Hill With Benefits

Most of us try to avoid hills, but what’s so good about that?

They’re opportunities to prove to yourself that you’re stronger than you ever imagined.

If you never attempt the ascent, you’ll never know the thrill of swooshing down the other side. And if you’ve looked at our route maps profile you will get an idea when to expect them.

Hill workouts are hard and unpleasant. They challenge your endurance, speed, and strength.

There’s no other workout like hills.

And that’s just why they’re so valuable.Remember, hills are your friend. it’s a proven way to build speed, strength and endurance.

We recently teamed up with The Run Coach Dave Ragan to bring you weekly top tips and training suggestions in preparation for the Hampshire Hoppit . In week 1, Dave has put together 5 top tips for those new to trail running. Enjoy!

Hill Technique Summary
Week 1
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Week 4
Week 5