OUR FOUR WIN­NERS...

Trail Running (UK) - - Training -

SO­PHIE RUFFLES

If TR ran a Mum of the Year award, So­phie would take the prize. She reg­u­larly runs with her son in a buggy, and com­petes in trail races and triathlons on the side – oh, and she’s a lawyer. Based in Bris­tol, she has ac­cess to a plethora of hills and craggy ground, along with beau­ti­ful beaches to run along. Hav­ing run sev­eral marathons al­ready, So­phie is in a prime po­si­tion to hunt down a PB over this sum­mer, so long as the buggy stays at home! so­phieruf­fles.word­press.com

NEIL STAVELEY

When we heard about Neil’s de­ci­sion to run ul­tra­ma­rathons on a ve­gan diet, we had to know more. So far, it seems to be work­ing – he’s tack­led 10ks, half marathons and full marathons with a gusto. Liv­ing in Nor­folk, Neil’s big­gest chal­lenge will be train­ing for a hilly race with­out an in­cline for miles around, but we’re con­fi­dent he’ll sur­pass that ob­sta­cle with Ben’s ex­pert help. Watch out for our next is­sue for tips on train­ing for hills on flat ground. pow­ered bytheveg­blog.word­press.com

HAILEY FLETCHER

Hailey im­pressed us with her sheer en­thu­si­asm for run­ning in beau­ti­ful places. Liv­ing in the Lake District, she has ac­cess to some of the most stun­ning hills in the UK and takes full ad­van­tage in her train­ing. After hav­ing com­pleted some in­cred­i­ble events – the Hard­moors Ul­tra and Lake­land 50, to name just two – she takes hills in her stride and, while she should have no dif­fi­culty tack­ling what­ever ter­rain we put in front of her, the prospect of a PB un­der Ben’s tute­lage will keep Hailey run­ning hard. hailul­tra­trail.word­press.com

DAN HAWORTH

Could you com­mit to a year of run­ning and cy­cling through the fells of Bri­tain, while doc­u­ment­ing the en­tire jour­ney? That’s the un­der­tak­ing Dan is cur­rently work­ing his way through, and his ded­i­ca­tion to ex­plor­ing new trails re­ally caught our eye. From Brighton to Lang­dale, he’s lift­ing the lid on the UK’s lesser-known nat­u­ral beau­ties. With Ben’s ex­per­tise to help fine-tune his train­ing, Dan is per­fectly po­si­tioned to make this his best sum­mer of run­ning yet. sab­baty­cle. word­press.com

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