Are trail sports better than road sports?

first_imgIllustration by Wade Mickley88% say yesTrails are about releasing the spirit, not simply training the body. I run “on” the road; I run “with” the trail. There is no activity more primal than running in the woods. It reminds me that we are animals. When I run on the road, my legs and lungs are the most engaged parts of my body. When I run on a trail, I watch for rocks, roots, snakes, deer, and changes in the lay of the land. I smell wet leaves and pine resin. Trail running engages my whole body; it makes it sharper and looser. When I run on the road, I’m being dutiful and dedicated. When I run on a trail, I am wild and free.—Chris Alexander, Davidson, N.C. Adventure in the rugged outdoors always trumps the challenges that lay ahead on polished urban landscapes. Nothing beats being enveloped by the living forest, then feeling the raw earth crunching and shifting below, and inhaling the fresh oxygen rushing in to relieve overworked, burning lungs. However, road sports get more attention because spectators can watch them easier—plopping down beside the road or in front of their TV.—Jonathan Poston, Asheville, N.C. Leaving the stresses of a job and society for a few minutes—whether it be on a mountain bike or on foot—gives me a connection to something greater than any human can build. Most trails that I visit on a regular basis run with the topography of the land and provide a greater physical challenge than simply running or biking on asphalt.—Clint Ivester, Dallas, Ga. While being better for your overall physical self, trail sports also provide a better, safer atmosphere. They are primitive and enriching. We should appreciate our forests and trails while they’re still there, because they are being assaulted by development and commerce on all fronts.—Nikki McDuffee, Stanardsville, Va.I have run several road marathons over the years, and I have found that my knees and other joints aren’t as receptive to the pounding they must take on the asphalt. What running I do now is on trails. The ground has a lot more give, and the scenery is much nicer.—Karl Kunkel, High Point, N.C.I prefer to run and mountain bike on trails away from fuel-burning vehicles. Inhaling those fumes can’t be good for my health. A road run or ride may do more harm than good to my lungs.—Torrey Coffey, Loganville, Ga.———-12% say noWhile I enjoy the solitude of running in the woods, I have more fun during the experience of larger road races. At some of my favorites, like the Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., and the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, tens of thousands of runners congregate in a single spirit. The energy is amazing at these bigger races, and I feel like I am attending a festival. It takes my mind off the physical challenges of the distance and lets me just enjoy being a runner.This is what running is all about—going out and having a great time with some like-minded people. It’s also fun to get the encouragement of huge cheering crowds and take in the sights, including many of our country’s greatest historical landmarks. The best way to see a city is on foot with thousands of running friends.—Rick Moore, Alexandria, Va.I rely on road sports for exercise—mostly out of convenience. I need to run after long days at work to clear my head and relieve stress, but living in a city doesn’t give me the luxury of being able to quickly access a secluded wooded trail. The urban jungle certainly has its disadvantages—inconsiderate drivers, smog, and a lack of scenery—but I’ll take it over the confines of a stuffy, overpriced gym.—Mary Graves, Atlanta, Ga. I’d rather head to the track than the trail. For me, running is all about speed and pushing myself to my absolute limits. I love to see how fast I can sprint, and I just can’t do that on trails with a lot of rocks and roots. The same goes for races. I just can’t post a PR on a rugged mountain course, so I stick to the pavement where I can satisfy my need for speed.—Adam Harvey, Charleston, S.C.last_img read more

Anthony Martial compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by Gary Neville after sensational goal against Fulham

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo scored a similar goal against Fulham in 2007 (Picture: Getty)‘Magic from Martial!’ said Neville. ‘He’s been a threat in the first 20 minutes like you wouldn’t believe.‘I remember Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a goal over the far side some years ago that wasn’t too dissimilar – this is equally as brilliant. It’s puts Manchester United into a fantastic position.’The 3-0 win helped United climb into fourth place for the first time since the opening day of the season and Pogba believes his side have now sent out a warning to Chelsea and Arsenal who are also vying for fourth spot.‘I think we’ve had games where we’ve played much better and haven’t scored three goals. I think in the first half we didn’t control the game but we scored two goals and after that we got another and then controlled it. The goal against Fulham was Anthony Martial’s 50th for Manchester United (Picture: Getty) Comment Advertisement Paul Pogba opened the scoring with his 10th league goal of the season (Picture: Getty)‘I always say playing altogether with the lads, attacking together, defending together helps everyone.‘The good atmosphere helps the team, and for me, being more in the box gives me more chances to score.‘I think Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] is just being himself. He isn’t acting and he can give joy to everyone and confidence to everyone.‘There’s still along way to go and we have a lot of big games coming up. Next is Paris St-Germain and then we have to keep trying to get three points in the league.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Anthony Martial compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by Gary Neville after sensational goal against Fulham Advertisement Anthony Martial scored one and created one against Fulham on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Gary Neville compared Anthony Martial to Cristiano Ronaldo after the Manchester United winger’s sensational individual goal against Fulham.The France international had already created the opening goal of a one-sided contest for his compatriot Paul Pogba with a clever reverse pass, before he produced the moment of the game midway through the first half.Receiving the ball 10 yards in Fulham territory, Martial skipped past two challenges, sped into the penalty area and curled a precise finish beyond Sergio Rico.It was a goal reminiscent of one Ronaldo scored at Craven Cottage back in 2007 to help power United to the Premier League title and Neville was quick to draw on the comparison.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Feb 2019 2:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Doyle set for Kazeem Gold run

first_img Doyle partnered Roger Charlton’s stable star to a hat-trick of Group One victories during a glorious 2013 campaign but as he is now one of the principal riders for Godolphin, Ryan Moore steered Al Kazeem to his comeback success at Longchamp in early April. Crack Frenchman Olivier Peslier then took over in the saddle when he filled the runner-up spot behind Cirrus Des Aigles on his return to Paris for the Prix Ganay at the start of this month. James Doyle is set to be reunited with Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday. However, with Moore set to partner The Grey Gatsby in this weekend’s prestigious event, Doyle has been called upon once again by Charlton and owner John Deer is looking forward to seeing his pride and joy compete in a race in which he beat Camelot two years ago. Deer said: “We’re all booked up for Ireland this weekend. He’s entered in France (Prix d’Ispahan), but won’t be running in that. “It looks a top-class race on Sunday. I’ve heard some people saying this race has been a bit sub-standard in previous years, but it’s certainly not that this time around. “James Doyle will ride him, I believe. Ryan Moore will obviously be riding The Grey Gatsby. “It should be an interesting race.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton issues clarification on ‘Poor India’ comment

first_img Written By First Published: 15th November, 2018 21:59 IST Digital Desk SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 year ago ‘Kill PM plot’ of Urban Naxals confirmed in Pune Police’s chargesheet in Bhima-Koregaon case; Rona Wilson, Prashant Bose named Please read 🇮🇳❤️— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) November 15, 2018 FOLLOW US Toto: “It is once again unbelievable to me how the words and the meaning of Lewis get spun out of context in this way. He spoke with empathy about India and the painful contrast between wealth and poverty that we face while travelling the globe as sporting ambassadors.” (1/2)— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 15, 2018 1 year ago ‘Insanely Beautiful’: Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Other Stars Left Mesmerised By Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh’s First Pictures Toto: ”Lewis did not criticise the nation and his words were those of a thoughtful and considered champion. The only fault here lies with the people who have twisted his words to mean something else entirely.” (2/2)— Mercedes-AMG F1 (@MercedesAMGF1) November 15, 2018 “I noticed some people are upset with my comment on India. My reference was that a grand prix there felt strange to drive past homeless people, then arrive in a huge arena where money was not an issue. They spent hundreds of millions on a track that is now never used. That money could have been spent on schools or homes for those in need. When we did have the race, nobody came because it was too expensive or most likely there was no interest.” 1 year ago Ye Deewani To Bhavnani Ho Gayi!: Ranveer Singh’s Father’s Comment on DeepVeer Wedding is as filmy as it gets It wasn’t just Hamilton, but also his team F1 Mercedes which defended its driver’s comments. Team Boss Toto Wolff, through his team’s official Twitter handle, extended his support to his No.1 driver. His message read,”Toto: “It is once again unbelievable to me how the words and the meaning of Lewis get spun out of context in this way. He spoke with empathy about India and the painful contrast between wealth and poverty that we face while travelling the globe as sporting ambassadors.” COMMENT READ: Lewis Hamilton Calls India “poor”; Draws Wrath From NetizensWhile questioning the policy of systematizing races in different countries, post the announcement of the Vietnam Grand Prix, Hamilton, in an interaction with BBC, shared how he had been to India before for a race and mentioned how he felt it was strange because India was a poor country, yet had a massive Grand Prix track made in the middle of nowhere. He even said that he felt conflicted when he had to go to that Grand Prix.  WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND Last Updated: 15th November, 2018 22:17 IST Five-time F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton Issues Clarification On ‘Poor India’ Comment Five-time F1 champion and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has issued a clarification on his ‘Poor India’ comment, Just a day after he was attacked from all quarters on social media for his ‘Poor India’ comment, five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has issued a clarification on his comments, stating he intended to show that money that was spent on tracks ‘could have been spent on schools or homes’. Taking to Twitter to clear the air regarding his statement, the 2018 Formula1 champion wrote, “Toto: ”Lewis did not criticise the nation and his words were those of a thoughtful and considered champion. The only fault here lies with the people who have twisted his words to mean something else entirely,” he added. LIVE TVlast_img read more