So you want to be a Skyrunner?

My name is Sam McCutcheon and I completed my first ultra 15 months ago running the 2015 Kepler Challenge in Te Anau, New Zealand. A few weeks later I ran my first Skyrunning event, the Ultra-Easy, in Wanaka, New Zealand
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4 Tips for Hounslow

By August 16, 2016

With the Hounslow Classic fast approaching, but still several weeks away, here are four training tips to think about in preparation for the event! You will be hiking most of the climbs. This means that it is important to develop
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Choose the Right Shoes!

When it comes to race day choosing the right shoe for the conditions can be the difference between a great day out in the mountains or a horrible disaster! Shoe selection should be based on a number of considerations depending
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The Base Phase

By February 26, 2016

First and foremost the biggest mistakes I see with people training for any running event, from a 10km race all the way up to ultra marathons, is they either try and cram a big training load into a small amount
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The Art of Power Hiking

By January 25, 2016

It might sound strange, but the ability to hike well in a Skyrace is an important skill and one that takes practice. You see, the terrain in these events can be so steep and challenging that you can’t possibly maintain
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