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A newbie question for the fell runners out there...
I did Gibside trail race at the weekend, this was my third time doing the race and I really enjoyed it. It's very hilly (up and down), and while I was running I half thought I might give fell running a go. I dont wanna jump in the deep end with a race just yet, though I've done a few trail races and plenty of cross country over the last couple of years.
I was just wondering is it as simple as lots of training on hills? Do I need to train off road in trail shoes or will my regular road shoes do the job on the urban hills where I live. I've got the impression that there seem to be varying degrees of difficulty with the races i.e. I have no navigation skills - so if I did want to race, are there easy to follow courses?
Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere on the forum