Hit the trail

No matter where you are, there are new paths to run and trails to discover. Join Em Sheldon as she takes us for a run along her favourite trail route. With HOKA ONE ONE, it’s #TimeToFly.

Hit the Trail with Em Sheldon

Leeds - United Kingdom

Route map for Em Shledon Route by Tiffanni Garner on plotaroute.com

Distance: 2.8 miles (4.5km)

Start/Finish: Waterloo Lake/Roundhay Park Summit

Terrain: Hill and Open Grass

Toughness: Moderate

Ascent: 410 feet

Navigation: Easy to moderate

Good for: Sprints, short runs, hill climbs.

Em Sheldon - UK

Multi-award winning blogger Em Sheldon is passionate about fitness. Based in between Leeds and London, she can usually be found in a yoga class or heading off to find a new trail to run and explore.

www.emtalks.co.uk

Running in

Challenger ATR 3

Why it's important to run in new locations?

Even the most passionate and dedicated runners can sometimes tire of their routine. This is certainly something that has happened to me in the past, so running in new locations and trying new workouts keeps me challenged and means my mind doesn't get bored and my body gets the exercise it needs.

You might be surprised at the different routes and paths in your area - exploring them means you can keep mixing up your workouts to become re-inspired. Whether you are a long-distance runner, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) trainer or even want to work on your strength training, using the outdoors as your gym is a great way to get more variety into your routine.

“You might be surprised at the different routes and paths in your area - exploring them means you can keep mixing up your workouts to become re-inspired.”

 

What you love about this run?

Back home in Leeds I head to Roundhay Park whenever I want to go on a run. Whether you're jogging around the lake or tackling the hills and their different terrains, this route is beautiful and a great place to head for fresh air. The flat sections of the park are excellent to build up your speed, while the hills are tough, especially if you're doing hill sprints.

I absolutely love the view at the top, and it’s the perfect finale to any run. To really get my heart racing, I like to set a timer and do a minute of star jumps and burpees at the top – all while making the most of the amazing view.

“Whether you're jogging around the lake or tackling the hills and their different terrains, this route is beautiful and a great place to head for fresh air.”

 

How the shoes helped and supported you?

Good kit is so important. I often hurt my ankles when training but the Challenger ATR trainers are super supportive, but really lightweight too. At Roundhay Park your run will take you from flat concrete roads to steep grassy hills. These trainers are perfect for any terrain, making running, lunging, jumping and hill climbing possible!