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Running coach James Kuegler discusses importance of the nervous system in our running performance. We’ve all heard of “fight or flight”, right?  The innate human response to stressful situations.  For our primal ancestors, it was the means by which they Read More ...

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I don’t think there were any other races on this weekend, but I could be wrong. And if the number of Facebook selfies wasn’t enough to tell you, then a little known race was on this weekend up in the Read More ...

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Following our 100km preview yesterday, today it’s the turn of the 50km and a brief overview of the 22km race contenders too. Enjoy! Women’s 50km Preview The 50k female field is headlined by Lucy Bartholomew and several other local runners Read More ...

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The biggest ultra trail running event in Australia kicks off this week. More than 4,000 runners will descend upon Katoomba in the Blue Mountains to tackle one of several distances on offer, including the mainstay 100k event. There are also Read More ...

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Today we welcome to the ranks of Ultra168, Ryan Bourke, from the Melbourne Osteopathy Centre. Ryan is a keen tri-athlete (we’re equal opportunities here at Ultra168!) and approached us about placing some focus on keeping a healthy body. We said why Read More ...

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Another action-packed weekend of racing with racing in Victoria, South Australia and over in Western Australia too. Plus, we look at the Hoka Project Carbon X attempt to break the world 100km record, and maybe a few others along the Read More ...

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OK, I know it’s Tuesday, but hey, we’ve still got some races to cover from the weekend. Plus yesterday was my first day of being truly self-employed, so I’ve got an excuse! We’ve got races to report on from all Read More ...

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If you haven’t seen recently, the UTMB organisers have changed the qualification standards yet again. I think this is something like the fourth change in five years. There are two main changes for consideration this year. First, the lowering of Read More ...

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Having succumbed to an injury last year, Steph Auston has hit 2019 with a massive bang. She’s won pretty much everything she’s entered bar a second place to the immortal Courtney Dauwalter. And it’s her ability to race hard and Read More ...

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Another hectic weekend of running with two extremes in terms of some pure mountain running in Bright and the ‘flatlanders’ in Coberg and Canberra. And, while there were only a few races taking places, there’s plenty to report on within Read More ...

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It was as an action-packed weekend of ultras and early last week with the Barkley Marathons too. Which is where we’ll start and once again, the course won with no runner making it to loop four. Down under, there was Read More ...

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After years of planning and gaining the right approvals, Ultra168 can exclusively launch today, the revived Ultra168 Sydney to Melbourne ultra marathon. Once a classic in the 80s with the likes of Cliff Young lining up, this flagship race is Read More ...

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First, my apologies to race directors and readers for the lack of preview last week ahead of these races. ‘Real work’ smashed me to bits, so whatever time was left was spent sleeping! But where I can’t preview, I can Read More ...

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Another action-packed weekend of fun. The Canberra 48/24/12/6 hour track races, where the 48hrs also fronted as the National championships. Some very familiar faces taking to the 400m track for the fourth running of this event. Headlining, as he has Read More ...

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This weekend just gone saw one of the biggest trail marathons (or ultras, or whatever you want to call it), the Six Foot Track marathon (45kms) in the Blue Mountains. With a highly competitive field across both mens and ladies, Read More ...

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Yesterday we previewed the 6ft track women’s race, now today it’s the turn of the men. As usual, there’s a highly competitive pointy end. The winner from the last two years, Vlad Shatrov leads the charge again.  Come Saturday he Read More ...

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Six Foot Track is upon us again, one of the most competitive trail ultras (45km), in Australia. While the men will get their chance in a day or two, today we feature the women. And, as per usual there’s a Read More ...

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After a rather hectic (real work) week last week, its back to normal service this week. Apologies for any lack of previews for the above races last week, time simply did not permit me to even sneeze, let alone write Read More ...

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Any runner that’s been through a prolonged period of injury and no running will know just how hard it is to get back into the routine. Your fitness disappears down the toilet and the everyday monotony that you’d made a Read More ...

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After the excitement of Tarawera last weekend, we stay in New Zealand for another very popular race. The Shotover Moonlight series of races features a marathon and a number of other shorter events too, including a 30km. The course Starting Read More ...

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Post Tarawera, Hoka guru Roger Hanney was at the scene, seeing the action unfolding between two big superstars of US running, Camille Herron and Jeff Browning. Here he describes how the day unfolded and the immense battle between the two. Read More ...

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This weekend saw a rather huge weekend of racing over at the Tarawera ultras, which included races over 50km, 102km and the big one, the miler. While over in Hong Kong was the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge. Tarawera Read More ...

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We spread out wings beyond our fair shoreline as the week starts with round-ups from the 9 Dragons 50/50 ultra over in Hong Kong. But begin our look at the weekend’s racing with a the latest from the Cradle Mountain Read More ...

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Despite being the long weekend here in Australia, there was plenty of racing to get stuck into with a variety of races, distances and terrain.

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Ringing in the Chinese New Year of the Pig, the 8th edition of the renowned annual Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge (HK4TUC) will be held from 06 – 08 February 2019. The 298km trail ultramarathon with 14,500m elevation gain Read More ...

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Maintaining standard practice for making major purchase announcements two weeks prior to the race taking place, (not to mentioned adding to the stress of the RD, which is already on high alert!). The Ironman/ Tarawera guys announced this morning that Read More ...

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Next month, the 9 Dragons Ultra takes place in Hong Kong. Ahead of the race, we’ve got a series of interviews lined up with a number of leading women runners. The first is Francesca Canepa, the former snowboarder turned ultra Read More ...

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If you caught our Two Bays preview last week, you’ll have noticed a pretty shit hot field lining up. and, well the race didn’t disappoint with two stellar performances in both the mens and women’s races. Two Bays results In Read More ...

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This weekend sees the running of the highly competitive Two Bays Ultra (56km) and the 28km version too. Read our preview to see who's in with a shout of winning this year.

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It's been tackled many times before. But it wasn't until a conversation I had just before the holiday break, did clarity of thought really allow me to write this article on 'why we run'.

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On what is now, the final day of 2018 and after a refreshing holiday, I pondered the things I could do differently with my running in 2019. My running resolutions.

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The draw’s been done. The names selected. It’s now time to train for one of the most popular trail races in Australia, Six Foot Track. Having run this race six times and lining up for my seventh next year, I’ve Read More ...

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It’s taken me months, but finally towards the end of last week, Ultra168 managed to secure an interview with the illusive organisers of the world’s most mysterious race, Crush the Cargill. You may or may not have seen the series Read More ...

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Towards the end of last week, the Australian ultra running world was about as up in arms as it could be. Up in the Victorian Alps, winter descended upon the Alpine Challenge course. This left many wondering if the race Read More ...

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Following our 100 miler preview yesterday, today the Alpine Challenge 100km race take centre stage, where we find out who’s going to push for line honours. Unfortunately time has gotten away from me for the 0km, so apologies in advance Read More ...

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As we wind our way towards the end of the year, there’s a few final races to cover before we sink our mouths into the festive season. First up is the Alpine Challenge, which this year sees record numbers of Read More ...

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Today we welcome an article from Brisbane student, Daniel Broadbridge. Working his way through a sports science degree, Daniel is an aspiring ultra runner and here he puts forward some of the reasons as to why he coaches himself, rather Read More ...

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