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Trail RunningTrail Running

Trail Running December 2018 - January 2019

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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the power of trails

EVERY NOW AND THEN a runner’s love of all things trail surprises you. TR’s photographer and I were standing outside a suburban front door waiting for cover star Eilish McColgan (above) to answer our knock. Off-road adventure looked difficult to come by and although she had faithfully promised us she was a trail runner, her speed and power on the track had us doubting that. How wrong we were! For a start – and we timed this – it took no longer than six seconds for Eilish to hit the trails from the end of her driveway, explaining as she did so that was why she moved here and why she never runs on the road. Why would she? More than 20 miles of undulating paths lay ahead, ready for Eilish to…

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this issue’s contributors

FIONA RUSSELL FIt at 50? You bet you can be. Fiona – fresh from 27km in the Alps – explains, p17. ADAM CAMPBELL There’s nothing better than running in the mountains. And here’s why, p34. KATE MILSOM Kate explains why a vegan diet could make you a stronger runner, p56. EILISH MCCOLGAN Forget pace and heart rate, power is what you should be thinking about, p66. SARA MATTICK Short of ideas? Here’s an amazing array of Christmas ideas for runners, p75. SARAH ROWELL Who better to test GTX shoes than this amazing mountain runner? p84 /trailrunningmag @trailrunningmag /trailrunningmag tr@bauermedia.co.uk…

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running inspiration

HIGHS AND LOWS Not for nothing is the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc known as the world’s greatest trail festival. Its blue riband race covers 170km of the finest scenery and most testing terrain the European Alps have to offer. The 2018 race, held in September, was completed by more than 1700 hardy souls despite misfortunes befalling many of the favourites; including former winner Kilian Jornet, who dropped out after being stung by a bee before the start. The following pages showcase some defining images from this year’s event.…

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food myths busted!

Curbing carbs Limiting carb intake has become fashionable, but a new paper from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study says diets that are low (under 40%) or very high (over 50-55%) in carbs were associated with the highest risk of mortality. The review looked at studies involving diet records from 432,000 people from over 20 countries. Plate size Using smaller plates is a well-known ploy to try to trick the brain into thinking your portion size is larger. However, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have cast doubt on that theory, by discovering that a group who hadn’t eaten for three hours were better at identifying correct proportions in portions of pizza than those who had just eaten. Varied diet best? Get a varied diet, says traditional advice – but…

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under the microscope: ecp (external counterpulsation)

What? boosting athletic performance by providing enhanced circulatory effects throughout the body. How? A pressure suit strapped to the athlete – when they lay on a bed – uses pneumatic pumps to squeeze the legs and change blood flow through the body. The increased blood flow increases shear stress, which in turn releases nitric oxide, reduces lactic acid build-up and decreases inflammatory markers in the blood. Why? These effects boost the athlete’s recovery in reducing exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) by addressing the acute phase of inflammation that occurs after physical training. By accelerating recovery times, an elite athlete can return to training faster, hence improving performance. In addition, by reducing fatigue, there is a reduced risk of injury in athletes. A number of pro cycling teams and athletes have been employing ECP.…

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rice choice

WHITE RICE The refined form of rice lacks most of the beneficial nutrients that the original brown variety provides, but contains around 20% more per gram in carbohydrates, which are essential for runners. It also contains more folate, which is good for you and makes you feel fuller faster than brown rice, which if you’re sensible could mean you eat less. BROWN RICE Containing good nutrients such as fibre, manganese, magnesium and selenium that are missing from white rice, brown rice is also high in carbs. It has a lower GI than white rice, which means you feel fuller for longer. It also contains no trans-fat or cholesterol, and could also lower the risk of cancer due to its high manganese content. VERDICT Brown rice generally always comes out top, but white rice’s bad rep…

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