4 lesser known Short Trail Races in the Italian Alps

by Maria E. Bellini There are plenty of well known Ultras in the Alps. With super long distances to keep you on your feet for the best past of 24 hours. But what if you just fancy a taster of some spectacular alpine trail running? Something that won’t leave you whacked out for the rest […]

Trail Running and Speed-work: Tempo Runs

by Martin John Trout Our guide to speed-work has brought us fartlek, interval training and hill sessions, here in our last installment we look at tempo runs and how and when to incorporate them into our trail running training to help us become faster and stronger runners. The four basic types of speed-work are fartlek […]

Trail Running and Speed-work: Hill Sessions

by Martin John Trout In the second and third parts of our guide to speed-work we looked at Fartlek and Interval Training. Here we will look at the (dreaded!) Hill Sessions and how they can be incorporated into training to help us become more powerful and faster runners. The four basic types of speed-work are […]

Trail Running and Speed-work: Interval Training Part 3:

by Martin John Trout In the second part of our guide to speed-work in trail running we looked at Fartlek. Here, in our 3rd part we will look at interval training and how it can be incorporated into training to help us become stronger and faster trail runners. The four basic types of speed-work are fartlek interval training […]

Last 2 days to enter the Scott® Ultra Trail del Mugello

ENGLISH: REGISTRATION CLOSES FOR 6th edition of the Scott® Mugello Ultra Trail on Sunday 14 April at 11.59pm Don’t miss the chance to take part in this exciting trail which takes place in Tuscany’s wild Mugello area. Diverse landscape characterises the landscape that makes up the vast green valley of the Mugello, and will let you […]

Fartlek – Speed-work training Part 2:

by Martin John Trout In the first part of our guide to speed-work in trail running we explained the importance of speed-work in order to become stronger and faster runners also in lower intensity zones. All very well and good but we need to know what kind of workouts are going to help us and […]

The Importance of Speedwork – Part 1

by Martin John Trout When you think of a trail runner, unless of course you’re thinking about one of the really fast guys like Jim Walmsley or Kilian Jornet, your mind goes immediately to somebody mostly running at a reasonably moderate effort, sometimes slowing to a sustainable jog or even hiking on particularly hilly terrain. […]