Trail & ultra running Q&A – training worries & adaptions during coronavirus (COVID-19 SPECIAL)

by May 7, 2020Advice, Covid-19k Challenge, Home workouts, Poles, Q&A, Training, Ultra0 comments

Welcome! Welcome to the Wild Ginger Running Q&A, this is the show where I answer your questions about trail and ultra running, live on YouTube. (Scroll down for links to other useful resources/films/gear that get mentioned)

Questions covered tonight: we are going to be talking about the Covid-19k Challenge medals, and discussing whether the UTMB will be going ahead. I’ve got the top 3 pieces of training advice for trail races for road runners, we’ve got chafing and blisters covered, talking about plantar fasciitis, nutrition – when to eat on long runs and how to deal with stomach problems from high sugar bars and gels, we’ve also got some advice for runners in their 50’s. And I’ll try to get through as many of your questions on the live chat as well if we have time.

To end the broadcast there’s 2 things – I need your opinion on something to do with the new podcast version of these Wednesday night shows, and want to tell you about some extra content I’ve made exclusive to Patreons which will air on Friday.

In these live broadcasts always give priority to my Patreons who are the very generous and very loyal supporters of Wild Ginger Running YouTube channel, so if you want access to our inner circle (exclusive Facebook group y’all!), competitions, merchandise, extra content, meet ups, training advice, then then take a look at all the perks on Patreon.

Motivation & support in the Covid-19k Challenge groups

Marcus Scotney’s Cape Wrath Ultra training advice plus chafing info (also available as a podcast from all the usual providers)

Gurney Goo anti-blister foot cream

Squirrel’s Nut Butter



Fixing your Feet blister care book



Best multi-day events

XNRG – Druids Challenge 29 miles a day for 3 days, my 2017 race playlist

Running Free of Injuries by Paul Hobrough



Interviews with runners over 50

Joe Faulkner 4 x Dragon’s Back Race completer

Nikki Love 4,000km across Oz in 63 days

Steve Edwards gives good advice for over 50’s within this “How to run faster” film at the National Running show

Become a Patreon to support my gear tests and be in with the chance to win £400’s of trail and ultra running gear in exclusive Wild Ginger Running Patreon competition every single month!


Follow me on Instagram @WildGingerRunning

Support me on Patreon for perks and prizes!

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Get a Wild Ginger Running t-shirt or buff here


Book a place on my 24-26 April beginner – intermediate trail running training camp here

WGR training camp 2020

Run the 100-mile UTMB course over 6-days from Chamonix with me here!

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