Extreme ridge running the sports new zenith or a risky Instagram fuelled craze - Financial Times
Written by Julia
31 July 2019
Interviewed for the Financial Times last month, Tracks and Trails owner and trail running guide Julia Tregaskis-Allen was asked for her opinion on whether sharing self-filmed videos of running narrow ridges is something the athletes and/or their brands should be taking any responsibility for.
“These athletes are most certainly pushing the extremes of running,” says Julia Tregaskis-Allen, a mountain running guide based near Mont Blanc. She describes the footage as “massively inspiring” but admits: “the consequences of a slip, trip or rock moving on a knife-edge ridge don’t bear thinking about."
“Any mistake would be fatal, but the subsequent concentration, skill level and thrill is part of the end result and pleasure.”