3 TRAIL OR OFF-ROAD RUNNING
“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.
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.”