Jul 092017
 

Running poles are common place in mountainous ultras but when you first start using them you can be left wondering what the fuss is about. They can seem more of a nuisance or hindrance than something that aids performance. A lot of that comes down to technique. Whenever I watch beginners using poles I see some very common technique issues which limit their usefulness.

Luckily, Mile 27 Coach Ben Duffus has put together this great video series to show us how to get the most out of using poles.

  2 Responses to “Top technique tips to help you get the most out of using poles”

  1. Hi I think its dangerous to have your hands in the loops running downhill with poles. You should point this out so that runners can choose

    • Thanks for the comment Paul – as Ben pointed out in the video there are different ways of holding the poles and one way is dangerous and the other way isn’t. The main danger is your hand landing on the pole and damaging either your hand or the pole. Hold it correctly and that doesnt happen

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