3 TRAIL OR OFF-ROAD RUN­NING

Men's Fitness - - Trainer -

WHY

“I love run­ning off the beaten track for a lower-im­pact run through beau­ti­ful scenery with un­du­lat­ing sur­faces - it’ll keep you men­tally en­gaged and en­thused for the du­ra­tion,” says Dixon.

HOW

Run­ning off-road can give you a bril­liant work­out and men­tal recharge by help­ing you re­con­nect to na­ture, but it’s es­sen­tial to take pre­cau­tions be­fore set­ting out. “If you are run­ning in an­other coun­try dur­ing a hol­i­day, or tak­ing on a route you’ve not run be­fore, it’s es­sen­tial that you avoid tak­ing un­nec­es­sary risks,” says Dixon. “Make sure you know where you want to go, and stick to pub­lic foot­ways and recog­nised paths. Safety must al­ways come first, so take what you think you’ll need – wa­ter, snacks, a map, your phone, all in a run­ning back­pack – and if you can’t run with some­one else, make sure some­one knows where you are go­ing and for roughly how long.”

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