TALL STORIES ON THE RUN
SOMETIMES things have a way of falling into place. For this issue I was lucky enough to run with Formula 1 ace Mark Webber to chat to him about his new clothing range, Aussie Grit (Gear Change, p58). This guy certainly has a few stories to tell, which got me thinking. Our trails often have fascinating tales associated with them, which is why we sent Paul Halford to cruise along the banks of London’s Regent’s Canal for the feature on p48. Transport history, the industrial revolution, modern day architecture – it had it all and more. We also explore the Heart of Wales train line – another run with plenty to get you talking about – and finally, we headed out along a smuggler’s route made into the wonderful novel by Daphne du Maurier, Jamaica Inn. Trails with tales indeed. And that’s not even counting our DIY adventure on Scotland’s Cowal Way on p38; that’s a run to get the tongues wagging. Speaking of wagging, turn to p54 to learn all about the emerging sport of Canicross, where competitors run routes with their dogs. It was just too good to be true – trails with a different kind of tail.
To complete the picture, we’ve also got some great runs through National Trust properties to enjoy. Real history and amazing views amid carefully conserved countryside. Try a few this summer, they’re brilliant.
But wherever you run, have fun on the trails!