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How To Train For A Stage Race (+ Training Plan)

Stage races (also called multi-stage races) are completely different animals from regular, one-day races.  Be it the Marathon des Sables, a 4 Deserts race or any of the other stage races popping up, you have to be able to run well over several days - which takes a lot...

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Cross Training For Runners

For runners, cross training means doing any type of exercise which compliments your running training.  Almost any form of work out or exercise will complement your running fitness, though some are better than others.  Here, I explore the different options runners have...

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How To Prepare For Running At Altitude

Running at altitude comes with it’s own set of rules.  Altitude affects runners in different ways - shortness of breath is common, and dizziness or nausea are possible.  Older runners tend to get affected easier than younger.    Some runners are interested in training...

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An Introduction To Stage Races

A Stage race is a foot race that takes place over more than one day - or stage.   They typically cover between two and six stages.   Given there are so many stage races with different formats and elements, it’s a wide field to try and categorise. So here is a brief...

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How To Choose Running Shoes

Looking to find your next pair of running shoes?  Or even your first?  Here’s our definitive guide to finding the right running shoes for you.  We look at how to define your running shoe needs, finding the best place to get shoe advice, what to...

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Marathon des Sables – Is It Still Worth It?

The Marathon des Sables is a 250km self-supported race over six days.  For over 30 years, runners have tackled the Sahara sands of Morocco, battling the heat as they take on the epic challenge.  But as prices and head-counts skyrocket, is it still the king of...

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Atacama Crossing – An Otherworldly Stage Race

Ash Mokhtari has run the 4 Deserts 'Atacama Crossing' 250km stage race every year since 2009. Here, he talks about the otherworldly setting of the event, challenging personal boundaries and what to expect when you head to the driest place on earth . . . The Atacama...

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Great Adventure Stage Races

Looking for a multi-day adventure race in a far flung destination?  Here's our pick of the best stage races in the world right now . . . The Marathon des Sables is the forerunner in this category - and easily the most popular.  The race calls itself “an extraordinary...

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How Nike Almost Broke The Two Hour Marathon

Nike’s audacious #Breaking2 campaign – attempting to run a marathon in under 2 hours – came up 25 seconds short on Saturday.  Despite not succeeding in breaking the 2hr mark, it set a new record. And Nike and it’s athletes are proving that challenging perceived limits...

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12 Tips For Your Half Marathon Preparation

Here’s my bullet list of 12 half marathon tips - the important things to remember before your half marathon. Regardless of whether it’s your first or your 50th race, it never hurts to run through the checklist below and make sure you’ve considered all the points. Note...

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