Trail Talker of the Week – Brent Drotsky

Brent Drotsky IMGHow did you get into  trail running? I got into trail running through a friend who is a runner.

How long have you been trail running? I have been trail running for about a year now.

What is your favourite distance to run and why? I love the shorter runs, but will be doing longer ones next year as I am getting fitter.

Who is your biggest trail running inspiration and why? Yanica Venter, the friend who got me into trail running in the first place.

What is your biggest or best running achievement? What are you most proud of? My biggest achievement was placing 15th in the open men at the 3de spur summer trail series at B’Sorah short course.

What is your favourite trail running quote? Every day is a good day to run.

Where is your favourite place to run and tell us why? PWC cycle park in Bryanston, It’s a safe place to run and a bit tough as it’s a MTB trail.

Why do you run? To get fitter and stronger and it also gets rid of build up stress. You can clear your mind on a good run.

What has been/is your biggest trail running challenge and how did you/ do you overcome it? The first time a did a trail run, was a night run at the PWC cycle park. It was tough as I didn’t have a flash light and had to rely on a friends torch in front of me.

What is the biggest life lesson trail running has taught you? Don’t rush things, take it one step at a time.

What race/s is/are on your bucket list? My biggest goal is to do an Xterra Triathlon race.

Who is your dream running partner and why? My current running partner because we push each other to run harder and faster.

What do you love about trail running? Everything, being out in nature away from the rat race that is life.

How do you deal with disappointment or injury from a mental perspective? It can be tough but it’s one of those things that come with the sport so you just have to push through it.

What is the number 1 tip you would give to a brand new trail runner? Buy the proper trail shoes.

Do you use any running apps or gadgets? If so what is your favourite and tell us a bit about it? No, but I am thinking of getting a garmin gps watch.

Where can we find you on socials networks? (Twitter/facebook/blogs) and .

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