Why did you embark on the challenge?I’d followed the trail for years and always wanted to go to New Zealand so when the trail was opening that was it, I had to do it, no question. I was so motivated, totally wanted it and was totally excited
and jogging during the next. Repeat the pattern, aiming for six to 12 songs in total.On the Trail"Trails are easier on your legs and they improve balance and coordination," says Nancy Hobbs, co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running (£15.95, Falcon
If you'd like a running achievement you'll never forget - or you'd just like to use your running to explore more of the country you live in - you might just be on the right page.Starting in the Malvern Hills and ending at Nottingham Castle, September's six-day, 175-mile Marathon ...
a day on the trailsAs we crossed the finish line, there was the merest smattering of applause. At first we were crestfallen; then we realised that there was nobody there to applaud. Almost everyone else was behind us. This was a new concept to us
or attempt 30,000 feet of climbing in a single race? Whether you’re looking for a half-marathon through the vineyards of Champagne or a mountain trail race to test every fibre of your being, there’s a perfect race for you in France. Here’s our pick
church steeple to church steeple through fields and woods, across trails and taking in some incredible views, before arriving to face the final hill in theheart of the Peak District. There is of course a twist. At each steeple, the final group
.Conclusion: If you can find a flat, even stretch of it, grass is the best training surface for most runners, especially as you get older.Rating: 9.52. Woodland TrailsFor a run that mixes constantly-changing surroundings with near-ideal running surfaces, head for your
I've ticked most of the 'must-do' boxes in my 20 years of running, from 5Ks to marathons, a multi-day event and even a night run. But I've never raced a mile, attempted cross-country or donned fancy dress. Nor have I run a European city marathon or braved a fell race. "Many of us...
beforehand.Planning Your RouteStick to well-marked trails while you’re finding your feet. If you’re not sure where to start, chat to local fell runners or browse the FRA forums for route suggestions. Once you feel comfortable, consider brushing up your
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