Trail Running

Race reports on trail running, fell running, mountain running, alpine running. All kinds of running - just not on roads!

Trail And Fell Running In The Lake District

Lake District Fell Running - the lure of the fells

Kingsley Jones lives in Ambleside and is the author of the latest mountain running title from Cicerone Press, ‘Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District’. The project has been a personal journey and has taken years to come to fruition. The choice of route line is so subjective that each runner has a different relationship with the sport. Here he explains why the Lakeland fells have been luring runners for more than 150 years.

Mountain running in Romania

Mountain running in Romania's Făgăraş

The Făgăraş mountains of Romania's Carpathian mountains might be one of Europe's best kept secrets. Here you will find hundreds of kilometres of easy to moderate ridge walking and scrambling and a network of excellent mountain huts, known as cabannas.

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UTMB 2016 - A 170km run around Mont Blanc

Cicerone's Joe Williams recently competed the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc - A 170km (105 miles) mountain race with 10,000m of ascent around Month Blanc. Here he tells his personal story of this epic event.

The Mamores on Charlie Ramsay's Round

Solo on Charlie Ramsay's Round

Earlier this month, Cicerone’s Joe Williams completed Charlie Ramsay’s Round, a challenging ultra-distance route across 24 summits in the Lochaber region of the Scottish highlands. From Top Gun quotes to rationing Jelly Babies, he describes both the exhilaration and the hardship, as well as the challenges of maintaining that all-important positive mindset...

Damian Hall South West Coast Path record

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Record breaking ultrarunner Damian Hall tells us the full story of his recent run along the South West Coast Path. He describes the trials and tribulations of how he managed to run the rough trails, day after day.

Vallee du Trail

Trail Running in Chamonix – the ‘Vallee du Trail’

Inspiring article on trail running in Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region in the Alps. Kingsley Jones describes the best routes and the pleasures of running in the Alps.

Bob Graham Round

A Bob Graham Round in the Lake District

Cicerone's Joe Williams gives an account of his successful Bob Graham Round, a 100km mountain run along the highest peaks of the Lake District.

Ultra Trail Mont Blanc

Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc route, but as an ultra trail running race, covering a distance of 166km, 9400m of uphill and the same back down, beginning and finishing in Chamonix.