienced as you choose your own course and challenge based on the guidelines and options set by the virtual race organiser.

Endurance - Multi-activity

Elevation

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).

Suitable for

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.

Brutal

Elevation

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

Suitable for

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

Elevation

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

Suitable for

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

Elevation

Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for

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

Intermediate

Elevation

Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for

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

Elevation

Very little change < 500 metres

Suitable for

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