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Jim Mann ticks big three British fell running rounds in one winter month

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03/03/2017

Can you accidentally tick off all three classic British fell running rounds, in one winter, and in one month? Apparently so, if you're Jim Mann! Sarah Stirling investigates how this accident happened!
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Anaesthetist Tom Hollins surprise winner of 'Britain's most brutal race'

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01/02/2017

There were dramatic twists, nail-biting competition and record-breaking Brits in this year's Spine Race, which takes in the entirety of Britain's oldest national trail, the 268-mile Pennine Way. Competitors slugged it out over a week, stumbling around sleep-deprived in the snow and bogs. Sarah Stirling reports.
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Jasmin Paris: smashes big three classic British records in six months

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05/10/2016

Jasmin Paris broke the female record for the Paddy Buckley round last weekend, meaning she has smashed the female records for all three of the classic British fell running challenges within six months. On top of that, she also holds the overall record for the Ramsay Round and the overall record time for all three rounds combined.
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Trail running: Is it all in the mind?

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09/09/2016

Performance doesn't just come down to physiology — psychology plays a huge part, too. Mental training can make as big a difference as training physically for trail running. Don't miss these ten tricks for your mental toolkit, which do everything from boosting your mental toughness in races to helping you get the most enjoyment out of a trot on the trails.
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10 beginner trail running mistakes

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28/07/2016

Thinking of hitting the trails? We've got passionate trail runner Sarah Stirling with her 10 most common beginner mistakes to avoid, making sure you start out on the right foot and don’t get injured before you get going.
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Jasmin Paris: smashing all the classic British records

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01/07/2016

Jasmin Paris is well on her way to crushing the records for the classic big three British fell-running challenges this year. Recently she broke the women's record for the Bob Graham round by over 2.5 hours. Now she's completed the Ramsay Round a whole 45 minutes faster than anyone, man or woman, ever has before. Next it's the Paddy Buckley Round. Who is this under-the-radar fell-raiser? Sarah Stirling tracks her down to find out.
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Natural highs: are all runners just organic junkies?

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22/06/2016

People often say to me: “Wow, you’re so good doing all that running!” The truth, though, is perhaps a little darker: I'm a secret hedonistic junkie. But why can running be so addictive? Well, it turns out we have an intimate pharmacy hidden within us, and running unlocks all the doors.
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Nepal's child soldier turned skyrunning champ Mira Rai hits the UK

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18/05/2016

Two years ago, Mira Rai had never heard of trail running, but saw a poster for a 50km race, entered, won, and has never looked back. Mira has just spent a month in the UK, culminating with the Yorkshire Three Peaks race. How did she get on? Sarah Stirling catches up with her.
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Trail secrets: how to run downhill

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17/05/2016

Watching a pro descend with effortless finesse is a beautiful thing. Most trail races are lost and won on the downhill fly, not the uphill crawl. Of course, whether you race or not, it's also a lot easier to injure yourself on descents, however. To help you avoid the potholes, Sarah Stirling is here with some tips. Fast downhilling can be the most fun part, too.
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Jasmin Paris destroys female Bob Graham Round record

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26/04/2016

Ultrarunner Jasmin Paris is reported to have smashed the women's record for running the grueling Bob Graham Round circuit of 42 Lake District fells. If confirmed, her time will be more than two-and-a-half hours faster than the former record set by Nicky Spinks in 2015.
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