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Even experienced trail runners can get into trouble on unpredictable terrain. As more runners are going into off-road Trail Running, accidents are likely to increase.

Here are 5 tips for staying safe on running on trails:

Keep in touch

When trying a new trail running route, go with someone more experience about the area, bring a map, compass, cell phone, headlamp and whistle. If you do go solo, give someone a map of your intended route. Go to nparks.gov for maps of national park trails, or plot your route. Alternatively do bring along your mobile phone and stay in contact.

Think time, not distance

Tough terrain and hills can double the time you need to cover a distance. Do consider how long you want to be out. Experienced trail runners would normally cover around 8 to 10km an hour . For those Less-fit runners should target around 4-6km in an…

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  1. ckwane

    Good write-up! Alternatively set a turnaround time when on the trails. Not all trails are circuits that leads back to the starting point. If you’re running on uncharted grounds, always tell someone where you are going.

    Besides Salomon, couple of notable trail runners: Montrail, La Sportiva, Merrell, The North Face, etc

    Dude, are you signing up for Kinabalu Climbathon?

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    07/04/2012 at 10:52 pm

    • yup, many tips there.. didnt know your back online reading my blog.. do come on twitter, its much back alive with jK, Anand, Simon and many more.. I will review more trail shoes soon.

      Another good brand that most people didnt know makes trail shoe is Columbia. Awesome stuff.. for the KK run, well I am doing trail runs now more often than Road, yup , you can say that I am considering the HK100, would you like to join ?

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      07/04/2012 at 11:02 pm

      • ckwane

        My twitter is a ghost account la…don’t use it…too much social media to deal with…going anti-social now…hahaha!
        I thought you don’t do ultras because of the amount of damage it will do to your knees? 🙂

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        08/04/2012 at 7:17 pm

      • well it would be nice to have one in the belt.. u wanna do it together ? KK mountain run ?

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        08/04/2012 at 9:00 pm

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