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Salomon, who specialise in trail and off-road running shoes, have produced this thoughtfully narrated, beautifully shot video featuring American Writer, Photographer and Trail Runner, Rickey Gates as well as a host of other well known trail runners (spot Ricky Lightfoot). Rugged scenery is counter-balanced by delicately composed cinematography, with trickles of rain down the camper van window being just as impactful as the grand and sweeping views of the hills of the Lake District
Breathtaking is the first word that comes to mind… followed by the urge to sign up to a fell run like, NOW!
As Salomon say:
The term “fell” is an often used Northern England expression for hill or mountain. It is presumed that Shepherds were probably the first ever fell runners with the earliest documented accounts of running in the fells dating back to the 11th Century. By the 19th century organised fell runs began taking place in Cumbria in the United Kingdom. Locals raced each other up and down hills and a sport was born.
Salomon trail shoes featured twice in our ‘Top 5 Trail Running Shoes’ piece, here.