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10 Best Places to Live for Trail Runners

The United States is full of must-see destinations that offer scenic trails and routes for every trail runner. Many locations are meccas for the trail running community with plenty of options of trails nearby. Even some of these amazing places host or are nearby well-known trail running events. There are a lot of benefits to …

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What is the Difference Between Fell and Trail Running?

If you thought the term “running” was good enough to cover all forms of the sport – then guess again. We have sprints, marathons, road running, cross country, trail and fell running, the last two of which are similar undertakings. So, just exactly what is the difference between fell and trail running? Trail running is …

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Are Trail Running Shoes Good for Road Running?

Trail running and road running are so fundamentally different that they could be considered entirely different sports. The smooth, hard road could not be further removed from the softer, more rugged trail. But what if you want to engage in both forms of running? First, let’s ask ourselves… Are trail running shoes good for road …

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Best Treadmills for Trail Runners: 7 Crowd Favorites

As a trail runner, having great workout equipment right in the comfort of your own home is a growing trend that is becoming more and more popular. Staying competitive as an ultra marathoner or trail runner requires logging a lot of miles. There’s no better way to keep your mileage consistent than being able to …

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How Long is the Longest Ultramarathon?

In my previous article listing the most difficult ultramarathons in the world, I branded the participants of said ultramarathons as ‘admirably crazy.’ And on that list was one ultra in particular that I would like to give it’s participants a new name. Admirably crazy doesn’t quite fit the difficulty and the sheer questionability of this …

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Are Yaktrax Good for Running?

Yaktrax are strap-on metal spikes that are designed to pierce through ice and hard snow which provides you more traction when running. Also known as “ice cleats,” these are affixed to a shoe or a boot with small spikes underneath. These are used to avoid sliding on slippery surfaces when walking or running during the …

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The 15 Hardest Ultramarathons in the World

Humans love to be challenged. We thrive on the possibility of our own failure– if failure is not a possibility, then the task isn’t worth working toward in our eyes. That’s why as things become easier, we find ways to make the task harder– making puzzles more and more complex, lowering the World Athletics Championships …

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Trail Running Hydration Packs: What The Pros are Wearing

How do you trust running gear on the market, gear that you have never tried and don’t know anyone personally who’s tried it? Online reviews are one way to gain trust in a product. The other way: look at what the pros are wearing.  Whether or not it’s their intention, professional runners advertise gear simply …

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Is Running Good for Mountaineering?

Mountaineering isn’t necessarily a leisurely stroll – the term encompasses any activity that involves ascending mountains, such as traditional mountain climbing or skiing. Athleticism and strength is required in order to not only possess the ability to complete the task at hand, but also to have a good time. It’s no fun to set out …

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