Why do you and I trail run? What is it about it that has drawn and continues to pull many into its winding forest paths, breath-taking descents and rewarding climbs? In an unprecedented year that has seen varying restrictions on life, at the height of which just one bout of outdoor exercise per day was allowed, the value placed on simple fresh air has never been so high. The escapism offered by trail running has even seen the devoted roadie switch out their trainers for a pair of trail shoes and turn off the tarmac to keep their motivation alight during the months of no racing. Starting out in trail running is not only about finding the fun off the pavements, it is about finding the fun in running.