Variables. A race, is a race, is a race. It couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s like saying marathons are all the same. Or that coffee is all the same. Or wine for that matter. Even year on year,
Back in October 2016, Nick C. a veteran Marathoner decided to train for Comrades Ultramarathon. It was going to be his second attempt to finish an ultra distance. Below is his story during the 31 weeks of training leading to
Local running events bring back the pleasures of running. They usually have a small number of participants, located in rural and often obscure yet scenic places. As a bonus, they have fresh country air to clear the lungs and a
“Life is a Marathon” or so the phrase goes. I’d like to redefine this. After taking part in a 100km race, I am more convinced that “Life is an Ultra Marathon”.
This well organised spring race was held for the second time after a big success last year. However, its popularity meant that word had spread and the entry for this year’s event closed within just 20 minutes of being online!
“Too fast!” I muttered after glancing at my watch for the 3rd km… which read 4m 07s. It was also the case with the previous kilometre… I was aiming for a 4m12/km even pace throughout. Actually, honestly thought it was