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Are Women Better Ultra-Runners Than Men?

Are Women Better Ultra-Runners Than Men?

This week we are trying to answer a very controversial question! Are women better ultra-runners than men?

There have been numerous examples of women winning ultra-races outright - Ellie Pell, Courtney Dauwalter and Jasmin Paris to name a few.

In this article, Marie Bernards gives her thoughts on why women are crushing the longer distances.

An Interview with A World Record Holder! - The 'Running Granny'

An Interview with A World Record Holder! - The 'Running Granny'

Angela White, AKA ‘The Running Granny’, recently ran more than 800 miles in 18 days. Setting a world record in the process!

In this article ‘The Running Granny’ tells you:

  • About her incredible world record - Including why she did it

  • Her top tips for running

  • Her nutrition and kit recommendations

What Does it Take to Complete some of the Toughest Ultra-Marathons in the World?

What Does it Take to Complete some of the Toughest Ultra-Marathons in the World?

What does it take to complete some of the toughest endurance races in the world? Including the MdS, UTMB, TDS and the UTMR

In this article, Alan Li (a man who has completed them all!) gives you tips and advice that can help you achieve your goals, kit and nutrition recommendations and an overview of these super-tough races

6 Tips for Looking At a 'Did Not Start' (DNS) or 'Did Not Finish (DNF) in A Positive Way

6 Tips for Looking At a 'Did Not Start' (DNS) or 'Did Not Finish (DNF) in A Positive Way

Have you ever had a ‘did not start’ (DNS) or ‘did not finish’ (DNF) in a race and wondered how to bounce back?

In this article, sports psychologist Evie Serventi gives you 6 tips on how to use a DNS or DNF in a positive way to help you improve your future performance.

How to Stay Mentally Loose and 'Is Cross-Training Essential for Runners?' - The Running Podcast Review: Episode 3

How to Stay Mentally Loose and 'Is Cross-Training Essential for Runners?' - The Running Podcast Review: Episode 3

Would you like to save time by getting a summary of some of the best running, health and wellness podcast episodes? Without having to listen them all.

Then this article is for you!

This week - How to stay physically tight and mentally loose, by Rory McIlroy, a review of the Barkley Marathon and ‘is cross-training essential for runners?’

Can Rituals, Superstitions and Strange Habits Actually Improve Your Running Performance?

Can Rituals, Superstitions and Strange Habits Actually Improve Your Running Performance?

Runners and endurance athletes do some strange things that make us believe they will improve our performances.

Whether that’s our pre-race rituals, our lucky pants or the systems and processes that we go through.

But can they actually help improve your performance?

49 Inspiring Quotes that Will Put You on the Path to Successful Ultra-Running

49 Inspiring Quotes that Will Put You on the Path to Successful Ultra-Running

Sometimes you read lots of advice, tips and information but it just doesn’t sink in.

And sometime a quote can be a powerful motivation for you to push past a roadblock or a plateau that you’re facing in training and racing.

Here are 49 of the most inspiring quotes that can be applied to ultra-running

Improve Your Ultra-Running with These 5 Shorter Sessions

Improve Your Ultra-Running with These 5 Shorter Sessions

Including higher quality, shorter training sessions can improve your ultra-running performance significantly.

In this article I explain…

  • My definition of a ‘quality’ session

  • Why ‘quality’ training sessions are important for ultra-runners

  • 5 different types of training sessions - including examples of how to do them

6 Simple Steps to Create A Race Strategy - And Get A Free Pre-Race Checklist

6 Simple Steps to Create A Race Strategy - And Get A Free Pre-Race Checklist

A race strategy can significantly improve your race performances. And it takes just a few minutes to create.

This article gives you:

  • The benefits of creating a race strategy

  • 6 things to include in your race strategy

  • A FREE pre-race checklist

Could A High Fat, Low Carb (Keto) Diet Improve Your Running Performance?

Could A High Fat, Low Carb (Keto) Diet Improve Your Running Performance?

What are the benefits of a high-fat, low-carb (keto) diet for ultra-runners?

Will a keto diet help you achieve your running goals?

And what are the specific foods that I use when training and racing on a keto diet?

Focusing on the Future, Not on Failure - A Review of My World Record LEJOG Attempt

Focusing on the Future, Not on Failure - A Review of My World Record LEJOG Attempt

What went wrong (and right) in my attempt to run more than 800 miles in 9 days?

How am I using my failure to look at the future in a positive way?

Plus, what’s next in my ultra-running diary?

7 Steps to Manage Pre-Race Nerves and Improve Your Performance

7 Steps to Manage Pre-Race Nerves and Improve Your Performance

Have pre-race nerves impacted your race performance?

Or have you pulled out of a race because you felt so anxious?

Then read these 7 tips to help you recognise, manage and use nerves to improve your performance.

25 of the Best Articles from 2018 to Improve Your Performance

25 of the Best Articles from 2018 to Improve Your Performance

Improve your performances by reading some of the best articles from 2018.

This summary covers information for training, racing, psychology, nutrition and inspirational stories

Grand Raid des Pyrénées Ultra Race Review - 164km Long, 10,300 Metres of Climbing

Grand Raid des Pyrénées Ultra Race Review - 164km Long, 10,300 Metres of Climbing

The Grand Raid des Pyrénées Ultra is one of the toughest races in the world - 164km long with 10,300 metres of elevation - that’s 2,000 metres more than Everest!

Patrick Kingston completed the Grand Raid des Pyrénées Ultra in 2018 - Read his review, including some tips for preparing for your own ultra.