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Tag: ultrarunning

Chris Toddington

Interview with Chris Toddington

Chris is a very keen plodder and ultrarunner. He has been running on and off for 16 years, only taking it seriously from 2014 when he took over a friends place for a local half marathon. He had no prior long distance in his legs. He is a National Running Show Ambassador and writes some…
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18/12/2019 0
The Road to Sparta by Dean Karnazes

The Road to Sparta by Dean Karnazes: Book Review

How did Dean Karnazes’ heritage influence his running? Both his maternal and paternal roots are in Greece, and are known for both their resilience and tranquil way of life. Karnazes’s genetic linkage is also distinguished by abnormally enlarged, bifurcated calf muscles. Growing up, did Dean Karnazes run? Yes, Karnazes did run, winning a mile race…
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27/02/2019 0
Book Review of RUN! (2011) by Dean Karnazes

Outlasting Ultra Pain for Great Causes

Discover the incredible runs “Karno” has completed and the reason his pain is worth experiencing.


05/12/2018 0
Running Up That Hill by Vassos Alexander

Solutions to the Uphill Battle of Ultramarathons

Read more about the ultramarathon exploits of British radio personality Vassos Alexander in his book ‘Running up that Hill’.


28/11/2018 0
The Ultra Mindset by Travis Macy

How to Gain an Ultra Mindset

Read my review of ultrarunning legend Travis Macy’s audiobook ‘The Ultra Mindset’.


30/12/2017 1
Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel (2013) by Jason Robillard

Mitigating the Challenges of Ultramarathons

Read my book review of Jason Robillard’s unorthodox ultramarathon guide ‘Never Wipe Your Ass with a Squirrel’.


13/12/2017 1
Finding Ultra (audiobook) by Rich Roll

An Ultra Transformation

Discover Rich Roll’s remarkable journey from chronic alcoholic and overweight lawyer to one of the fittest men alive.


09/12/2017 0
The Extra Mile by Pam Reed with Mitch Sisskind

Tackling Anorexia with Ultrarunning

Read my audiobook review of ultrarunning legend Pam Reed’s autobiography ‘The Extra Mile’.


02/12/2017 1

Run to Feel Alive

Learn how we evolved to become running people in Christopher McDougall’s awe-inspiring audiobook ‘Born to Run’.


04/11/2017 3

Running Tips from Lazy Girl

Discover the levelheaded approach that Laura Fountain, a UK qualified athletics coach, takes to running. The discussions in her podcast episodes remind me of the value of running buddies.


07/10/2017 1

Expert Advice from Ultrarunner Lisa Tamati

Read what I extracted from Lisa’s extraordinary ultrarunning adventures detailed in her book ‘Running to Extremes’.


30/09/2017 0

The Running Career of Charlie Engle

Read what I learnt from listening to ultrarunner Charlie Engle’s audiobook memoir ‘Running Man’.


16/09/2017 3

Audiobook Review: Out There by David Clark

Read my reflections on David Clark’s audiobook ‘Out There’, a unique running journey to ultramarathons.


06/09/2017 0

Audiobook Review: ‘Eat and Run’ by Scott Jurek

Read the career successes of ultramarathon legend Scott Jurek, the people that influenced him and his running advice.


14/08/2017 6

Book Review: ‘Finding Gobi’ by Dion Leonard

Read my book review of ‘Finding Gobi’ by Dion Leonard and discover his incredible running adventure with his small dog.


02/08/2017 1