MATURE NATURE TO HOST A NEW TRAIL RUN CHALLENGE

Who doesn’t loves a new race especially when its a virtual challenge that also aims to protect wild places? With over 5 million hectares of land devastated in Australia by bushfires (so far) this summer it’s even more important now to protect our remaining forests and wild places. This led to the launch of the ‘Run for Wild Places’ challenge. It’s a new challenge event for runners created by one of the guys who created the Takayna Ultra (that takes place…

How to hike or run sustainably

Five solid tips to help you stay green on your next adventure Guest Post by Sara Freeland, Freeland Hiking Co. Love getting amongst the great outdoors but cringe at the thought of harming the environment in the process? If you were as horrified as me last year when the uproar sparked about the environmental damage caused by the quest for the perfect Instagram shot, then it might be time to consider your own impact a little more deeply. Yes, you…

Unleashing The Knog Bilby…

Runners, joggers, campers, and adventurers know just how important a high-quality light source is. In an ideal world, that light source would be easy to charge and hands-free. Welcome to Knog Bilby – who have gifted the world with a high-powered head torch which is easy to charge via USB port, lightweight, form-fitting, and waterproof. It doesn’t matter what your adventure is – you can choose it and rest easy knowing it will be lit. It’s always hard to find…

4,200 Runners Embark On The North Face 100® Thailand 2020

An international field of runners took part in Thailand’s “Ultra Trail Challenge” on the weekend, The North Face 100® Thailand 2020, which was held in Nakhon Ratchasima province. Competing across four distances – 15km, 25km, 50km and 100km – a record 4,200 runners from more than 20 countries enjoyed the hills, stunning views and tough trails in the surrounds of Khao Yai. Now in its nine edition, The North Face 100® Thailand is a qualifying event for the Ultra-Trail du…

MEN’S WORLD 100 MILE RECORD HOLDER HEADLINES AT TARAWERA

Both the men’s 100-Miler and 102km races will be stacked with elite international athletes sprinkled with local stars hoping to mix it with the best in the world at this weekend’s Tarawera Ultra Marathon event in Rotorua. Race Director Tim Day says the increasing depth in fields for both the men’s 102km and 100-Miler is a sign of the growing maturity of the race and its international reputation. “We have had so many rock-stars in the world of trail running…

Relief Run Raises Money For Bushfires

Strava announced the launch of its relief run to raise money across the world for the Australian bushfire disaster. In light of devastating fires in Australia, Australian runners have teamed up to create a virtual half marathon and 5K through a Strava Challenge to raise money for relief efforts. The aim is to spread the word within Strava’s global community and use the power of footsteps to support those in need. Anyone who is keen to participate and contribute to the cause, can join…

Trail Coach: calf strength goals

It is difficult to argue that there is a more important muscle group in running than the calves, triceps surae, or as I prefer to call them, calvies (a muscle group by any other name….). Let’s get some context around just how important this incredible muscle group is. Comprised of the gastrocnemius (the bulk of the upper calf), the soleus – the powerhouse of the calvies complex, lying deep to the gastrocs and lower down, and the Achilles tendon, the…

The State Of UltraRunning

The results of a study have been released today, exploring the trends in ultra running over the last 23 years. RunRepeat has analyzed 5,010,730 results from 15,451 ultra running events… Key results ● Female ultra runners are faster than male ultra runners at distances over 195 miles. The average female pace is 17:19 min/mile, which is 0.6% faster than the average male pace of 17:25 min/mile. ● Participation has increased by 1676% in the last 23 years from 34,401 to…

Editorial: change (and face the strange)

Bowie knew it. I tell it to my daughters all the time: change is the only constant in life. The presence of change never changes. Learn to embrace change or wither. Especially on trails. But more so in life. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes / Turn and face the strange / Ch-ch-changes / Don’t want to be a richer man / Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes As the world turns and burns, the wistful almost pleading tone of Bowie’s voice seems like something I want to take onto…

WIN AN OSPREY DUFFEL!

Hey Trailites, Your favourite dirty read, Trail Run Mag, along with its adventure brethren, Wild and Vertical Life Magazines, have joined the fold at adventure film fest specialist, Adventure Entertainment (AE), an outfit that live and breath the outdoors as much as we do. AE’s chief wild man, Toby Ryston-Pratt, is a long-time reader of the magazine and pumped to be on board to help Trail Run Mag grow. We would love to know your thoughts on the mag, and how we can make it even…

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