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Competing in ultra running events

Competing in ultra running events

by Dave Walsh

Try visualisation when you are out on those training runs; make sure you've prepared for your food stops and think about what you'll do after the race. For more tips read the full article.

Ultra running events

Ultra running events

by Dave Walsh

From point to point to loop, off road to track, there's a wide variety of ultra running races. In the UK these include the London to Brighton, the Royal Parks Ultra and the 36 mile Two Bridges in Fife.

Health issues in ultra running

Health issues in ultra running

by Dave Walsh

When running long distances, staying well-fuelled is essential. Here's how, when and what to eat and drink on long runs, as well as advice on resting and staying injury-free.

Training for ultra running

Training for ultra running

by Dave Walsh

Training will not only give you the endurance fitness to compete, but also the mental toughness required to see through an ultra distance race. One invaluable tip is to get yourself a friend willing to support you - they can cycle along giving encouragement and carrying supplies.

Starting out in ultra running

Starting out in ultra running

by Dave Walsh

If you fancy spending a few hours on your feet, ultra running could be for you. Dave Walsh looks at the history behind long distance running, what makes a typical ultra runner and gives an overview of ultra races.

Shoes and kit for ultra running

Shoes and kit for ultra running

by Dave Walsh

An ultra runner may be exerting his/her body for several hours on a fairly regular basis, so great care is needed in the selection of clothing suitable for the conditions. Forget the simple shorts, vest and shoes needed for an ordinary run - Dave Walsh goes through the equipment you'll need for an ultra.

Training and health in veteran running

Training and health in veteran running

by Dave Walsh

Generally the health requirements for veterans when training and competing are the same as for any other athletes, but two things should be noted.

Starting out in veterans running

Starting out in veterans running

by Dave Walsh

All ages can enjoy running - many veterans compete in athletics competitions.

Veteran running events and competing

Veteran running events and competing

by Dave Walsh

Rivalry at veterans' events can be just as intense as in senior competition - though most veteran athletes realise it's just one part of life!

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