Trail running has so many benefits. They'll be different for everyone, but these are the reasons I think trail running beats all other sports hands down.
I'm a pretty introverted guy, so I love nothing more than spending time with my thoughts. Trail running gives me an opportunity to do that and challenge myself at the same time.
Time with nature
Being able to throw off the shackles of urban life from time to time is one of the main selling points of trail running for me. I'm lucky to live about 5 minutes from a beautiful little section of hilly bushland with plenty of trails.
Exploring new places
One of the greatest joys of trail running is exploring new places in intimate detail.
It's not flat
This is probably the main reason why some people hate trail running, but hills are just misunderstood and want to be loved. They can be an opportunity to take a bit of a breather. They can also be an opportunity to really test yourself. And that's just going up. Once you've put in the effort to get to the top, you can enjoy the freedom of flying down.
Why do you love trail running? Let me know in the comments.