Possibly the most important purchase for trail runners is the running shoe but there are lots of other items of trail running kit that will help you get more out of your time on the trails. You don’t have to spend a fortune buying all the latest gadgets or the most expensive shoes. We aim to provide a rounded view of the gear available, from entry level trail shoes to the most suitable running watch for the more avid endurance or ultra marathon runner.
Are you looking to stay up to date with the latest developments in trail and ultra marathon running? We aim to bring you product reviews, inspiration and advice based on our own personal experiences. We will also endeavour to share all the big news from the world of trail running. Check out our gallery for some of our photos and contribute your own photos and ideas by dropping us a message on our contact page and feel free to ask us any questions.
As qualified UKA coaches, we have access to an extensive range of training plans and sessions that we use regularly with athletes of all abilities. We share some of our favourite training tips, sessions and coaching advice to help you get more out of your trail running and to hopefully make you a stronger runner. If you have a question for one of our coaches about your off road training or any of our sessions, get in touch and we will do our best to help.
It’s no surprise that trail running has increased in popularity so much in the the past few years both as an individual and team pursuit. It has so much to offer. In addition to getting fit for a relatively low cost, it also offers the freedom of open spaces, the green fields that stretch on for miles, superb sunsets and sunrises and spectacular views that you can only get from an exhilarating climb…
At Runningforthehills.com, we want to help runners explore their love of the trails whether a beginner or a more experienced endurance runner that likes to test the limits and run for miles. As trail runners ourselves, we are always looking for the best shoes, the most comfortable shorts that don’t chafe, the hydration packs for the 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.
For us, trail running is a passion. It’s what gets us out of bed on those cold, dark winter mornings and what keeps the blood pumping. 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.