A BRIGHT SPARK

Trail Running (UK) - - Start Line -

FI­NALLY af­ter months of seem­ingly end­less miles in the dark, the long, bright days are upon us. Ther­mals have been re­placed with light­weight T-shirts and all-singing, all-danc­ing heavy­weight rain jack­ets have been washed, wa­ter­proofed and put away for a few months. And bet­ter still, you can fi­nally see where you’re go­ing. Fel­low trail run­ners, this is what en­dur­ing the win­ter was all about – it’s time to make the most of those fan­tas­tic sun­lit evenings. And as it turns out, light – in all its guises, be that the sun or the weight of your shoes – has a huge im­pact on the way we run, as ex­plains Pro­fes­sor John Brewer in his fea­ture on page 32.

In fact, John’s take on the whole sub­ject was so en­light­en­ing (ahem!) we de­cided to go with that theme for much of the mag­a­zine, hence the light train­ing fea­ture, the super-light run­ning shoes and, ob­vi­ously, the sun­glasses test.

On a dif­fer­ent note, our #Run1000Mil­ers en­joyed an in­for­mal get-to­gether in the Lake Dis­trict in mid-April, and it was fabulous to dis­cover how well it’s all go­ing. It’s been a hugely suc­cess­ful year so far and it looks like we’ll def­i­nitely have thou­sands achieve that amaz­ing goal of run­ning 1000 miles in 2018. If you haven’t started, it’s not too late, so make sure you sign up ASAP and en­joy what the sum­mer is about to de­liver: sun­light in all its glory!

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