Multi-day running

Multi-day running

Over the last 10 years or so, events all over the world, including places as inhospitable as the deserts of Morocco and the tundra of Alaska, have been quietly attracting a few hundred runners each year. Here's advice on all aspects of multi-day running, from starting out to injuries.
 

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Introduction to multi-day running

Introduction to multi-day running

by Paul Mortimer

For years people have been holidaying in New York, Athens, Paris and London, seeing the world while running some of the biggest marathons organised. Lately, this adventure tourism has taken a step away from the comforts of society. For some, running a marathon on a marked out course is simply not enough.

Starting out in multi-day running

Starting out in multi-day running

by Paul Mortimer

Key to finishing multi-day event is determination - your mental attitude will be as important as your fitness. Here's how to get your equipment right and ensure your skills are up to the event.

Shoes and kit for multi-day running

Shoes and kit for multi-day running

by Paul Mortimer

As well as following the advice of the event organisers to ensure you've got all the compulsory kit, you'll need to do your own research into likely race conditions to ensure you've got the right kit.

Training for multi-day running

Training for multi-day running

by Paul Mortimer

Train the way that is best for you - this will require some experimentation, but once you find out what's best for your body, stick to it.

Health issues in multi-day running

Health issues in multi-day running

by Paul Mortimer

Of all the parts of your body, your feet will probably be affected most on long and arduous races. Other areas to pay particular attention to are your back and stomach - and of course your mind!

Multi-day running events and competing

Multi-day running events and competing

by Paul Mortimer

There are many ultra-distance events in the UK such as the Compton 40 and Buxton High Peaks challenge, but only a few multi-day races - mainly mountain marathons.

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