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Make Running Work for You

Tips for keeping perspective and enjoying a happy, healthy relationship with training, David Roche tells us more. Many of us are crazy. And that is O.K. Running is a grueling, mostly solitary...
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#AboutTrail Episode 11: About the Spur Trail Series

Hear what five Spur Trail Series® runners have to say about the events and why it’s worth signing up and getting involved.             Sure you can head over to the Spur Trail Series® website and...
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Wildrunner is Hiring!

Administration & Events Co-ordinator A junior position as an Administration & Events Co-ordinator has become available as Africa’s leading trail running specialist Wildrunner.  This position...
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Six Hill-Training Secrets All Runners Should Know

Alison Hamlett says "Learn to love hills and you’ll become a stronger athlete."  Hills are hard. That’s why many of us run or ride around – rather than over – them in training. You might even choose...
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How to be the very best second to your ultra-running buddy/partner

By Karoline Hanks Being a second to an ultra-runner is a lot like being a nurse I reckon. There is the same degree of selfless devotion, empathetic care, brow-mopping, close engagement with bodily...
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How far, how fast, how OFTEN

How often should you run is one of the most important questions to consider before you start any training. Matt Fitzgerald from Competitor.com explains how often we should run and whether or not...
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Sam Murphy's Guide to Half Marathon Training

Sam Murphy from Runners World says "A half marathon is a big step up if you’re new to the distance." Read more of his hints and tips below and start training for your first half marathon!  A half...
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#AboutTrail Episode 10: Weather and Environment

Pro Tips to Survive in Extreme Weather Conditions When you trail run, you are exposed to all kinds of weather. Sometimes you can plan for it, sometimes it’s unpredictable and can change within...
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4 Exercises to prevent shin splints

Caitlyn Carlson explores shin splints and how to prevent them.  A recent study found that it takes, on average, 71 days to rehab shin splints. Shin splints (the term for pain that occurs on the front...
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Build a Better Runner in 5 Minutes a Day

 David Roche explains how to reduce your risk of injury by using simple exercises that will add very little time to your exercise schedule. Quick but effective exercises to reduce your risk of injury...
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