Welcome to Trail Run Earth!

Welcome to Trail Run Earth!

Welcome to Trail Run Earth! We have created this site to share our passion for trail running and provide a resource of information to help you get out there and enjoy all the amazing benefits for mind and body. With so much disconnect in our world today we feel trail running is the perfect sport to reconnect with nature and ultimately yourself. We aim to continually add topics on all things trail running including technique, fitness, gear reviews, race and…

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Fitness Training at Home – When You Can’t Run Outside

Fitness Training at Home – When You Can’t Run Outside

When You Can’t Run Outside When you can’t run outside it’s important to explore alternative ways to maintain your fitness training at home. In this article I’m going to go through some key running exercises that are simple and easy to perform at home with no special equipment. See below for video of me running through each exercise to demonstrate. The world is currently dealing with crazy times with many countries enforcing or at least strongly recommending that we self-isolate…

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HIIT Exercises At Home

HIIT Exercises At Home

HIIT Me With It HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) is a valuable tool in your fitness training. The importance of getting your heart rate up during a workout can’t be underestimated, with significant evidence of its benefits. Benefits of HIIT Exercises Interval training, or HIIT (high intensity interval training) has amazing benefits for our fast twitch muscle fibers and for our overall health. One of the main benefits of this type of work-out is that it stimulates the production of…

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Rolled Ankle Injury – How to Prevent Ankle Sprain

Rolled Ankle Injury – How to Prevent Ankle Sprain

The Dreaded Ankle Roll Starting out in trail running, a rolled ankle injury is a common and very likely issue. You may have come from road running and are now dealing with varied and uneven ground surfaces which our ankles and lower legs have not been conditioned to. In this post I’m going to talk about my experience with a rolled ankle injury, why it can continue to happen and how to prevent it from happening. By adding in some…

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How To Fit Exercise Into Your Day – My Sneaky Five

How To Fit Exercise Into Your Day – My Sneaky Five

Finding the Time Let’s talk about how to fit exercise into your day. Finding the time to fit in a dedicated exercise program can be difficult. Our lives are busy, gym memberships are expensive and we can quickly feel like we are failing at trying to keep our bodies fit and healthy. I’m going to list five activities I “sneak” into my day that I barely notice. They take very little time to do and require only a small amount…

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Plant Based Diet For Athletes – Three Months a Vegan

Plant Based Diet For Athletes – Three Months a Vegan

Switching to a Vegan Diet There was a time when I thought a plant based diet for athletes was unrealistic. I’ve learnt a lot in the last three months and more importantly I’ve been really impressed with the personal results I am seeing. As I have gradually transitioned from a Pescatarian, to Vegetarian and now to a Vegan diet, I have developed a nutritional plan that supports the amount of stress I continuously put on my body as a trail…

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GPS Watch Navigation – Making Use Of This Handy Feature

GPS Watch Navigation – Making Use Of This Handy Feature

Staying on Track GPS watch navigation is a very handy feature available on a lot of the GPS watches out there now. It can seem like a complex feature to use initially, but once you get the hang of it there’s no looking back. In this post I explain how to upload a route to use on your GPS watch and also how to build a route on the Strava and Suunto Apps. This can be used in navigation when…

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Hoka Mafate Speed 2 Review – 946kms of Trails

Hoka Mafate Speed 2 Review – 946kms of Trails

Hoka One One Mafate Speed 2 Review   The Hoka Mafate Speed 2 Trail Shoe from Hoka has been my training and racing shoe for the last ten weeks. The Hoka Mafate Speed 2 review below will cover my favourite aspects of the shoe and how it performed for me, along with any areas that let the shoe down. After spending many training hours in the Mafate Speed 2, along with some races, I have clocked up 824km so far….

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Cheap Healthy Meal Ideas – Vegan Nutrition For Athletes

Cheap Healthy Meal Ideas – Vegan Nutrition For Athletes

Clean, Green, Quick and Easy With a busy schedule, cheap, healthy meal ideas keep everything on track. What diet we consume can be a complex issue for many reasons. I’m going to run through the reasons we’ve become “almost vegan” and list the essentials in our weekly shop that tick our health, budget and ethical boxes. Almost Vegan We recently made the decision to cut out (almost all…) animal-sourced foods from our diet. The switch was not particularly hard as…

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Pisao Extreme Skyrace

Pisao Extreme Skyrace

My Biggest Challenge So Far Wow!! What a race and what an adventure. Here’s my race report on the Pisao Extreme 35km Skyrace. The Pisao Extreme is a very technical, mountainous skyrace in the area of Viseu, Portugal. There are 4 events: a 10km, 24km, 35km, and a 65km. I did the 35km race and with that it had 3500m of ascents and the same in descents, so a very mountainous race. New Territory As I mentioned the Pisao Extreme…

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