> Nice. 'Give it a go' is the best advice I can give. It's not that complicated and people tend to build it up as harder & scarier than it really is.
Quite agree. I used to a lot of hill walking and thought hill running was way beyond me. Then I moved to a hillier part of the country and then joined a local running club and the next thing I knew I was on a club weekend away running up Slioch. I think the biggest lesson I learned was that's it's okay to walk some of the uphills.
Bit of everything. Mainly because it's another thing to add to the 'to do list'
What I've done with walking and climbing boots is buy them instore or online and just try them out, no problems so far.
But when long distances or speed are involved, small problems become bigger ones before you know it, friend of mine recently bought new trail shoes instore for walking the Camino but had to bail out half way due to injury. Turns out they needed a specific type of shoe for their foot shape something or other.
Maybe I should just suck it up, and strap on my £25 bottom-of-the-range New Balance trainers from the Sports Direct sale next time I'm in the hills, and see if I end up a cripple.
Thanks for the article. I've often been super impressed by the achievement of people within this field, but never thought it could be possible for me. However, this has actually got me wondering whether it might be. Oh well, no time like the present, off to try these tips out