trail running

Itchy Feet

Nah, not THAT kind of itchy feet. The kind that inspires wanderlust and updating of the bucket list. The sort of itchy that sends us down a rabbit hole on YouTube, seeking out the ultimate in international events. The classics, the infamous, the ones we track year on year, imagining ourselves out there on the course in a foreign land. Would the terrain be the same, the crowds, the aid stations, are the rules any different? Would my gear suffice? How good would that medal look in my collection...?

What is a waterproof jacket?

Time to get planning for safe winter running. If you have participated in a professionally organised trail running event with a compulsory kit list, then you will have been faced with the “waterproof jacket” requirement and the resulting debate on which one deserves your hard-earned cash. They aren’t cheap, but for good reason.

Take a Hike

We’re letting you in on a little secret… If you are striving to be a better endurance trail runner, hiking might just be the elusive silver bullet.

In a recent article  by Outsideonline.com, hiking was described as the most underrated endurance workout around.

Choosing a Training Partner

Running solo certainly has its perks. Your pace, your route, zero distractions and no one to moan if you get a little lost. But for the long haul, adventures are generally best shared. The transition from free solo to committed trail duo is not something that should be undertaken without careful consideration, and a checklist of key training partner characteristics to bear in mind.

The Environmental Impact of Trail Running

2 in a 3 part Series (to read part one click here)

As a trail loving community, we should all be actively looking for ways to reinvest in the outdoor spaces that bring us such joy.

Running in Remarkable Rwanda

Our rhythm is good, we are all enjoying the pace, leaping over volcanic rocks in the path, clambering up and down steep, mica-speckled slopes and teetering over wooden bridges that crisscross the canals in the lush tapestry of tea plantations.

Wild Encounters

On the 6th of February this year, a trail running story just about broke the internet. A runner in Colorado fought and killed an 80-pound mountain lion that attacked him on a nature trail in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, wildlife officials said.

Tread Gently

The Environmental Impact of Trail Running

1st in a 3 part Series

Words by Kim Stephens

Why the Wild Coast?

Ever wondered what running in paradise would feel like? 2019 is your wild year, and the Wildrun® Africa portfolio is your answer. Kei Mouth to Hole-in-the-Wall, The Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa is paradise unparalleled.

Running Mistakes

Ah, we live and learn and on our journey to the ultimate race high or the lifestyle PB, we are bound to make some valuable mistakes along the way. Some errors, however, are best avoided. Learn from those who have gone there before you.

Niggles