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...

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...

IRONMAN to Ultra X

IRONMAN TO ULTRA X You are one of the 100,000 people who have par­ti­cip­ated in Iron­man events across the world just this year, but what next?  Increas­ingly we are see­ing long dis­tance triath­letes look­ing for new endur­ance based tests after cross­ing the...

Set­ting goals for a mul­ti­day race

Set­ting goals for a multi day race Ultra X races involve cov­er­ing an even longer dis­tance than most ultras, but over a num­ber of con­sec­ut­ive days. Most stages, except a short final day, are over the stand­ard mara­thon (26.2 miles) and are there­fore...