How long does it take to recov­er after an ultra?

How long does it take to recov­er from an ultra? The Ultra X sea­son is about to kick off in Sri Lanka and for many of our com­pet­it­ors this will mark the begin­ning of a busy year of racing. Wheth­er you are look­ing to per­form well at vari­ous chal­lenges, fit an...

An Ultrar­unners guide to Heat Accli­ma­tion

A guide to heat accli­ma­tion Com­pet­ing in an extremely hot envir­on­ment is not only phys­ic­ally gruel­ing but over­heat­ing is a ser­i­ous risk which needs to be planned for. Hot cli­mates can lead to mild per­form­ance impact­ing prob­lems like heat cramp or...

How can you build men­tal strength for ultras?

How can you build men­tal strength? Per­form­ing to ones best in a multi-day race relies on much more than phys­ic­al abil­ity. The most suc­cess­ful com­pet­it­ors at Ultra X events are not the quick­est but those who are able to keep on going when the chips are...

The Per­fect Smooth­ie

the per­fect break­fast smooth­ie If you’re look­ing for an all in one power smooth­ie to fuel your mind and body for the day to come, you can do little bet­ter than the below recipe. It’s packed with good­ness and can be made in under 3 minutes in a blender. It...

Should you race dur­ing Ultra train­ing?

sHOULD YOU RACE DURING ULTRA TRAINING? You have lined up your big event, and now you are focused on peak­ing for it. This might be six months away, four months down the line or it could even be some­thing in the 2020 race cal­en­dar. A ques­tion which is often asked...