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GELS – the good the bad and the ugly

GELS – the good the bad and the ugly

Gels what are they good for? A detailed viewpoint by Coach Jonathan Worswick Be careful using gels. I know this sounds a bit drastic considering their popularity but consuming a gel without understanding the consequences can ruin your race. Don't...

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Good Luck

Good Luck When I hear the words “Hey, good luck for your race tomorrow” I often wonder whether the sentiment will make that person run any better, or whether the statement will turn an untrained athlete into this super human who will come from...

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Spirit in the Sky

Spirit in the Sky

Buffalo Stampede A detailed race report by Sarah Ludowici What a sunrise to start the day atop the Chalet at the Buffalo Stampede Sky Marathon. There was a bight in the air that hung in my quads for the first 10km, but it was perfect race day...

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Living the dream

Living the dream

Donna Voysey - Living the dream The Six Foot Track Marathon: The final few weeks building up to the Six Foot Track Marathon had me questioning if I had bitten off more than I could chew.  I am a pretty positive person by nature, but I was...

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21 Years to rediscover

21 Years to rediscover

21 years, the rediscovery… my six foot adventure (disclaimer – a long personal account, targeted at runners wanting to just make the cut-off) I wanted to wait a few days to reflect on my race, the journey, lessons learnt (and yes you can still...

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parkrun and Kids

parkrun and Kids

parkrun and kids Here at UP Coaching, we love the parkrun movement and everything about it. There are simply not enough words to describe the positive community impacts it has and we support parkrun from our Junior Squads right up to all our...

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UTMB – Andrew Hough Race Report

UTMB – Andrew Hough Race Report

UTMB Race Report By Andrew Hough On the 11th January 2018, Lara, Daisy and my life would take a dramatic change of direction. I just found out I had got into my dream race in Chamonix, France. Ultra Trail Mount Blanc (UTMB). UTMB has this...

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Surely you can’t be serious?

Surely you can’t be serious?

Sinister 7 Race Report Having never written a race report before or anything that’s been shared publicly this race report is the final challenge (or Leg 8) of Sinister 7. The idea for this race came to fruition when I was looking for...

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Behind the Scenes of a Marathon Win

Behind the Scenes of a Marathon Win

Race Report Three years ago I weighed 55kg more than I do now and had no idea a running event existed at the International Regatta Centre. Even if I did there is no way I would have ever considered entering it. It is amazing how quickly you can...

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