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TUNING OUT

Our annoyingly cheerful ultrarunner Damian Hall ponders if running makes us like crap music

TOKEN BLOKE

© DAMIAN HALL

As planned, November was a rest month for me. I first raced in February, a six-day multistage race in Costa Rica, and my season finale was in late October in Portugal. I’m probably not getting much sympathy here, but it’s been a long season, especially with a 630-mile jaunt along the South West Coast Path in May. So now’s a good time for a rest. At the top of ultra running – and I’m nowhere near the apex – most of the people on podiums five years ago have disappeared. Ultrarunners tend to be obsessive. Burn out is disconcertingly common.

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