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Running or Walking Efficiency when Climbing

Dom Wills powers up the steep climbs at HMC. Image by Dylan HaskinMany a trail runner - beginner or pro - has posed the question - when is it more efficient to run when tackling steep climbs?

Surviving the Transition to Trail

Making the transition from road to trail can be daunting and a little scary. One of the biggest contributing factors to the fear of heading off-road is the element of the wild, isolated outdoors. Roadrunners are expected to go from safety in numbers, endless water-on-demand and running through suburbia, to traversing goat trails with a GPS, a backpack and themselves for company. And with the transition to trail comes the fear of something going wrong and the inability to fix it, solve it or get help.

Gear Down: The Essentials According to the Pros

Ever heard of that saying, ‘all the gear and no idea”? It’s usually aimed at trail runners who arrive at the start line with every single piece of gear known to mankind. You know the ones; compression socks, arm warmers, multi-layered tops, elite tights, a cap with a Buff securing it in place, the trendiest hydration pack, GPS watches, slow-release magnesium patches. You name it, they’re sporting it. Generally speaking, they’re overtaken by the majority of the field in the first few kays (who are wearing far less gear I might add). 

The do’s and don’ts when buying your first pair of trail shoes

Buying trail shoes is a multi-layered process that involves discussions, assessment and physically trying and testing a lot of pairs of shoes, amongst other things. That said, it’s easy to feel intimidated when you step foot into a store, so here’s a fool-proof guide of do’s and don’ts to consider when buying your first pair of shoes…

How to improve your downhill and technical running

What do you want to know #AboutTrail?

In partnership with Spur Steak Ranches, we’re launching a series of short clips where we will try and answer any trail running questions you have… and if we don’t know the answer we’ll get in the experts!

We’ve identified this list of initial topics that we’d like to cover and want to know your questions on these topics.