What is technical trail running?

Technical trail running is characterised by the terrain being quite difficult to traverse.  This may include obstacles such as rocks, loose surfaces, roots, mud, water, steep climbs and steep descents.  Some technical sections may also require the use of the upper body in order to negotiate.  Technical trail running is usually significantly slower than running on …

A quick, simple strength training program for trail runners

Strength training is a critically important part of a trail runner's program, but one that's overlooked far too often.  Runners want to spend their spare time running.  They don't want to waste it beefing up in the gym.  Trail runners, especially, want to spend their time outdoors, enjoying nature.  Would you rather be stuck in …

Tips for downhill running

One of the most exhilarating parts of trail running is the rush of the downhill sections, especially the technical single-track.  Being able to tackle them with confidence is a trick that takes a bit of practice and a little testing of your boundaries.  Use these simple tips and you'll be smashing the downhills in no-time.