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05/04/2019

Training for… UTMR: An Interview with Damian Hall

This article was originally published on iancorless.com (It is reprinted with agreement due to our sponsorship of the Training For… Series). Damian Hall ran his first half marathon race in 2011. In his own words, “It was a life-changing race.” Just 1-year later he ran his first marathon and first ultra-marathon. Dedicated to the art of running, Damian became a student of the sport and through his journalism work, he gleamed as much information as possible. He became his own test subject. In a very short period of time, he completed... Read More

01/04/2019

We Now Stock Maurten Nutrition!

    Maurten can be described as a science-based and performance-driven sports nutrition company founded 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. We use scientific methods in our product development to solve sports nutrition problems and improve sports nutrition products. The world´s most carbohydrate-concentrated sports drink was launched 2017 after extremely successful trials which resulted in four straight big city marathon victories. In this product we used an innovative hydrogel formula, which is a technology that seems to facilitate faster and smoother transport of carbohydrates into the intestine with less risk of gastrointestinal... Read More

25/03/2019
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BRAZIL 135 Race Report: 44h 42min of beautiful mountain running, eating and powernappning

By Jeanette Mertz Part-time endurance junkie living in Dubai Brand ambassador @myRaceKit www.instagram/DanishUltraChick Travel and pre-race activities in São Joao da Boa Vista Given the time difference from Dubai to Sao Paulo, I decided to arrive one day earlier than I normally would – just to shake off a couple of busy weeks at work but more importantly to catch up with sleep and get into race time zone, which is six hours ahead of my natural habitat in the Middle East. When I arrived after 17 hours of flying,... Read More

18/03/2019
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How To Pack Light For MDS

When you embark on a race like Marathon Des Sables, keeping you pack weight down and minimising unnecessary items is very important in order to have a good race experience. Here are Elisabet’s three “rules” for how to assess every item that goes into your pack in order to minimise waste. 1. CAN YOU EAT IT? Food is your fuel and what is going to get you around the race and keeping your spirit high. There is a minimum calorie requirement which may be sufficient for some people but not... Read More

08/03/2019
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Who Run The World? Tish!

Tish Joyce, briefed us on her journey from 5k to running the world… her story is rather inspiring. It was a New Year’s resolution following the death of my stepfather, that started my life-changing journey to Run the World. Although I had run a few marathons, I had slipped into unhealthy ways; working, smoking and drinking to excess and was struggling to run 5k. I decided to enter the Great Wall of China Marathon to force me to get fit. For the next few months I slowly got healthier and... Read More

04/03/2019

How To Repack Your Food For MDS To Reduce Weight

Last week we spoke about how to fuel for a multi-stage race such as Marathon Des Sables, and with only 35 days until MDS we thought we would start share some top tips about how to reduce your pack weight starting with your food as repackaging your food can save you a lot of excess weight and volume. For instance; freeze dried meals are packed protectively but some brands have quite heavy pouches. Normally you would eat the meal directly from the pouch the food comes in. However, in MDS... Read More

25/02/2019
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How To Fuel For MDS 2019!

Disclaimer: Although between us we have completed many multi-stage races & consequently have a great interest in nutrition, we are not a qualified dieticians. This article is aimed at helping you understand how you can structure your food, give you ideas for what to take and what factors to consider. For more personalised suggestions Elisabet offers 1-1 consultations.  Among the many questions we get receive about MDS in store, we are frequently asked what should I eat for a self-sufficient multi-stage race such as the Marathon des Sables. The reality I that there... Read More

11/02/2019
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Get Your Shoes & Feet Ready For MDS 2019!

With only a few weeks to go to Marathon des Sables, it’s time to get your shoes and feet ready for the task ahead. The risk of blisters, infection and other complications are particularly higher than usual due to the extreme environment you’ll be running in. By now, hopefully you will have chosen your shoes. If you haven’t, then check out our previous blog post that offers some tips for shoe types, sizing, and fit. You can run in MDS in road or trail shoes, but there are a few considerations... Read More

14/01/2019
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Exclusive Interview with Lizzy Hawker & Richard Bull.

Today’s blog post is an Exclusive Interview with ultra-running legend and five times UTMB winner Lizzy Hawker and renowned race organiser Richard Bull about Ultra Tour Monte Rosa (UTMR) brought to you by Rebeca Enrooth on behalf of myRaceKit. -How did Ultra Tour Monte Rosa come about as a race? Lizzy: The Pennine Alps around Monte Rosa & the Matterhorn is where I fell in love with the mountains at the age of six. In the years while I was training for UTMB I would get tired of repeating that... Read More

05/01/2019
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Ultra Tour Monte Rosa – How To Own A Mountain

  In Lizzy Hawker’s book Runner there is an episode where Lizzy has returned to Kathmandu after another monstrous run in the Himalayas. Richard Bull and she are on a roof top, drinking milky tea and stargazing, reflecting over the question: Why do we run? Their answers are philosophical. I ask myself the very same question as I climb Colle del Turlo.  Although, my question is highly relevant; the climb is gruesome. My legs are aching. Every time I advance, turning a corner, the climb appears even longer. Do endless... Read More