A runner training in the mountains on Running Technique and Training for Hills

Running Technique and Training for Hills

Specificity To state the obvious, Trail Running generally includes hills. They can vary greatly in length and technical difficulty. Some hill climbs you may be able to run up, some may be so steep you need to walk. Descents are the same, whether it be a wide smooth surfaced dirt road or a rocky twisting single track. So, to establish a running technique […]

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A cartoon of two runners going quickly on Speed Training for Trail Running

Speed Training

As a running coach I can tell you that speed is essential in all types of running, from road to trail and even in long distance races. As such speed training is an essential part of any runners training programme. However, speed training, be it interval training or speed sessions, delivers more than just an increase in pace. It is also good for […]

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A photo of road shoes and trail shoes on Road Shoes vs Trail Shoes

Road Shoes vs Trail Shoes

Continuing his series of posts running coach and Ultratrail athlete Jonathan Worswick looks at the choices we make,  in road shoes vs trail shoes. As a coach, I often get asked about racing on firm ground, and the choice of shoes, road shoes vs trail shoes. Normally it goes something like this…. “…the run is on firm track, not technical at all. I […]

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Our group in 2016 on Mountain and Trail Running Holidays in Europe

Mountain and Trail Running Holidays in Europe

There can be few better places than the Spanish Pyrenees for Mountain and Trail Running Holidays in Europe. We organised our first Trail Running Holiday in the central Spanish Pyrenees in September 2016, and we have now published our 2017 dates. Runners stayed at our guesthouse, Casa Allué in the tiny farming hamlet of Albella, very close to the National Park of Ordesa. […]

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Diffence Between Trail and Road Running

Difference Between Trail and Road Running

In this first of a series of posts leading up to our Trail Running Holiday, our guide on the holiday, running coach and Ultratrail athlete Jonathan Worswick talks about the difference between trail and road running. During my career I have trained and raced on both road and trail, over short and long distances. I actually began off-road running in the early 1980s […]

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Trail Running Technique

In his second post, running coach and Ultratrail athlete Jonathan Worswick talks about trail running technique. This is part of a series of posts leading up to our Trail Running Holiday. Trail Running Technique is the one area most of us neglect to practice. We may put in the miles, add hill runs and speed work, but actually, just taking time out to […]

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