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We have read so many great trail running tips from our Trail Runner Interviewees that I wanted to share a summary of some of the best trail running advice all in one place – together with a selection of inspiring trail running photographs from each runner. Enjoy!

Top Trail Running Advice:

Run without requirements. Less is more. Belen Andreus

Belen Andreus 05
Belen Andreus

Be courageous and push your perceived boundaries, you are stronger and more capable than you imagine or give yourself credit for… Lucja Leonard

Don’t compare your trail times to your road times. I often get asked what my half-marathon or marathon PR (personal record) is. Time is completely irrelevant on the trails. Maria Dalzot

Maria Dalzot Trail Runner
Maria Dalzot, Lake Ann, Mt Baker, Washington, U.S.A.

Think about safety when you head into the wilderness, and stop to take photos! Jenny Tough

Just go! Have fun! Walk when you have to. The trail running experience is about getting outside and being active, not how fast, how far or where you run. Sarah Eriksson

Sarah Eriksson Trail Runner Fuerteventura
Sarah Eriksson

Trail running is about escaping from everything and just enjoying the environment – don’t take it too seriously. Ira Rainey

Take your time, pace, enjoy, rest, remember your nutrition and keeping your salt level at your body’s optimal level. Sami Vaskola

Sami Vaskola
Sami Vaskola

Join a group or find some friends to go with! For one it’s way safer than going out alone, for 2 they will introduce you to new trails and places to run, and for 3 it’s way more fun! Steph Harrap

Be present in the moment, because everything is temporary – moments, feelings, experiences, even trails are constantly changing. ENJOY THEM! Sawna Guadarrama

Sawna running
Sawna and her running buddy

Take the time to plan a nice route, buy some maps, seek adventure and run with your dogs or a friend. Nicky Spinks

…Don’t be afraid to fail (or fall) and always remember to bask in the beauty of the places you are running in! Morgan Gonzalez

Morgan Gonzalez, trail running - Rock Creek, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
Morgan Gonzalez, trail running – Rock Creek, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Be bold. Don’t take the easy route… don’t be scared to try new things. Determination and mindset truly trump all else. Brian Sharp

Listen to your body and train accordingly… Save the tough session for when you’re feeling strong and you know you will get something back from it. Alastair Dixon

Buff Epic Trail 2016
Alastair tackling the tricky terrain at Buff Epic Trail 2016

Trail runner interviews series

To read more trail running advice and our trail runner interviews series, click here: Trail Runner Interviews

I think you’ll agree that there is a nugget of wise advice in there for everyone to take on board! Let us know in the comments below if you have any other great trail running advice to share with the Trail & Kale community 🙂

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Hi, I’m Helen. I write about all things trail running, outdoor adventures and mindful living. Aiming to be a positive influence and have a positive impact on the environment and those around me.
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