Trail speak: A language of its own

TrailRunMag 02.03.2020

If you’re new to trail running, not only do you have to get used to a whole new world of terrain and running gear, you have to learn the lingo, too!

And even if you’re not a new trail runner, no doubt there’s some jargon you haven’t heard of or don’t understand.

Thankfully, Posilicious has a thorough ultra running A-Z reference guide. I had not even heard of some terms listed, eg. neontino and recovery (kidding!).

So, before you hit the trails on your next group run, read this list and impress your running buddies with your knowledge of the inshoenty principle, peelumination and rungasms.

What terms or words would you add to the list?

Read the list here at