5 REASONS TO USE TREKKING POLES ON YOUR RUN
The Compact Carbon Ultra Trekking Poles were specifically designed by Raidlight for trail running - they are lightweight (180g), compact and foldable to a size of 30cm. With their versatile design and ergonomic foam grips, these poles are exceptionally comfortable.
The use of poles amongst runners is hotly debated - here are 5 reasons to choose them:
1 - Poles can reduce the impact on your legs, knees, ankles, and feet, especially when going downhill.
2 - Walking with poles can help you establish and maintain a consistent rhythm, which can increase your speed on flatter, non-technical terrain.
3 - The extra two points of contact significantly increase your traction on slippery surfaces like mud, snow, and loose rock.
4 - Poles can help you maintain balance in difficult terrain such as during river crossings or on tree root-strewn trails. Staying balanced in turn helps you move more quickly and more easily.
5 - Trekking poles, like ski poles, allow your arms to help propel you forward and upward. Whether walking on flat ground or up steep hills, poles can help to increase your average speed.
Although thick and sturdy, the poles are made from super lightweight carbon making them more reliable on tricky terrain but without any extra weight to carry. The poles are ultra compact folding into three sections with a pack size of 30cm, with a simple mechanism using a single button on the top section, locking it in. With ergonomically shaped foam handles and super light, soft straps for your hands these are a great choice for a lightweight addition to your race kit.