THE BEST SPORT EVER
WHAT I love about trail running the most is the fact it really is a welcoming and friendly sport. Recently I was on holiday in Skiathos – very glamorous, I know – and saw a banner advertising a 10k race through the foothills around town. Could I run, I asked. Of course, came the enthusiastic answer, and before I knew it I was signed up and standing on the start line with an assorted bunch of moderately tanned fellow holiday makers, alongside bronzed, super-fit-looking locals. And while the race was great, as ever it was the post-race drinks, chats and cuts-and-bruises comparisons that really made the day complete. We Brits compared blood stains and recounted tales of miles lost in the thorn-sharp scrub. It was a brilliant way to spend the morning; so much more rewarding than just sitting sipping a coffee or beer as so many bemused Brits abroad were doing (we did that after the run, obviously). To me that sums up what trail runners are all about. We know how much fun it is, how inspirational a morning out can be and why it’s downright live to here at Trail Running. Our goal is to motivate, inspire and leave you dreaming of that next great run, whether it’s on holiday or before you go to work. With that in mind, see you out on the trails soon!