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Why women perform better at ultra running

Why women perform better at ultra running

Today I read this great article by Damian Hall on ultra running, a sport I love and athletes I admire. Damien picks up on an interesting trait.

The 131 runners at the Dragon’s Back Race briefing in June 2015 were nervous enough about the next five days. Namely attempting to cover 300K and 16,000m of ascent as they ran down the middle of lumpy Wales. But the females were about to feel slightly less so.
Helene Whitaker (neé Diamantides), joint overall winner of the 1992 race and women’s winner of the second version in 2012, told the gathering: “If you’re female,...


Tips on how to get fit fast

Tips on how to get fit fast

Are you looking to take your fitness up a step or two? We found these interesting tips from

Finding time to workout is tricky in any season, but with a crammed holiday schedule, it can seem nearly impossible. Thankfully, high-intensity interval training the trending fitness philosophy that combines bursts of cardio and strength training makes the most of small windows. "Scientifically, you burn more fat by including short spurts where you work your absolute hardest," says Ellen Latham, a trainer and founder of Orange Theory Fitness Studios.

Here, Latham's 20-minute routine designed to torch calories...