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For your viewing pleasure... Here's a short movie trailer for this years English Fell running Championships.
look forward to seeing this
Okay video but ruined by the elevator music. It didn't need music. A commentary would be far better. I had no idea what was going on.
You are broadly correct, unless you need serious orthotics. Depending on terrain though, trail shoes are generally not grippy enough for proper fell conditions.
Even more importantly though, if you are going to try out fell running you need to build up to it, including learning to navigate and to take the right equipment for the conditions. Ideally, head out with someone who knows what they are doing to get the experience.
I think fell running shoes could be good. The only fell race I ever did(twice) the races went fine but those fast downhills can hurt your quads.
Walsh do fell running shoes.
Walsh are the traditionalists choice and have stood the test of time without doubt. Inov 8 do a huge range of great shoes for fell running and are probably the most used brand today. Their Mudclaw range are the best all-round fell-specific choice. Lots of other manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon too - La Sportiva, Salomon etc ll have fell-shoes in their range. If you are just starting and want something with extreme grip for a great price then you could do a lot worse than a pair of More Mile Cheviot 2s for under £30.
Take a look at the FRA website forum as a good starting point. There is loads of useful info (and opinions!) to read through and get more of a taste...