Trail runs are off-road runs of all distances, from short family-friendly fun runs to the ultimate ultramarathons. With so many ways to race on trails, this is one of the fastest growing sports for all ages and abilities. Break up the monotony of road running by taking to the countryside away from traffic.
In trail running you'll typically avoid the altitude associated with fell-running, but there's still the element of potentially uneven terrain and more twists and turns than you'd find on the road.
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From escape and sheer enjoyment to a reduced risk of injury, there are many compelling arguments to get off the beaten track - here are 15 of the best from some of the UK's finest off-road runners.
by Chloë Lanthier
Trail running in the mountains takes it to a whole new level and opens up spectacular landscapes – here’s all you need to know to start making rapid progress, thanks to the extensive knowledge of Chloë Lanthier.
by Barry Kemp
There are many good reasons, both physical and mental, to go trail running - and Barry Kemp highlights five of the most significant.
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