GREG HOPKINSON

Trail Running (UK) - - Warm- Up -

A road run­ner in the week, Greg likes noth­ing more than head­ing to the Peak District each week­end for a trail race. This year he’s re­ally got the bit be­tween his teeth and is look­ing for­ward to tak­ing it just a lit­tle more se­ri­ously.

It’s a nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion for Greg, who’s got faster and faster over the past four or five years. That said, it’s the love of trail that re­ally in­spires him. “On a snowy Fe­bru­ary morn­ing, I ran with my dog Ivy for eight miles along The Roaches near Leek in the Peak District,” he re­calls. “There was no­body else around and it was com­pletely clear and still.

“It re­minded me why I love trail run­ning – there’s no bet­ter way to es­cape the hus­tle and bus­tle of the work­ing week than get­ting out on trails in the most beau­ti­ful parts of the coun­try. It’s just you, your best friend and miles of trails to ex­plore.”

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