Trail Running

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According to the British Athletic Federation Trail running is:

“In the context of athletics, trail races are primarily along footpaths and bridlepaths marked on Ordnance Survey maps as “public rights of way”. They are “highways” to which pedestrians have unrestricted access in English law. Towpaths, forest drives, farm cart tracks and paths in parks etc, from which motorised traffic is excluded, are also trails when the owners’ permission is obtained “

Most people prefer trail running as it offers the opputunitiy to get out into the countryside in a safe environment with fresh air and plenty to see. Road running leaves you vunreble to fumes and the dangers associated with running at the side of a road, this is epecially true in winter.

Trail running invloves running in paths and grass so the impact on your legs is much lessened compared to road Running.

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