ANY TIPS FOR PREPARINGFOR AN OFF-ROAD RUN?
Listen up, Rachel – Sally Fawcett’s got it covered, point by point:
Plan your route beforehand, and stick to good, well-managed trails.
Forget about pace or splits, as each mile will vary much more than on road.
Be prepared to walk! Hills often involve a good walk rather than a run.
Learn to relax into steeper descents – speed will come with experience. Invest in a good pair of trail or fell shoes, as they make a huge difference.
Brush up on your map-reading skills, or sign up to a navigation course.
Get used to running with a pack to carry a spare layer, waterproof, food and drink.
Get to grips with map reading