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Are ultra-marathoners just mentally tougher?

New research at Hartpury University has raised the interesting question about whether elite athletes competing in ultra-marathons possess higher levels of mental toughness than competitors in...

  • Motivation through uncertainty

    Fast Running Performance Project member Lloyd Emeka talks about keeping motivation going strong into 2021. The first day of 2020 marked...

  • When 2020 sucks the life out of you…

    Erika Kelly’s latest Fast10 blog is something that many will relate to.  I know I won’t be alone in trying to...

  • Growth through adversity

    In the first of two articles Kirsty Reade speaks to Lloyd Emeka, who has been part of the Fast Running Performance...

  • Appreciating the simple joys of running

    Fast10’s Ellie Hartnett talks through what COVID-19 has meant to her training and how  These times have brought with them so...

  • Controlling The Controllables

    In his third Fast10 blog of 2020 Isle of Man athlete Ollie Lockley talks about focusing on what you can control...

  • Chris and Julia Finill – Ever Presents

    In 1995 a band of 42 men were inducted into an exclusive club – The London Marathon Ever Presents. 10 of...

  • Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do

    Whether you see coaching as an art or a science, or both, one thing is true: We can learn from good...

  • The engaged athlete

    Following on from Jack Gray’s post last week, the Cambridge & Coleridge athlete talks about getting the athlete to take some ownership of their training. ...

  • Bound to the plan

    In this two-part Fast 10 blog, Jack Gray considers whether overly prescriptive coaching, underpinned by the prevailing conceptualisation of the athlete as...

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