Muddy mar­vel­lous

Four TR read­ers have been putting the lat­est Inov-8 kit through its (muddy) paces

Trail Running (UK) - - Kit Bag -

To help the four read­ers we se­lected for the 2018 Trail Run­ning Am­bas­sador Squad (right), our ex­pert chums at Inov-8 have come up with some great win­ter run­ning ad­vice about what gear to wear and, more im­por­tantly, how to use it.

Our team of testers has coped su­perbly with the gear so far – one even took it camp­ing – but now win­ter and the re­sult­ing mud is here, how do they need to adapt?

Don't let the good times stop

There’s no es­cap­ing the fact that when it comes to off-road run­ning in win­ter, mud is one of the tough­est ter­rains to deal with. Whether it’s on the trails, the moun­tains or the fells, mud – es­pe­cially the thick, gloopy kind – can quickly sap en­ergy from your legs. To stay up­right and con­tinue mov­ing as fast as pos­si­ble, you need run­ning shoes with an ag­gres­sively stud­ded out­sole for the best pos­si­ble grip (check out the new Inov-8 Mud­claw 275), but what other tips do the ex­perts at Inov-8 have for beat­ing the mud?

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