The Stage Race Handbook

The Stage Race Handbook

The Stage Race Handbook is my all-new book: it is a comprehensive guide on how to train, prepare for and complete multi-day races like the 4 Deserts series and Marathon des Sables. I’ve spent months writing it and putting it all together, and had help from a...
Stage Race Equipment Lists

Stage Race Equipment Lists

Having a good equipment list is a key part of stage race preparation, whether you are running a self-supported race like MdS or one of the 4 Deserts races, or a supported one such as the Global Limits races. I find that by far the best way to track my equipment when...
How To Choose a Stage Race Backpack

How To Choose a Stage Race Backpack

One of the biggest challenges of a stage race is getting the right backpack.   Here I explore what your criteria should be, how to test a good backpack and give some recommendations based on experience. A stage race is a race over two or more days, and they are...
Gaiters for Runners

Gaiters for Runners

Gaiters are designed to prevent sand, dirt and other debris from entering your shoe.  They fix onto your shoes and come in a few different designs.    Gaiters are certainly not required for every type of  race – however, if you are venturing into the desert...
Global Limits Bhutan – The Last Secret – 200km Race Report

Global Limits Bhutan – The Last Secret – 200km Race Report

The Global Limits ‘Last Secret’ race is a six-stage 200km race through the unique kingdom of Bhutan.   Here, Colin Harper shares his epic account of the race in the Land of Happiness . . . (Warning:  ultra-length post ahead!) The Global Limits series of...
How To Train For A Stage Race (+ Training Plan)

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...

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