Winter Trial Running
Winter opens new dimensions for a trail runner. Before the heaviest snowfall the trails are crispy, sound and fast. You can take shortcuts over frozen lakes and ponds and find new routes and sceneries even in familiar surroundings. You should always keep in mind the risks of moving on ice and prepare accordingly!
After the heaviest snow falls, trail running changes completely. The most used trekking routes will stay clear throughout the winter,
The most common question is whether you should have spikes or not. If the weather is dry, regular winter runners without spikes will do the job. If, however, it is wet or slippery spikes are elementary. Spikes also come in handy on runs during early winter. Under the first thin layer of snow there is often a sheet of ice that runners notice only when it is too late – spiked shoes can prevent falling.