You need a different set of skills offroad. Here’s how to hone your technique
‘Running across varying terrain is completely different from road-running,’ says Emmanuel Gault, pro trail runner and member of the all-conquering Team Asics Trail France.
‘With the constantly changing terrain, direction and elevation, you use more muscles and change speed more often than on a standard tarmac run, so you need to know how to handle all scenarios.’
Here are Gault’s top tips on keeping good form when you leave the road.
Visit our essential trail running hub to discover the best offroad races, essential kit and how to blitz your trail fears.
Looking forward to tackling my first Fell run in November in the Peak District. I'm with a veteran so I'm hoping with his advice and this write up I'll survive!!!
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