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Oceania CrossTri Champ Courtney Atkinson’s Trail Running Tips

Subaru Ambassador and professional triathlete, Courtney Atkinson explains the difference between trail and road running, and shares his tops trail running tips.

These days I spend a significant part of my training on foot in the forest, even though my running focus is on Olympic games triathlon, which will be run and won on the hard bitumen of Rio de Janeiro’s beachfront roads.

The best part of trail running is you get away from the rat race, and the cars.

Time seems to become insignificant once I am somewhere in the middle of the bush and it’s the good vibes that come from exercise coupled with the de-stress of being out within nature.

I find running becomes less of a chore and more of an adventure. But it’s not all fun and games.

There are some significant benefits from training off-road that have a positive impact on my road running performance.

Find Courtney Atkinson’s Reasons and Tips for Running Trails at the Subaru Australia site HERE

Photo – Subaru.com.au

 

 

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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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