Trail Running

Trail Running

August - September 2021

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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1 min
the ‘i’ word

You may feel like you get more than your fair share of niggles, but a scientific study suggests the injury curse doesn’t discriminate when it comes to gender, age, weight or running experience. Over the course of a year, Gothenburg University followed a group of 200 recreational runners who were entered for their city’s main half marathon. They only selected those who had been without injuries for at least six months and who ran at least 15km per week. About a third of the runners picked up injuries over the period, although the authors estimated that the dropout rate of participants in the study hinted that almost half could have succumbed. Those with pronation were found to be at greater risk, while torso strength and flexibility were not major influences.…

1 min
another fkt for jk on the pw!

John Kelly has once again claimed the FKT for the Pennine Way, bettering his previous time by more than six hours. In the summer of 2020, John Kelly and Damian Hall were embroiled in a battle for Pennine Way supremacy, with Kelly claiming victory with a time of 2 days, 16hrs, 46mins. He returned this May, less than 10 months after Hall took his FKT, covering the 261-mile route in 2 days, 10hrs, 4mins. Need more proof that FKTs are on the rise? Prior to last year, the previous best for the famous trail had stood for 31 years!…

3 min
60 seconds with... martin johnson

Having recently claimed the record for the 184-mile Thames Path, we caught up with the Patagonia-supported athlete to see what he had to say about the adventure. What was your overall experience like? It’s been a long-standing ambition to run the trail. To test myself physically and mentally over a distance almost twice what I’ve run before, on a trail I’ve become so connected with, supported by amazing people, was incredible. They’re all part of the adventure, but particular lows at the time were wading through waist-deep water around the 160-mile mark, and ankle-deep mud through much of the night section. Being greeted at the stone which marks the source by family and friends was an obvious high, but I was also blown away by the outpouring of support from people I’d never met…

1 min
coast to coast

Not to be outdone by John Kelly (left), Damian Hall took an FKT of his own, running Wainwright’s Coast-to-Coast path and beating a 30-year-old record. As well as logging all of the Lakeland peaks, Alfred Wainwright also charted a coast-to-coast route across Northern England. Traversing the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors, the path totals 185 miles between St. Bees Head on the west to Robin Hood Bay on the east. Hall’s run of 39hrs, 18mins, 40secs shaved just 18 minutes from the previous best of Mike Hartley. Damian also led a group in a beach clean-up before his attempt began, and the FKT attempt was carbon neutral.…

1 min
ultra disaster kills 21 in china

In one of the deadliest tragedies to hit an ultra-race, 21 people perished due to extreme weather at the Yellow River Shilin 100km in May. High winds, hail and a sudden temperature drop combined and struck on a treacherous, isolated portion of the course leading many to suspect that most, if not all, of the fatalities were caused by hypothermia. Zhang Xiaotao was part of the leading group, and is the only survivor from the seven-person pack. His account of the event tells that emergency rescue never showed up, despite numerous SOS calls from GPS devices. As a result, the government in China has prohibited ultras, along with many other outdoor sports deemed ‘extreme’. Whilst there is speculation over how safe and prepared the race was, it serves as a tragic reminder…

3 min
nicole and david millar

Like everyone, I haven’t seen beyond my own county for a very long time”, says Nicole Millar. “So clearly I was in desperate need of a change of scenery when I started planning a husband-and-wife traverse of the West Highland Way.” Nicole, her husband – ex-professional cyclist David Millar – and his whole family are from Scotland but, despite their Caledonian roots, the pair have only made it to Scotland on one or two occasions in the past 15 years. “Back in 2012, I walked the Caledonian Challenge with some family and friends”, says Nicole. “But due to injury we all pulled out only 20km from the finish. I have always wanted to go back to complete it.” Watching a video of Rab Wardell setting a mountain biking FKT on the West Highland…