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...

The Per­fect Taper

THE PERFECT TAPER Race day is com­ing up, you’ve put the hard work in, covered the miles, ticked off the equip­ment list and now you have been told it is a good idea to taper. But what does this mean? How do you approach it? And is it essen­tial? What is a...

The import­ance of sleep

the import­ance of sleep Sleep is one of the most import­ant factors in main­tain­ing our health. It’s just as import­ant as exer­cise and stick­ing to a healthy diet. Nev­er have we been more aware of how import­ant sleep is, yet people are get­ting far less than...

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...