Ultra Running

The Marathon des Sables - The Ten Secrets You Need to Know Before Running the World's Toughest Foot-Race

Bill Coles | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

In five weeks' time, at the beginning of April, there will take place in the Sahara this absolutely insane mid-life Rite of Passage when over 800 men and women will beast themselves to breaking point...

Running the Marathon Des Sables - The Ten Do's and Don'ts of The World's Toughest Footrace

Bill Coles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

The Marathon des Sables, or MdS as it is known, is a week-long 150-mile trek through the heat of the Sahara. The French Commissaires provide you with water and flapping leaky tents, but as for the rest, you're on your own...

The Infection Of Curiosity

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Saward-Anderson

Curiosity is what drove my inaugural voyage into ultra endurance running. Me and my friend Max had always dreamed of travelling across the world since we were school children, when we left college we adorned our backpacks bought our tye- dyed t-shirts and joined the ranks of the gap years masses. But when we returned we wanted more.

Focus On Your Strengths, Not Your Weaknesses

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Saward-Anderson

Nobody is perfect, we are all flawed in one way or another. But we are all unique and all carry a host of skills and attributes which have the potential to become powerful tools in our arsenals...we just have to realise it!

Off to Brazil for the UVU Jungle Marathon

Shirley Thompson | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Sport
Shirley Thompson

Well I am off to Brazil in a few days to prepare the trail for this year's UVU Jungle Marathon. Always a hugely exhausting few weeks as the Brazilians in the Amazon region do tend to have the "never-do-today-what-you-can-put-off-until-next-week" syndrome. It's hard to motivate them and often frustrating.