How to Trail Run (and Race) Downhill

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Young mountain runner Heidi Davies gives us the lowdown on descent tactics.

For the first time ever, trail runners can race The Hahnenkamm, an extreme Austrian ski slope considered to be the planet’s most insane downhill off-road descent.

“If you’re someone who loves any hair-raising, adrenaline-pumping activity involving pushing yourself outside your comfort zone then this is right up your street (or down your ski-slope!),” British World Mountain Running team member Heidi Davies, 20, told ASN.

Runners “windmill” as they test the snow-covered course at The Hahnenkamm in Kitzbühel, Austria. Photo: Courtesy of inov-8