ANY TIPS FOR PREPARINGFOR AN OFF-ROAD RUN?

Trail Running (UK) - - Training - Rachel Dav­i­son, New­cas­tle

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

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