Synopses & Reviews
'a wealth of information so the novice or veteran runner can be prepared to hit the dirt and carry on with the adventure of the trail' - Scott Jurek, champion ultramarathoner and international bestselling author of Eat and Run.
The popularity of running has never been greater and with thousands of everyday people taking in conventional 5k, 10k, half-marathon and marathon road running events, there seems to be a natural desire to seek other arguably more challenging forms of running.
Trail Running helps advise runners how to make the transition from road running to off road running, whether your intention is purely for fun or to take part in specialist off road events.
Information about the importance of specialist running gear required.
Specialist exercises to strengthen stabilising muscles, e.g. glutes, core, to counteract the uneven running surface and prevent injury.
Nutritional requirements, particularly for long distance trail runs and the importance of the correct fluid and food to carry with you.
Common injuries contracted during trail running and how to prevent/treat them,
List of popular trail running events - both national and International.
Examples of training sessions and how certain sessions can help improve the highly specific fitness requirements of off road running.
About the Author
Graeme Hilditch has been a personal trainer for over 12 years. He has written over 30 race-training guides for leading UK charities and is the author of 5K and 10K: From Start to Finish (Bloomsbury).
Table of Contents
Featured trails from around the world:
UK: Great Trail Challenge
Eridge Park 10
The Dragons Back Race, Wales
GrizzlyTough Mudder (also Germany, Australia, USA)
Königsschlösser Romantik Marathon
Netherlands: Egmond Half Marathon
USA/Canada: DipseaImogene Pass Run
Moose Trail Races - Canada
Run for the Toad - Canada
Romancing the Island
Napa Valley 10k/ Half/ Full Marathon
The Western States 100
Big Sur Mud Run
Run To The Clouds - Canada
Pikes Peak Marathon
Mt Glorious Mountain Trails
Routeburn Classic -
The Goat -
Six Foot Track Marathon -
Jumbo-Holdsworth Trail Race - New Zealand
Sydney Trail running Series - Australia
Rotorua Off-Road Half Marathon - New Zealand
Australian Outback Marathon - Australia
Tough Bloke Challenge - Australia
Lark Hill Dusk to Dawn - Australia
South Africa - Hout Bay Trail Challenge
Otter Trail Run
Kenya - Safaricom Marathon
Mexico - Copper Canyon Run
Japan - Fuji Mountain race
Cuba - Trail Marathon
Chile - Atacama Crossing
China - Great Wall Marathon