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Hong Kong 100 - All the Favourites Previewed

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Read on as Gone Running previews arguably the strongest ultra-trail field to ever race in Hong Kong and remember to tune into grTV at http://rebrand.ly/HK100Live from 7:30am (UTC+8) on Saturday for our live stream coverage of the race.

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A Runner's Guide to TransJeju 100 - with Women's Winner Marie McNaughton

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For anyone thinking about running TransJeju next year, here is a brief summary of the course and six race tips from women's champion, Marie McNaughton. Photo credit: TransJeju It’s hard to run 100 kilometres but, if you are somewhere new and stunning, it certainly helps! Korea is particularly attractive for trail runners as it has lots of beautiful unspoilt runnable forest trails which so lovely underfoot and fun to navigate. The TransJeju course is no exception. It's stunning and quite unique. It kicks off at 6am with a climb to the top of the Halla volcano that looks daunting on the course...

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TDS Tips from Majell Backhausen

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The UTMB running festival is almost upon us. For those running TDS, here are some last minute tips from the one and only Majell Backhausen, who monstered a sixth position in 16:05 at last year's race. Added to his 22nd at UTMB 2015, this guy knows how to run Chamonix! TDS really is a different beast, but a beast which can be tamed. Don't let it intimidate you, be friends with it and work the course to your advantage. This course has some steep continuous, seemingly endless climbs but also long sustained descents and really good runnable sections. Yes, runnable! The...

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CCC Race Tips - with Ruth Croft

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In this series of interviews, we ask runners to give us a few tips on some upcoming big international trail races. Here's a treat - in today's interview, we have Scott trail running superstar and #GoTailwind Trailblazer, Ruth Croft, for her advice on how to have a successful race at Courmayeur-Champex-Chamonix, commonly known as CCC and one of the big races at the UTMB race festival in late August. Ruth smashed CCC in 2015, finishing in 12:55 as first female (over an hour ahead of second place who won Western States that year) and 8th overall. It was, quite simply, an...

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Ultra Trail Australia - Race Tips with Marie McNaughton

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In this series of interviews, we ask runners to give us a few tips on some upcoming big international trail races. Here we ask Hong Kong ultra queen, Marie McNaughton, for her advice on how to have a successful race at Ultra Trail Australia, even if most of us could only dream of finishing as well as Marie in 2016 - 12:42 and 6th female. 1. Watch your pace at the start. This goes without saying for any ultra, but even more so for UTA which has a relatively flat / fast net downhill first half. It is very easy to...

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