Trail running films – free and featuring women: Inspiration for the winter months

Films are a great source of inspiration and a good way to spend time when the weather’s bad and you just want to be cosy indoors. At this time of year many of us are resting, reflecting on our achievements over the past 12 months and planning new goals.

Dreams of the coming year can really motivate and help us see a positive way through the coldest darkest months. Here are five inspiring trail running films for your rest days that feature women and are free to watch online:

It’s ok to relax and be cosy sometimes. Emelie Forsberg’s winter has two months with no sun, in Into the Light she talks about taking the pressure off and running to enjoy:

Being part of nature and experiencing wilderness is one of the main attractions of trail running. At this time of year it’s comforting to repeat well loved routes and rediscover the landscapes and trails you love. The Forest featuring Anna Frost makes the location the star:

If they can do it, so can we! You don’t have to be an elite athlete to be a trail or ultra runner. Running Wild featuring Nikki Barnard, Milly Voice, Katy Dartford and Kaz Williams shares their ultra experience at the 2014 UTMB races. This film was the reason that I entered my first ultra marathon, the OCC, this year:

Source: Running Wild – BMC TV

Training through the winter is worth it when it all comes together in an amazing trail running experience. 100 Miles High featuring Darcy Piceu Africa is about her 2013 Hardrock 100 race through the incredible San Juan mountains of Colorado:

You don’t have to leave the UK to run in incredible mountain locations. Nicky Spinks: Bob Graham Round documents her attempt to break her own record for this tough fell running challenge. It showcases the incredible landscape of the Lake District, and there are so many trails to be discovered in 2016!

Source: Nicky Spinks: Bob Graham Round – BMC TV

Am I missing something? Please do comment if you can recommend more films featuring inspiring trail running women…

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