Mountain running, also known as fell running and hill running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over mountainous terrain, usually steep, mainy comprising of rock and hard packed trail.
Fell running, also known as mountain running and hill running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty
A Mountain Marathon is an extended fell race, usually over two days and often with a strong orienteering element. Competitors usually participate in teams of two, and have to carry their own food and tent. There are various classes of event (such as, for the Karrimor IMM - Elite, A, B, C, Long Score and Short Score).
Trail running is a variant on running that differs markedly from road running and track running. Trail running generally takes place on hiking trails, most commonly single track trails, although fire roads are not uncommon. A distinguishing characteristic of the trails is that they are often inaccessible by road except at the trail heads. The trails tend to traverse varying terrain; hills, mountains, deserts, forests, and narrow passages are common.
A variation of running where the terrain is mixed between hard packed surfaces, fire roads and trails.
Adventure racing is a combination of two or more disciplines, including orienteering and navigation, cross-country running, mountain biking, paddling and climbing and related rope skills. An expedition event can span ten days or more while sprints can be completed in a matter of hours. Typically there is no dark period during races, regardless of their length the choice when (and if) to rest is left to the competitors.
Orienteering is a sport involving navigation with map and compass. The traditional form (sometimes referred to as Foot Orienteering or Foot-O) involves cross-country running, though other forms have evolved, such as skiing, biking, motor and canoe. The competition is a timed race in which individual participants use a special purpose map and a magnetic compass to navigate through diverse terrain (often wooded) and visit, in sequence, control points that are indicated on the map.
Cross-country running is a sport in which runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain. It differs from road running or track running principally in the course, which may include grass, mud, woodlands, or water. In its scoring system, teams are typically composed of between four and twelve runners. It is a popular participatory sport, and usually takes place in temperate regions during the autumn and winter.
Walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas, also known as "thru-hiking". Participants carry all their own gear and usually need to stop overnight once or more to complete the walk. Good examples of long distance walks are the appalachian trail or Lands End to John o Groats.
A form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness.
Nordic walking is a form of walking using modified ski poles. It started as a way of exercising during the summer in Nordic Europe. Nordic Walking was first developed in Finland by Cross Country Skiers, who are considered the most fit athletes in the world, as part of their summer training. Nordic Walking combines the positive training effects of running combined with the advantages of cross-country skiing
Walking into a climbing area, might include a variety of conditions and terrain, such as going on trails, cross country or light scrambling.
An urban activity where a traceur or traceuses completes a 'run', overcoming obstacles on the route with a variety of gymnastic and acrobatic moves including elements such as jumps, vaults, and wall runs. Also encompassing urban adventure racing where teams compete in a multi-discipline race through streets, buildings and parks, trying to locate and complete a variety of urban challenges.
Lifestyle is the way a person (or a group) lives. This includes patterns of social interaction, consumption, entertainment, and dress. A lifestyle typically also reflects an individual's attitudes, values or worldview.
A recreational and competitive flying sport. A paraglider is a free-flying, foot-launched aircraft. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressuere of air entering vents in the front of the wing.