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Trail Running

Trail Running August - September 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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a journey of discovery

WHEN former editor Matt Swaine got in touch about an athlete who lives in his area still running amazing times in his 60s it got me thinking. Not least because I’d run against the runner in question, Nigel Gates, back in the 1980s. To hear he’s still clocking incredible performances is nothing but inspirational, especially as he says his fabulous times are all the result of his love for trail running! Which is why we’ve taken a long look at the all-empowering nature of our sport (p36). Whether you’re a youngster exploring off-road for the first time, or someone who has returned to running after a break, it’s without doubt a hobby that ticks all the right boxes. If you want to live longer and generally feel better about life,…

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this issue’s contributors

LILY PARTRIDGE What does she owe her amazing London Marathon success to? Trail running, p20. MICHAEL JONES The man behind an amazing Snowdonia event takes us up his fave hill, p30. MATT SWAINE The mag’s former leader chats to a 66-year-old who still beats most folk, p38. ANDY BOND Have buggy will run. How to fit off-road adventures into your family life, p40. ROBBIE BRITTON Dangerous dogs, not to mention hundreds of kilometres, in the heat of Jordan, p58. ELSPETH TURNER Summer shoes rated by our super quick tester on the South Downs, p90. /trailrunningmag @trailrunningmag /trailrunningmag tr@bauermedia.co.uk…

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running inspiration

DON’T LOOK BACK Konrad Rawlik traverses Snowdonia’s fearsome Crib Goch – or Red Ridge – on day one of this year’s Dragon’s Back race. Kawlik finished fourth overall in the arduous five-day, 315km event this May, clocking a time of 40:03:57. Worried you won’t have time to train for next year’s Welsh wonder? Don’t panic; it’s held on alternate years, so the next Dragon’s Back happens on May 24-28, 2021. Get the lowdown on what to expect at berghausdragonsbackrace.com LAKELAND LAPS If you’re looking for a target race to really test your mettle next spring, bookmark keswickmountainfestival.co.uk this minute. The most achievable, yet challenging route at this year’s event was the Adidas Terrex 25k (pictured here). If you fancy something a little more sedate, this year there were 5k and 10k options, too.…

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back to your best

In the mind A study by the University of East Anglia on 1000 people undergoing treatment for shoulder pain discovered those who expected it to work were more likely to recover. Published this year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the paper concluded: “Patient expectation and pain self-efficacy are associated with clinical outcome.” Cryotherapy on ice Icing new injuries to reduce inflammation is a commonly used treatment, but a new book called Good To Go has called that method into question. The author Christie Aschwanden, echoing the words of the doctor who coined the term ‘RICE’, Gabe Mirkin, writes: “There’s this idea out there that inflammation is terrible, and you want to reduce it. But the inflammatory process is how your body recovers from exercise, and rebuilds and recuperates.” Massage messages According to a…

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fruit-based face-off

APPLES A medium apple contains just 95 calories and the body also requires a relatively large amount of energy to consume and digest it. Fat-free, they are low-glycemic, meaning they keep you fuller for longer. They are also high in antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fibre. Studies have also found apples can be good for your neurological health and reduce the risk of stroke. BANANAS An excellent source of potassium, fibre and vitamin B6, a medium banana contains 105 calories. They contain tryptophan, which boosts mood and improves memory. They may help prevent asthma, cancer and high blood pressure, plus their high iron content means they help fight anemia. VERDICT Both are great as part of a balanced diet, although your individual dietary requirements may cause you to favour one over the other. Bananas can…

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be more kipchoge

The Nike Vaporfly 4% shoes, so-called due to the claimed improvement in running times they offer, have caught on among non-elite runners, too, keen to emulate Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, who set the world marathon record in them last year. A recent study by the University of Colorado Boulder suggests they may benefit slower runners even more. An article in Frontiers in Physiology explained how improvements in running economy, such as from footwear, supplements, a tailwind or otherwise, would result in a greater improvement in economy for runners moving at slower than 3m/s (around nine-minute miles). 46% The amount of people in employment who walk for less than an hour each day* *According to data from Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer campaign…