"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves" - Sir Edmund Hillary
Trail running I feel brings me closer to nature and allows me to escape from the stress and strain of modern life. I had enjoyed road running for a number of years and mixed this up with track, cross country and fell running. I hadn't really seriously hit the trails until earlier this year as I build up to my first ultra race. I have now realised what I have been missing for so many years. The landscape which surrounds you as you run the trails is a big plus but the trail running family you become part of is like nothing else.