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Trails & Inspiration

A SportsShoes Guide to Ultra-Distance Trail Running

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ULTRA-DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING?

Well fear not, because SportsShoes is here to help.

In preparation for the world's biggest trail race, we've created a series of relevant articles to help guide you through your ultra running journey. From trail shoes to training tips, inspirational trails to running poles - we have it all!

Check out the list of articles below;

1. The Best Trail Running Shoes for Ultra-Distance Races

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Running an ultra-distance trail race for the first time and unsure which shoes to wear? We take a look at the best models, all specifically designed to tackle technical off-road terrain and ultra-distances.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR TOP TRAIL SHOE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ULTRA-DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING

2. Ultra Running Tips from the Pros - Part 1

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In the first of a four-part series, our Sportsshoes Ambassador Ben Mounsey asks athletes Holly Page and Damian Hall for their best ultra-running tips.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ULTRA-DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING TIPS FROM THE PROS: PART 1

3. A Beginner's Guide to Trail Running Poles

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LEKI's James Moorcroft, explains the benefits of using running poles and how to use them effectively. He also provides guidance on choosing the right model to best suit your needs.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO TRAIL RUNNING POLES

4. Ultra Running Tips from the Pros - Part 2

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In the second instalment of a four-part series, our Sportsshoes Ambassador Ben Mounsey asks athletes Howard Dracup and Georgia Tindley for their best ultra-running tips.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ULTRA-DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING TIPS FROM THE PROS: PART 2

5. How to choose the best Running Backpack

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Explore our top 5 best running backpacks and understand which one best suits your needs.

CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST RUNNING BACKPACK

6. Ultra Running Tips from the Pros - Part 3

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In the third instalment of a four-part series, our Sportsshoes Ambassador Ben Mounsey asks athletes Harry Jones and Andy Jackson for their best ultra-running tips.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ULTRA-DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING TIPS FROM THE PROS: PART 3

7. Training for the TDS Trail race

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In part 1 of a series, ultra-runner Anna Wiles shares her journey in the build-up to competing in the iconic TDS trail race.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT ANNA'S TRAINING FOR THE TDS TRAIL RACE

8. Ultra Running Tips from the Pros - Part 4

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In the final instalment of a four-part series, our Sportsshoes Ambassador Ben Mounsey asks athletes Gary House and Jarek Turif for their best ultra-running tips.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR ULTRA-DISTANCE TRAIL RUNNING TIPS FROM THE PROS: PART 4

9. Athlete Q&A with The North Face athlete Pau Capell

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We chat to The North Face athlete about his training, preparation and expectation for this year's UTMB race.

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR Q&A WITH THE NORTH FACE ATHLETE PAU CAPELL

10. How to stay safe when Trail Running and Hiking

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Whether you're hiking or running, find out everything about staying safe on the trail with our guide - from clothing and kit to what to do in an emergency.

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN TRAIL RUNNING OR HIKING

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