7th Apr, 2017
We will be updating this list as the information becomes availablePlease get in touch if you would like us to list a specific ultra event not listed here or to report any errorsSee our comprehensive Marathon list if these races are a bit too far! Or our European Marathons list for further afieldAlso see our list of Mandatory Items required for a lot of ultra racesWe have Ultra Running related arti… 11608
5th Apr, 2017
A comprehensive 2017 UK Marathon listing.Some races may be missing or out of date due to insufficient data provided.Please get in touch with us if you'd like us to list any specific races not listed here or to report any errors.We will be constantly updating this list as information becomes available.See our Ultra Marathon listing if these races aren't long enough for you, or European Marathons fo… 19976
4th Mar, 2017
Running your first ultra can be quite daunting. Hopefully, you will have already run a few marathon events but moving up to a first ultra of perhaps 30-45 miles takes the challenge to a new level for a number of reasons. Most marathons are road events, whereas most ultras are on trails or mixed terrain. Because of the longer distance, you will be going slower and check-points/drinks stations are t… 646
24th Feb, 2017
I had been looking forward to these shoes arriving with us as I had tried on the sample pair in pre-production and loved the initial feel.For me these should be an ideal shoe as I am training for a trail ultramarathon in 2017 so for the training, and possibly the race as well, I think I have my shoe for my requirements. What makes it ideal for me is it is a trail shoe with extra cushioning; Brooks… 647
10th Feb, 2017
GB Athlete and prolific local runner Sam Amend reviews her choice of Brooks shoes:The Brooks Hyperion is a lightweight racing shoe. I love the look of these trainers and they feel like slippers when putting them on. After some initial short runs in them, they seemed like the perfect racing shoe for me and, as one of the lower cost shoes, will set you back a reasonable £90. Having broken them in… 145
24th Jan, 2017
A 2017 European Marathon listing.Some races may be missing or out of date due to insufficient data provided.Please get in touch if you'd like us to list any specific races not listed here or to report any errors.We will be constantly updating this list as information becomes available.See our UK Marathon and Ultra Marathon for more local events!Also our own race reports from Rome and Florence mara… 675
15th Dec, 2016
The guys at Apex Sports have given me one of these brand new Stryd Power Monitors to test and I'm planning on using it through to the Boston Marathon next April. I want to see if measuring these new metrics results in any actionable data that will improve training.I've got a GPS watch - a Suunto Ambit 2s - and while I love it, I'm not convinced GPS training alone is that much use if you're serious… 198
16th Jun, 2016
with Power is a new book from elite US running and triathlon coach Jim Vance.
The book is described as the complete guide to power meters for running.
meters have been used extensively in cycling for a number of years and
provide key data used to improve
training and racing performance. It was only a matter of time before such a
device was used for running. The book clarifie… 206
19th Apr, 2016
Running is more than just putting one foot in front of the other*.
We don’t often think of it, but it’s all a Numbers game. You don’t realise it
but you are constantly Number crunching either in your mind or on the computer.
So you’re heading out for a run. It’s a Sunday morning† and you’re
off to continue building mileage for your A-race (probably a half or full
15th Mar, 2016
The Buff is a very underrated and versatile piece of kit. Its lightweight, breathable and can be used in many ways; ideal for many activities. Its tube-like shape allows it to be placed on (or around) the head in numerous ways. I've used it during the recent cold weather around my neck as a neck scarf for extra warmth, which works well. It can also cover the head & ears providing warmth without … 1013