From Northum­ber­land to Nepal, here’s a col­lec­tion of the tough­est trail races on the planet

Trail Running (UK) - - Off- Road Racing - Words LizzieLizzie Lizzie RosewellRosewell Rosewell

One of the joys of trail run­ning is dis­cov­er­ing new places and dif­fer­ent land­scapes, so chal­leng­ing your­self to race in some of the world’s most ex­treme en­vi­ron­ments can pro­vide the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for a once-in-a-life­time ex­pe­ri­ence. From the lows of Cal­i­for­nia’s Death Val­ley to the heights of Ever­est Base Camp, seek­ing out a new en­vi­ron­ment adds an ex­tra chal­lenge to your run­ning ex­pe­ri­ence, re­quir­ing you to deal with el­e­ments beyond just cov­er­ing the dis­tance it­self. Ex­tremes of cli­mate, gra­di­ent or ter­rain all pro­vide dif­fer­ent con­di­tions to ex­plore the lim­its of your own phys­i­cal and men­tal abil­i­ties.

Th­ese seven races – based all around the world – will take you far beyond your com­fort zone and cre­ate mem­o­ries that live with you for­ever.

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