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Marathon des Sables A few tips and tricks to help you with the "world's toughest race". Read »
A selection of interesting Ironman races I’ve been wanting to do an Ironman triathlon for a few years now (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile ride and a 26.2-mile run). I’ve started researching which event I would like to take on*. I have not made this a very comprehensive […] Read »
Britainís most brutal race I’m fond of adventures close to home. I also enjoy gruelling challenges. There is generally a perception that the two are not compatible. Many people, myself included, have done ultramarathons around the world. But you shouldn’t need to travel far […] Read »
Thoughts on Running Across the Sahara Is running a race across a desert just a physical challenge, or is it also a worthwhile "travel experience"? Read »
How to Train for an Ultramarathon Train long and slow, get decent shoes fitted, stretch more often than you can be bothered to stretch, be prepared to suffer, and find a way to laugh about it. If you can do that you can do the Marathon des Sables. Read »
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