TRAIL RUNNING MANDATORY KIT

Mountain marathons demand more from your body than regular races, and event organisers know it - that's why they make you carry specialised kit, in case of a turn in the weather, or your ankle.

How much you have to carry will vary from event to event; the Fan Dance, for instance, requires 35lbs of useful gear, like a tent, camping stove and sleeping bag. For the most part, you'll need only the bare essentials. We recruited Kelly Lucas to pick out the best on offer.

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