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Here’s a cracking ditty from Andy DuBois around why being less flexible can have its benefits for runners. Studies have shown that less flexible runners have greater running economy. With so much focus on the importance of stretching you may 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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 A frequent question we are asked as coaches is what strength exercises should I be doing as a runner and what are the benefits of strength training for running? The first part of this question probably has a multitude of answers Read More ...

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Are the OOFOS shoes the closest thing to walking on air? Do they really help with your recovery after a big run? Find out in our review.

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The ultra racing this weekend took place south of the NSW border, with Victoria and South Australia hosting three events between them. First up, the Ned Kelly chase. It’s a slightly different format of runners chasing each other down to Read More ...

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This weekend saw the Blackall 100 take centre stage, one of the few select races to be a Western States qualifier too, if that’s your type of thing! For the first time in a few years, the neither the heat Read More ...

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Find out how progression runs can give you the physical and mental edge in the latter stages of an ultra marathon.

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This weekend just gone saw two major races in the calendar, the Hume and Hovell Ultras as well as the rather wonderful Great Ocean Walk 100. Beginning with the Hume and Hovell and some cracking performances across all the major Read More ...

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Climbing a hill or mountain is a regular feature of pretty much any trail race or ultra marathon you enter. Check out our tips to getting them right in training.

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This weekend sees one of the most scenic races on the running calendar taking place, the Great Ocean Walk 100km. Having run this one a few times, I can attest to how wonderful a race it is. I would encourage Read More ...

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Down in wonderful South Australia, Adelaide hosted the first six day ultra in God knows how long (will need to check with the statos to see when the last one was). Regardless, kudos to Ben Hockings and his team from Read More ...

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Ever wondered why you get black toenails? In our Patreon article, expert Pete Colagiuri explains why this could be happening and what to do about it.

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Alan McCubbin has been an Accredited Sports Dietitian for 15 years. In that time he’s worked with a variety of athletes across a range of sports, from complete beginners to Olympians. For the past 10 years he’s mostly focussed on endurance Read More ...

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Last week, we featured a preview of Australia’s first 200 mile event, the Nerang 200, which you can read here. Today we feature the Nerang 100 mile field, which while small is perfectly formed. Here’s the low down on the Read More ...

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There was plenty of racing happening this past weekend, with three big ultras across three different States. Over in Western Australia, the WTF 100 & 50 milers took place with some big runs in both female and male races. Here Read More ...

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The race with the best name in Australia, the WTF (Waterous Trail on Foot) over in WA gets underway this weekend. RD, Dave Kennedy shares his thoughts.

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This weekend, one of Australia’s toughest ultras takes place, the Hounslow Classic. There are two races, the 68km ultra and the 21km ‘half’. Our attention today focuses on the big Daddy of the two races, the ultra. The ladies Hounslow Read More ...

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The Nerang 200 miler will be the first race in Australia held over this distance, taking place next weekend. With a number of 200 milers springing up in the US, interest in these events is growing.

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Local Victorian runner, Ash Watson and Queensland-based Deb Nicholl have been crowned champions of the Surf Coast Century 100km Ultra Marathon, while Roger Lay and Rachel Tucker have taken the titles in the 50km race today at Anglesea, Victoria. Despite Read More ...

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When youre training for a big race and you have a block of travel coming up, it can be hard to maintain things. Find out how in our article.

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One of the biggest 100km races in Australia kicks off this weekend down on the Surf Coast. Read our preview to find out who the contenders are.

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A little late, but better than never. At least I’ve got the excuse of trying to recover from my own 100 miler as the reason for not quite getting round to a recap of events this weekend just gone. We’ll Read More ...

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Let's be honest, we all have a case of the "I can't be arsed training today because..." The trick, like anything in life is to learn how to work through it. In this article, running coach, Mark Emr discusses how you can do that.

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Yesterday we took our fingers to the keyboard to give you the GNW 100 mile preview. Today’s it’s the turn of the other races, including the 100km, 50 mile and 50kms – the two new kids on the block. First Read More ...

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The coming weeks will see a plethora of racing in Australia and we kick off with what I regard as the ‘classic Aussie bush race’ the Great North Walk Ultras. Renamed to account for a couple of new races added Read More ...

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In just under a month's time, Australia's first 200 mile event, the Nerang 200 will kick off up on the Gold Coast, featuring eight 25km loops. Read more.

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Earlier this year, Steve Domonkos became the member of an exclusive club as he ran the Great North Walk 250km trail. With the GNW ultras coming up this weekend (yikes!), we thought it timely to publish Steve’s gigantic effort to Read More ...

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It’s that time of year again when the ultra trail world gets more excited than a group of school kids who’ve heard the last alarm bell before the end of term. Yes, it’s the ultra trail <insert appropriate hyperbole: ‘world’, Read More ...

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Jono Wyatt is easily one of the best all round runners of our generation, with a 2:13 marathon and numerous titles in mountain running. Read our interview.

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Catch up on all the results from the recent Run Larapinta Stage Race that took place on the stunning Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.

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Following his recent win in the inaugural Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100 miler, Cam Munro gives us a warts and all account of how his race went. “Where are the beers? I thought you would’ve at least had a six Read More ...

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Runners from across Australia and overseas are gearing up for the 2018 Run Larapinta Stage Race, a four-day, four-stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. All the Read More ...

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This weekend saw the fourth running of the Berry Long Run, in what looked initially to be some rather wet and windy weather. Indeed, the drive up from Melbourne at 5:30am race morning didn’t bode well as the rain lashed Read More ...

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This weekend sees the running of the Berry Long Run, which had its first unofficial running on August 15, 2014, when three runners set out to raise money for Berry Street. There was some getting lost, some bush-bashing and some injury, Read More ...

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As we head into the depths of ‘winter’ here in Australia there’s much to look forward to, and looking back also at the weekend just gone. The Peaks and Trail running festival took place down in the extremely picturesque Grampians Read More ...

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While it might be ‘winter’ here in Australia, the Northern Hemisphere is enjoying, or rather suffering in some considerable heat right now. Even as I finished my long run last weekend in the depths of the Yarramalong Valley on the Read More ...

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There’s been plenty of talk in recent weeks about women’s ultra running and the following article about safety at night on the trails was written by Victorian runner, Tash Sekulic. She’s very kindly allowed us to republish the article, highlighting the Read More ...

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Multi-stage racing can often be an over-looked type of event in the ultra calendar. With many runners choosing to focus larger events like 100kms or 100 milers, multi-stage racing offers people something very different. With Run Larapinta just around the Read More ...

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It’s the last day in our series of articles that offer a taster of the types of articles and information that some Ultra168 patreons can get access to via the Ultra168 insiders tier of support. If you haven’t seen, Ultra168 Read More ...

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As part of our series this week of showcasing  articles you can get as an Ultra168 Patreon, today we welcome coach, Mark Emr. This tier of patronage, the Ultra168 Insiders, gets you access ahead of time to a wealth of Read More ...

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As part of the launch of Ultra168’s Patreon page, we’re releasing a few articles this week that Ultra168 Insiders (a tier of support on Patreon) will be getting ever single week. We’ve lined up some awesome coaches to contribute (that Read More ...

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