What are the 10 toughest one-day, sub-100 mile trail races for 2019?

How can you handle depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter?

Which waterproof is best for trail running?

And will these new gadgets boost your performance?

Find out in my Q&A series, answering all your trail and ultra running questions. (Scroll down for links to all the books/gear I mention)

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Vitamin D tablets to ward off SAD
UK https://amzn.to/2TvBLdd
USA https://amzn.to/2CURBc2
Canada https://amzn.to/2RCltlA

OMM Halo jacket (my fave super light, packable 2.5 layer emergency jacket at the moment, around the £85-£95 mark)
UK https://amzn.to/2VwpEOS
USA https://amzn.to/2C7Sg82
Canada https://amzn.to/2LSw2vz

Decathlon – Kalenji Waterproof Trail Running Jacket (At £55 this is a good value running specific option for those on a budget, much heavier and bulkier than the OMM Halo though)

Watch us putting up the awesome Map Wallpaper from Love Maps On: https://youtu.be/3s3Juv9g7O8
https://www.lovemapson.com/

Got a niggle? I recommend Running Free of Injuries by Paul Hobrough
UK https://amzn.to/2Awl9ek
USA https://amzn.to/2CUN899
Canada https://amzn.to/2Cg8s7F

My fave running pack is the Raidlight Responsiv 10L
UK https://amzn.to/2ABkok7
USA https://amzn.to/2RFekRC
Canada https://amzn.to/2Fe7Li1

If you’re on a budget though, look at the Aonijie Windrush 5L running pack which is more like £35-£45
UK https://amzn.to/2U8RNtQ
USA https://amzn.to/2C4MZhJ
Canada https://amzn.to/2LSLAPX

Power Dot (not recommended by me or Ali Rose, Physio to Olympic Gold Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill)
UK https://eu.powerdot.com/
USA https://amzn.to/2LWH2rF

Stryd a new(ish) power meter foot pod, an interesting new option for advanced pacing.
https://www.stryd.com/

Kieran’s really good in depth Stryd test review on Wearable is here
https://www.wareable.com/running/stryd-running-power-meter-review-6500

And here’s an interesting book to find out more on power meters for running
Running with Power, a complete guide to power meters for running
UK https://amzn.to/2ABlQmz
USA https://amzn.to/2C5Jdo9
Canada https://amzn.to/2VyvU8G

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