The articles section of the site is for pretty much any writing that isn't a kit review or a race report, be it about training, motivation, personal battles, injury issues, scientific, philosophical etc. All I ask is that it has at least some root in Ultra Running. Ideally this would be original content, but if you have already written and published articles that you would like to share with the Community, then that would be great too. So, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any articles or any questions. 

Overcoming Fear in Ultra Running

Overcoming Fear in Ultra Running

Written by Chase Parnell - https://chaseparnell.com “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain Fear is in all of us. But it’s what we do with that fear that...

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The Importance of Down Time

The Importance of Down Time

Written by Chris Ellyatt for the URC I’m sure that we have all seen a thousand articles on how important rest is to any athlete’s schedule. Indeed, it has often been...

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Running the Tour of Mt Blanc

Running the Tour of Mt Blanc

Written by Stuart Smith - http://aim-adventureinmind.blogspot.fr A few years ago I was lucky enough to be able to buy a bike and get out with some good mates from Bolton CTC...

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Top tips to make you a better mountain r…

Top tips to make you a better mountain runner

Running in the mountains is hard. I’m certainly not going to say it’s harder than other running, but it needs to be treated differently. Many experienced runners get a sharp...

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Cleveland Hills Challenge

Cleveland Hills Challenge

Written by James Campbell - https://jamescampbell78.wordpress.com The idea behind the Cleveland Hills Challenge formed in my mind in around October last year when I stumbled across the Wikipedia page for the...

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Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim Epic Adventure…

 Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim Epic Adventure!

Written by Brie Hemingway - http://briehemingway.com     It was less than three months ago but it seems like another lifetime. Did I really do THAT? It feels like a dream … a...

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The Trans-Europe Footrace.

Written by Neil Bryant Trans-Europe here I come, ready or not! In just over two weeks time I will be toeing the start line of the biggest most exciting adventure of my...

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Marathon Des Sables - The Final Countdow…

Written by Andy Mouncey for RunUltra It is just weeks now till the glorious 1300+ will be heading off to Morocco to get their feet nice and hot on the sand...

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Am I starting to Recover?

Am I starting to Recover?

Written by Steve Birkinshaw - http://stevebirkinshaw-wainwright2014.blogspot.fr This is the question I keep asking myself. Is my tiredness getting better or worse? Strangely I do not know the answer. I have some...

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How to run 100 miles in a day*

How to run 100 miles in a day*

Written by Dave Stuart - http://76thmile.blogspot.co.uk Or how to run a race and not get lapped by the sun  Things that are essential to do in the 6 months before you race -...

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Skimo for Runners

Skimo for Runners

Written by Neil Bryant for the URC I’ll be honest, I had never heard of Skimo till three or four years ago when a certain Kilian Jornet exposed it to me...

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What effects do Artificial Sweeteners ha…

What effects do Artificial Sweeteners have on your body?

Written by Jon Hutchinson - http://www.sportandexercisereview.com An article in ‘Dietetics Today’, a magazine produced by the British Dietetic Association, (the Association of British Dieticians) was titled ‘Low Calorie Sweeteners – friend...

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Recovering from injury: Q&A with And…

Written by Andy Mouncey for http://www.runultra.co.uk Andy Mouncey had thirty years of sport under his belt – thirteen of which were in ultra trail running. Then, disaster struck and he got...

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Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Written by Neil Turnbull - https://thefarsideofbeyond.wordpress.com So Chapter 2 was born after my failed attempt in Chapter 1. I won’t go into the details on this post as I have already...

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Expensive running shoes might not be wor…

Expensive running shoes might not be worth the money

Written by Jens Jakob Andersen - http://runrepeat.com/ Ultra-runners might be the group of runners that spend the most money on running shoes due to the many miles we log, but are...

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Measures drive behaviours, standards dri…

Measures drive behaviours, standards drive results

Written by Mark Cameron - https://markcameronrunner.wordpress.com Rather than my usual race report I wanted to do something different with my blog, it still involves a race but from a different angle...

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The Ins and Outs – Brief Thoughts After …

The Ins and Outs – Brief Thoughts After #BareFootLeJog Part 2

Written by Aleks Kashefi - https://pursuingthevoid.wordpress.com Sunday 30th August (Day 34 of my run).  After 38 miles I had an amusing conversation with my Uncle, who joined me to run some...

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The 3 Elements Of Trail Running – Brief …

The 3 Elements Of Trail Running – Brief Thoughts After #BareFootLeJog Part 1

Written by Aleks Kashefi - https://pursuingthevoid.wordpress.com I finished at 10pm on the 2nd of September after a 53 mile day in 10 hours of running. This was the day after, having...

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