I’ve tried a host of new running things this year. One thing that opened a whole new world of running to me was trail running. Taking myself off the beaten tarmac in the summer was great. It’s perhaps not as inviting in the winter. But trails don’t have to be muddy: the guys at Trailburning.com have set up a new sub-site called Urban Trails.
I found trail running for the first time at the Ashmei Ambassadors event I attended in the spring and then meeting the founder of Trailburning.com in the summer got me thinking; I might be a road runner but I don’t need to do all my running on the roads.
Living on the edge of the Cotswolds meant I could try my hand on the trails with ease. I loved it so much I decided to dedicate some of my Cornwall holiday in the autumn to running some more trails – including following the ups and downs of the coastal path from Cape Cornwall to Land’s End.
It was fantastic to run without worrying about pace. Running for adventure was fun. Who knew?!
Well, winter weather doesn’t tend to encourage people to trail run (well, except for all those nutters doing cross country races) but worry not. The guys at Trailburning.com have found a way to keep trail running over winter.
Urban Trails is their new sub site, initially created to capture trails in and around London. And what’s more, you have the opportunity to win prizes purely by submitting your own London #UrbanTrails.
To win all you need to do is:
- Create an account on Trailburning.
- Record a trail with your favourite running app (Strava, MapMyRun) or device (Garmin, Suunto).
- Take a few photos to show off your trail, and publish on Trailburning.
- Any London trail selected to appear on Urban Trails will win!
The small print – one prize pack per person.
So what’s stopping you? Head over to Trailburning.com to see what #UrbanTrails have already been logged (including my Sightseeing Spectacular) and there share a few of your own.