Fell Running

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12/12/2013 at 19:55

For your viewing pleasure... Here's a short movie trailer for this years English Fell running Championships.

12/12/2013 at 20:00

look forward to seeing this

12/12/2013 at 21:11
It wouldn't be Christmas without Charleton's yearly fell running video.
12/12/2013 at 21:18

Okay video but ruined by the elevator music. It didn't need music. A commentary would be far better. I had no idea what was going on.

12/12/2013 at 21:47
Have to agree about the music. Why the need for it?
12/12/2013 at 21:52

Yo Millsy

14/12/2013 at 09:19
Anyone who ever says road running is better than fell running just needs to watch that video
15/12/2013 at 09:16
I want to go fell running now! Whats the score with trainers for fell running? I wear support shoes for road running but am i right in thinking trail shoes are all neutral due to the uneven surfaces?
15/12/2013 at 12:51

You are broadly correct, unless you need serious orthotics.  Depending on terrain though, trail shoes are generally not grippy enough for proper fell conditions.

Even more importantly though, if you are going to try out fell running you need to build up to it, including learning to navigate and to take the right equipment for the conditions. Ideally, head out with someone who knows what they are doing to get the experience.

15/12/2013 at 14:25

I think fell running shoes could be good. The only fell race I ever did(twice) the races went fine but those fast downhills can hurt your quads.

15/12/2013 at 19:52
I didnt know there were specific trail and fell running shoes. I thought there were just road and trail. Anybody recommend any good shoes that are reasonably priced? Also, i dont know anybody who does fell running so any pointers would be grand. Thanks for the info peeps
15/12/2013 at 20:32

Walsh do fell running shoes.

15/12/2013 at 21:06

Walsh are the traditionalists choice and have stood the test of time without doubt. Inov 8 do a huge range of great shoes for fell running and are probably the most used brand today. Their Mudclaw range are the best all-round fell-specific choice. Lots of other manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon too - La Sportiva, Salomon etc ll have fell-shoes in their range.  If you are just starting and want something with extreme grip for a great price then you could do a lot worse than a pair of More Mile Cheviot 2s for under £30.

Take a look at the FRA website forum as a good starting point. There is loads of useful info (and opinions!) to read through and get more of a taste...

http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/

 


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