What are the top 10 tips for your first ultra?
How do you clean a hydration bladder?
Should you go from couch to 100k?
And what length poles should you choose?

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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Other useful films I referenced in this video:

17 snack ideas for long distance ultra marathons https://youtu.be/DOmd5Jg7z9U

Trail & Ultra running nutrition advice from sports dietitian and ultra runner Alex Cook https://youtu.be/farruBxr0HU

Best ultra stretches https://youtu.be/fvK13FSxwA4

How to build endurance https://youtu.be/MgOAj_Sq6sw

Coach and endurance athlete Paul Giblin’s website: http://www.pyllonultra.com/

How to use running poles https://youtu.be/kA3cr7ETKok

My trail running gear reviews playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyZ16LRfpz0AQHDXxpy5ld4LsUrD66XC5

Carole Armitage Chocolates https://www.carolearmitage.co.uk/

The National Running Show 2019 film https://youtu.be/FkDcZJKMMNo

Products I recommend:

The Amazon links below are affiliates that give me a tiny percentage of the sale at no cost to you, so please click on these first before you buy anything on Amazon (it works even if you’re not buying running gear! Cool isn’t it!) Thank you, Claire

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My favourite GPS watch is the Garmin Forerunner 235
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My fave running pack is the Raidlight Responsiv 10L
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If you’re on a budget though, look at the Aonijie Windrush 5L running pack which is more like £35-£45
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