7 Epic Trail Running Videos
Taking you away from the noise, electronics and smog of inner cities, it's no wonder trail running has become a popular escapism from modern, urban life. It takes you on an ever-changing journey, next to plants and wildlife and through some of the most incredible terrain on earth. And the views are... well, spectacular.
Here are five videos that highlight the epic scenery, terrain and experience you can have trail running.
LionHeart Trail Race
Red Bull holds a trail race up and around Lion’s Head Mount in the shadows of Table Mountain, South Africa. The trail has challenging rocky terrain and offer up fantastic views of Cape Town and the South Atlantic Ocean.
Sebastien Montaz goes for an evening run and showcases his frankly ridiculous skill and speed along this high-exposure ridge.
Salomon Running TV
The small harbour town of Seward, Alaska, hosts one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. Every 4th of July, 800 runners, cheered on by 1000's of supporters, attempt to sprint up and down the ironically-named Mount Marathon in the fastest time while avoiding an injury.
The Ingenuous Choice
Mountain Running With Anton Krupicka
A feel-good insight into what trail running means to pro runner Anton Krupicka and how it has influenced his life.
Glenc Coe Skyline
Frenchman Romain Chanon documents the Glencoe Skyline race and the stunning surroundings.
Billy Yang Films
UTMB® (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc)
This video follows a group of American athletes as they attempt to make the podium on one of Europe’s biggest trail races. The UTMB (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) is a 105-mile trail that travels through three different countries and requires the runners to complete 33,000ft of elevation gain.
Seb Montaz is at it again with his fast-paced, high-risk running. This time he is at a secret spot down in the south of France trying out a bit of controlled sliding on steep descents.
About the Author:
Pete Fletcher - Outdoor Expert
Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A few decades later and you're most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding or making terrible coffee.