Five tips for planning your racing schedule

Races… they’re why most of us train right? We pick something we fancy doing, then we set out a training schedule in advance to help us reach a peak come race time. But with the huge volume of races now Read More …

International Ultra Runners of the Year

It’s that time of year once again when we all chew the fat over who the best runners of 2013 were. Always a subjective one this, and of course we all have our own personal favourites to boot. First up, Read More …

Are you listening to your body? Ten tell-tale signs you need a break

Yesterday we ran a very insightful article from running coach, Hanny Allston, that took a scientific approach towards our reaction to stress and its impact on our ability to train, and indeed overall lifestyle. That proved to be so popular Read More …

Daily News: Ultra-mad! The law; CCC from the sky

I think everyone in ultra-land has been on the funny pills of late… nevertheless, we’ve recovered in time to bring you the daily news! Nick Clarke’s decision to run the *Slam Grand of Running Ultras™ ‘unofficially’ is causing a bit Read More …

Training Advice: Is running with a hand-held bottle slowing you down?

One of the aspects you’ll notice about the Western States 100 just gone and indeed running in the US in general compared to say Australia and Europe is that those guys seem to use hand-helds far more than we do, Read More …

The Beginners Guide to Strava

If you’re a cyclist / sociopath, you’ll know all about Strava 🙂 Joking aside, we’re sure also that many runners have come across it and are using it too. In fact I know there are, but there’s more to it Read More …

The Glow Worm Tunnel Preview

Is it a marathon, is it an ultra? The race director tells us that it’s around 43kms in distance, but unlike our road counterparts who measure the millimetres of their nether regions, as ultra runners we couldn’t really careless. Foremost Read More …

The North Face 100 Survey Results

Welcome to the second year of our North Face 100 survey. In a change from last year, we’ve branched the survey out somewhat to give us some deeper thoughts and analysis not just about the brands you chose, but what Read More …

‘Being Curious’ – TNF100 Report

The quality of this year’s North Face 100 field had me excited weeks ago. It was one of the reasons I decided to break from four years of running in the event, to take a back seat and watch the Read More …