Well being and trail running: the science

In 1990 Dr Yoshifumu Miyazaki of Chiba University took a film crew from the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation to Yakushima, home of some of Japan’s most expansive and spectacular forests. His theory was that Shinrin-yoku (forest air bathing), or exercising in forests, had multiple advantages in terms of mental health and stress reduction, over urban settings…

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Inov8 Talon 212

First off, I’ve always liked Inov8’s off road shoes. They seem to make the best shoes for responsiveness and reliable grip over a variety of terrain. My only problem with some of their shoes has been that they can sometimes come away at the uppers, when faced with a constant onslaught of peat, bog and…

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Ben A in China

Inov-8 athlete and Wildrunning Camps freelance guide Ben Abdelnoor, writes about his invitation to represent the Kendal Mountain Festival in China. Ben holds the Lakeland 50 record and has been known to win a few fell races in and around the Lake District. Everyone says that six days in China isn’t long enough. Actually it…

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