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Trying Trail Running 

“Jack you should definitely try trail running” I’ve heard it said numerous times. If I’m honest I don’t really see the appeal, wearing twice as much kit, slipping and sliding everywhere to run some slow miles. Nobody ever got a kick from something they did badly! I can see the appeal, low impact miles, gentle for the knees and a more relaxed version of training.

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Looking out the window, it seemed a nice day. So I slipped on my running shoes, opened my mind and set out onto the bath skyline.
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And my oh my was I surprised.

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Running through open fields, woods and up and down muddy trails made me feel 12 again. Granted I was slow and granted my kit is going to take 3 washes to get out the 5kg of mud I picked up, but I had all kinds of fun!

And let’s not forget, miles are miles, and miles make champions.

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Running through the wilderness experiencing untouched nature first hand as intended absolutely took my breath away. A crisp but clear 2 degrees in Bath saw the countryside open up in ways I’ve never seen! And before I knew it I was 10k down and still rearing to go.

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The university campus is surrounded by a vast array of fields, trails and tracks perfect to lose yourself for a quick 20 minutes to an easy 2 hours! As soon as the washing machine has my kit sparkly and new ill be back for more!

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