How long should you take to build up to running a 100 mile race? How do you keep your feet dry and clean your trail shoes this autumn? What packs am I currently testing?

Find out in my new Q&A series, answering all your trail running questions.

Just in case you’re new here, I’m Claire from Wild Ginger Films, the trail running advice and inspiration channel.  

In this film I wanted to say thank you to everyone who is regularly commenting on these Q&A films and my other films too, I’m really enjoying seeing the Wild Ginger Films community grow!

And thanks also to anyone who shares this channel with their friends too, the more people we can help and inspire the better.

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Expert ultra runner and coach Paul Giblin http://www.pyllonultra.com/

Sealskinz Classic Tall Socks

In the UK https://amzn.to/2Ni18jm
In the USA (sorry I can’t find the lumo versions!) https://amzn.to/2M07QWy

Sealskinz Run Race Ankle Socks

No idea why they make a white one, lol!

In the UK https://amzn.to/2NfWMcp
In the US https://amzn.to/2Q6jB0H

DexShell Coolvent Socks Adults


In the UK https://amzn.to/2wHpFnz
In the US https://amzn.to/2M1zbr4

DOUBLE LAYER SOCK REVELATION!
I’m loving the 1000 Mile Fusion Anklet right now


In the UK https://amzn.to/2oHBiap
In the US https://amzn.to/2wJYvNG

Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX


In the UK https://amzn.to/2Q7Cn87
In the US https://amzn.to/2M0iXhZ

Inov8 Trail Talon 290


In the UK https://amzn.to/2M2GNts
In the US https://amzn.to/2wI7Ogo

Or to buy from Inov8 direct:
Inov8 Trail Talon 290 men’s http://tidd.ly/71a18d53
Inov8 Trail Talon 290 women’s http://tidd.ly/115bd3a7

Clean your trail shoes!

Grangers Footwear Care Kit


In the UK https://amzn.to/2NjPft3
In the US https://amzn.to/2MR3C8L

Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel

In the UK https://amzn.to/2Q4vswa
In the US https://amzn.to/2CkWgFR

Salomon Unisex Advanced Skin 12 Set


In the UK https://amzn.to/2LZfVuz
In the US https://amzn.to/2PEUcu5

Altimeter

In the UK https://amzn.to/2wKhYNt
In the US https://amzn.to/2ML7NTD

Trail Running Books

Reborn on the Run by Catra Corbett

Sounds really interesting, it’s about a woman who got kicked her meth addiction and credits running ultras with saving her from staying clean from then on. That kind of book is always inspiring.

In the UK https://amzn.to/2wGrFgH
In the US https://amzn.to/2oHbf3a

North by Scott Jurek with Jenny Jurek

Finding my way while running the Appalachian Trail – I LOVE this book, read it, read it!

In the UK https://amzn.to/2Q3Uz2d
In the US https://amzn.to/2Kx2OR9

Feet in the Clouds by Richard Askwith


In the UK https://amzn.to/2wMTrIn
In the US https://amzn.to/2MSvMR2

More great book suggestions in my films here: