How soon should you run 50 miles? How do you find local trail routes? How do you cure plantar fasciitis? And what are the best budget trail running shoes?

Find out in my Q&A series, answering all your trail and ultra running questions. (Scroll down for links to all the books/gear I mention)

Wild Ginger Running is a YouTube channel dedicated to bringing you the best advice and gear reviews for trail and ultra running, created by me, Claire Maxted, co-founder and former editor of Trail Running magazine UK. Ask me all your running questions!

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The Amazon links below are affiliates that give me a tiny percentage of the sale at no cost to you, so please click on these first before you buy anything on Amazon (it works even if you’re not buying running gear! Cool isn’t it!) Thank you, Claire

Coach and endurance athlete Paul Giblin’s website: http://www.pyllonultra.com/

OS maps paper & digital: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
Streetmap: http://www.streetmap.co.uk
Bing maps: https://www.bing.com/maps

OS map key/legend links:
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/legends/25k-raster-legend.pdf
https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/docs/legends/50k-raster-legend.pdf

Got a niggle like my Plantar Fasciitis? I recommend Running Free of Injuries by Paul Hobrough
UK https://amzn.to/2Awl9ek
USA https://amzn.to/2CUN899
Canada https://amzn.to/2Cg8s7F

Decathlon – I recently popped in and saw they had some really interesting budget trail running shoes around £45-£60 like the Kiprun XT and MR. I should be getting some in to test soon, keep watching! https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-825600-trail-running-shoes

Own Thunderflash’s fave gadget, the Garmin Fenix 5X
UK https://amzn.to/2CEQ9ZI
USA https://amzn.to/2sFBcSC
Canada https://amzn.to/2FN9pYh

My fave running pack is the Raidlight Responsiv 10L
UK https://amzn.to/2ABkok7
USA https://amzn.to/2RFekRC
Canada https://amzn.to/2Fe7Li1

If you’re on a budget though, look at the Aonijie Windrush 5L running pack which is more like £35-£45
UK https://amzn.to/2ABkok7
USA https://amzn.to/2C4MZhJ
Canada https://amzn.to/2LSLAPX

Music: Animal by Max Surla/Media Right Productions

 

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