Running for the Hills2024-03-18T13:43:53+00:00

Trail running has increased in popularity so much in the past few years both as an individual and team pursuit. No surprise given how much this popular sport has to offer. In addition to getting fit, for a relatively low cost, it also offers the freedom of open spaces, green fields and woodlands that stretch on for miles, superb sunsets and sunrises and spectacular views that you can only get from an exhilarating climb. Trail running gives you freedom and purpose and a massive sense of achievement as you reach a summit to be rewarded with stunning views. 

At, our aim is to help trail runners, new and experienced, explore their love of the trails. Whether you are a hobbyist who likes to go out occasionally for a plod, or are a more hardy ultra runner, we have advice and news for all. As trail runners ourselves, we are always looking for the best shoes, the most comfortable shorts that don’t chafe, and trail running hydration packs for those longer runs as well as exploring new routes, finding new views, and sharing our experiences with friends.

We don’t claim to know everything or insist that there is a right or wrong approach to trail running however, the faces behind the concept are qualified UKA coaches so we do know a thing or two about running. We put our own experiences into our articles as well as a lot of research. We review trail running gear regularly, carry out extensive research, and keep up to date with the latest news and events. 

For us running is a passion. It’s what gets us out of bed on those cold, dark winter mornings as we literally run for the hills. We love to share our passion for running with others but we keep it simple. We just enjoy the great outdoors. Having run some big miles ourselves and scaled a number of climbs, we are always testing new gear, finding new routes and looking for new challenges.

We hope that you find the information on these pages useful and that you get the same kind of joy that we at Running for the Hills get from trail running. 

If you would like to contribute to this website with an engaging article, review, or your own blog, please get in touch with us. we would love to hear from you. We are always on the lookout for great content and the experiences of other runners. Simply fill out the contact form below and we will get in touch or drop us an email at




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