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Trail Running August - September 2018

Trail Running was the UK's first magazine devoted to the exciting, adventurous world of off-road running. Escape boring treadmills, knee-jolting tarmac and traffic fumes and join us in the fresh air as we help you discover Britain’s most awesome trails. In each issue you’ll find... - Mapped off-road routes - Inspirational places to run throughout the UK - More gear tests than any other running magazine - Expert training advice and fitness plans We also feature and interview record-breaking mountain runners, along with the best trail, obstacle and adventure races.

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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
H BAUER PUBLISHING LIMITED
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tall stories on the run

SOMETIMES things have a way of falling into place. For this issue I was lucky enough to run with Formula 1 ace Mark Webber to chat to him about his new clothing range, Aussie Grit (Gear Change, p58). This guy certainly has a few stories to tell, which got me thinking. Our trails often have fascinating tales associated with them, which is why we sent Paul Halford to cruise along the banks of London’s Regent’s Canal for the feature on p48. Transport history, the industrial revolution, modern day architecture – it had it all and more. We also explore the Heart of Wales train line – another run with plenty to get you talking about – and finally, we headed out along a smuggler’s route made into the wonderful novel…

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this issue’s contributors

CERI REES A light bulb moment led Ceri to create a fell running camp just for women, p26. SEAN McFARLANE Follow Sean as he makes his way across the challenging Cowal Way, p38. MICHAEL ELLIS Michael tells all about the sport for dog-lovers. It’s furry, fast fun, p54. CLAIRE MAXTED Plenty of us fancy tackling the OMM, so here’s some useful tips to help, p64. DAMIAN HALL The UTMB requires a special type of crazy. Damian’s finished 12th. Here’s how, p74. JEN & SIM BENSON Explore amazing routes through National Trust properties, p93. /trailrunningmag @trailrunningmag /trailrunningmag tr@bauermedia.co.uk…

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running inspiration

LIVING ON A PRAYER Mountain runner Finlay Wild sent us this amazing picture shot high up in the Himalayas, descending through the prayer flags that make the area so inspirational and memorable. Finlay definitely has the background to get such an amazing shot – he’s won the Ben Nevis race an amazing eight times, clocked numerous ultra trail course records, won the British Fell Running champs and has been third in the Skyrunner World Series. If you have a great pic send it to tr@bauermedia.co.uk STREETS AHEAD Inspired by a discussion with the IAAF on what exactly makes a trail – an argument that will never have a conclusion – we took to the streets of London to discover an amazing route that not only has an endlessly changing landscape but is packed…

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minor gains can make the difference

LITTLE AND OFTEN COUNTS If you’re training for an event, long runs are important. However, if you want to stay healthy small bouts of activity are just as good for you. When it comes to reducing mortality risks, a 2018-published investigation by the Journal of the American Heart Association suggested it’s the total length of time that matters. In its tests 15, two-minute walks were as good as one 30min one. EAT WELL, AVOID INJURY Good diet is vital to help us train well, but it has now been proven it also affects our recovery. Early results from an ongoing study into 180 distance runners by Stanford University and UCLA reports better diet increases bone density by up to 5% over a one-year period. Stress injuries also decreased, while Vitamin D was shown…

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under the microscope: genetic testing

What? Genetic testing maps your DNA to reveal enormous detail about your physical make-up. How? DNA is taken via a swab of your saliva, which can be prepared at home and then sent to testing labs in the post. Why? Scientists are beginning to understand plenty about how our DNA affects many aspects of our lives, such as how we metabolise nutrients, react to different types of exercise, how quickly we recover and how injury-prone we are. Companies such as DNAFit claim to be able to offer you a tailored nutrition or training programme – because there is no such thing as the perfect ‘one size fits all’ structure. DNAFit has already started working with top football clubs, and former world 800m bronze medallist Brit Jennifer Meadows is one runner who has…

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sugar tax misses sweet spot

Since it was launched in April there’s been loads in the news about the Government’s ‘sugar tax’, which saw around 8p added to the price of a can of coke. However, a study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine suggests a better approach may be to tax sugary snacks. Examining consumer data from 2012-13, they found a 10% price increase in chocolate, confectionery, cakes and biscuits reduced purchases by 7%. This was similar for sugary drinks, where sales dropped 6-8%. However, it found a by-product of taxing the snacks was that consumers bought 0.6%-0.8% less of the offending drinks, offering a double-whammy result.…

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