Owning the right kind of outdoor clothing
is important for those who are planning on trying their hand at off-road running, one expert has said.
Speaking to the BBC, chair of the Fell Running Association Graham Breeze explained people should only have a go at the sport if they "can look after themselves on the hills".
"It's one thing to think, 'I've run a ten-mile road race, I can run up a mountain'", he stated, warning those who set off without the proper clothing and equipment - such as adequate running shoes
- will be putting both themselves and others at risk if they get lost.
Mr Breeze added fell running and other outdoor activities such as trail running and walking are growing in popularity as people have more free time on their hands.
One athlete, Mike Buss, recently set a world record for hill running by ascending and descending Snowdon five times while carrying a 40lb pack in under 24 hours.
Posted by Elaine Arthur