Andrew Douglas talks to Red Bull Media about how to run uphill faster
Fresh off wins at the first two WMRA World Cup races in France and California, Edinburgh, Scotland resident Andrew Douglas spoke with Red Bull Media and outlined 10 tips for running uphill faster. [Intro Photo by Michael Scott]
"With 26km of calf-sapping terrain, 6000ft of dizzying elevation, snowy peaks, over 500 runners and absolutely no quarter given, California's Broken Arrow Skyrace - part of the Mountain Running World Cup - is the very definition of an uphill battle. Not that it put GB mountain runner and Hoka athlete Andrew Douglas off his stride earlier this month. The Scot absolutely blitzed the Squaw Valley course, winning the men's race in 1 hour and 56 minutes - an astonishing 10 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor. So who better to tell us how to leg it uphill in no time? Here, Douglas reveals the tricks of the trade..."
Read the full article on Red Bull's website.
Andrew has more races coming up where these uphill running tips will come in handy. The third race in the WMRA World Cup is coming this Sunday at the Grossglockner Mountain Run in Heiligenblut, Austria where the 12.7 km course climbs almost 1500 vertical meters. Upcoming World Cup races are:
- 20 July - International Snowdon Race - Llanberis, Great Britain
- 11 August - Sierre-Zinal - Sierre, Switzerland
- 14 September - S├╝dtirol Drei Zinnen Alpine Run - Sexten (Sesto), Italy
- 12 October - Smarna Gora - Ljubljana, Slovenia
For complete information about the 2019 WMRA Mountain Running World Cup visit our website.
[Photo right by Broken Arrow Skyrace/Myke Hermsmeyer]