Kate Milsom is Digital Content Writer for Live For The Outdoors, within which she specialises in trail running content. In her career as a specialist sports journalist, Kate has worked with industry-leading titles including 220Triathlon, Cycling Plus, Road.cc and Cyclist. Prior to this, Kate studied English Literature and French at univeristy, then got the outdoors bug and never looked back.
When she's not off exploring a new trail route in her backyard of the Costwolds and Bristol, Kate's busy ticking off her adventure list which has seen her cycle across Europe solo, complete 70.3 Ironman triathlons, and dive head-first into the world of ultra running.
Kate's top tip for trail running gear is to find the right pair of shoes that work for you. Get to know your own foot physiology and gait - do you have high arches and need more support there? Do you tend to over-pronate when you run and need a stability shoe that'll help correct this? Maybe your feet are narrower than average. It's important you find a shoe that fits well, is comfortable, and keeps you running injury-free and achieving your goals.