Want to slash time off your next ultramarathon without training any harder? Simply spend less time at aid stations! Here’s a link to a video where I go through some ways that you can save time at your next ultra.
In mountainous ultras like UTMB, or even short uphill races like VKs, many competitors these days will be using trekking poles. For those who have grown up with a background in cross-country skiing the technique may come quite naturally, but for the rest of us it can take quite a bit of practice to develop.… Read More Running with trekking poles
Unfortunately my 2016 run at the Surf Coast Century didn’t go nearly as well as it did in 2013. Tom Brazier had a similar experience and we wrote about what went wrong for Ultra168 (link here).
I recently wrote an article to assist with training for the Hounslow Classic for Skyrunning ANZ (link here) and an article on how to execute the race for Ultra168 (link here).
For the first 25km I was feeling great and was right where I wanted to be. But then the wheels fell off and my race deteriorated as I became dizzy and began to stagger.… Read More Buff Epic Trail – Skyrunning World Championships
This wasn’t how I’d wanted to start 2016, but at least I’d had fun along the way.… Read More Ultra Easy 100km