Gesundheit & Fitness
Trail Running

Trail Running December 2019 - January 2020

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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cool running

I STILL remember the advice a friend’s dad gave us on one particulary cold day, many winters ago. Worried for our safety and health he offered some words as we departed for a five-mile run in the pouring rain: “Don’t forget your oilskins,” he told us, throwing a heavy jacket in the general direction of his boy. Ah, how winter has changed. We actually still run (never in oilskins, I hasten to add); the cold weather clearly has never done us any harm, but I have to admit it’s so much easier these days thanks to our ever-increasing knowledge of what those cold, dark, wet and windy nights are actually doing to us, not to mention the amazing kit on offer. For more on that, turn to page 36 for…

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meet the team

BOB ATKINS Ultra star Beth Pascall met camera-wielding Bob on a hill. See the results on page 30 NICK HALLISSEY Just how does all that cold weather affect you? Nick’s done the research. p36 ALECSA STEWART This ultra-runner got high in Kilian Jornet’s backyard. Read her experiences on p54 CLAIRE MAXTED Always up for a challenge, we sent fearless Claire to a graveyard. p46 SARA HERBERT-MATTICK Organised enough to get Christmas gifts sorted in July. p76 SHERMAN Our favourite donkey talks about his favourite races... sort of. p22 /trailrunningmag @trailrunningmag tr@bauermedia.co.uk…

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running inspiration

RISE AND SHINE Courmayeur’s CCC race is basically the UTMB for mortals. But, squeezing more than 6000 metres of vertical gain into its 101km route, it’s still not for the faint-hearted (or faint-legged, or faint-lunged). And, as we’re trying to remember what sunshine looks like at this time of the year, we thought this image of America’s Brittany Peterson in the 2019 edition of the event was just what the doctor ordered. See page 107 for some great races to keep you going until next spring. PICTURE PERFECT We’ve had some fabulous entries for our photographic competition where the winners will have their picture featured at the NEC’s National Running Show on January 25-26, 2020. But we’re definitely in the market for a few more! So send us your best running photo and…

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run for your mind

Counters addiction A review in Frontiers in Psychiatry this summer highlighted evidence that exercise can be an effective auxiliary treatment for addiction. It mentioned animal research had shown the potential for exercise to inhibit such compulsions, proposing a model for research so practical guidance might be given for prescribing exercise to substance abusers. Makes you happy Exercise makes you happier than money. That’s one interpretation of a physical behaviour and mood survey of more than 1.2 million Americans carried out by researchers at Yale and Oxford. Published in The Lancet, the findings reported that the regular exercisers were as happy as those who earned $25,000 more but were physically inactive. Relieves stress Outdoor exercise reduced stress by 13% – compared to 8% for indoor exercise – in a recent study by researchers at the University…

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sleep for success

If you’re after an excuse for an hour or so’s lie-in every morning, read on; it could get you a new PB! Although we have previously reported that too much sleep can be as bad for you as too little sleep, when it comes to minimising some health risks, scientists recently found that more is better when it comes to performance. Scientists at Deakin University in Australia put nine endurance cyclists or triathletes through one of three different sleep regimes for three nights – 30% restricted, normal and 30% extended. Time trial performance deteriorated 1 minute 36 seconds (2.7%) among those on sleep-reduction. Those who were on extra sleep were 1 minute 54 seconds (3.3%) faster than when on normal sleep, reported Medicine & Science in Sport and Exercise. Endurance…

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why we bend our arms

In apparently the first study of its type, experts at Harvard University had eight volunteers walk on a treadmill and found they used 11% more energy when walking with bent arms than straight arms. As reported in the Journal of Experimental Biology, they then repeated it, but with the subjects running. They expected to find bent-arm running more efficient than straight-arm, but in fact both styles were roughly equal in energy cost. The reason could be that bending at the elbow helps us to maintain balance when running at speed.…