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The right equipment for le Bélier Trail by Ekosport

The perfect outfit:

The right outfit for trail running is essential to ensure comfort, safety and optimum performance. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced runner, here are some tips on the right outfit to adopt for le Bélier Trail.

Choose lightweight, breathable, quick-drying clothing to keep you cool and dry throughout your run. Synthetic materials such as polyester or nylon are recommended, as they wick away moisture and help regulate body temperature. You can also choose garments made from merino wool, a soft, thermoregulating material.

For the upper body, choose a technical t-shirt which, thanks to its breathable, quick-drying material, reduces the risk of chafing. A close-fitting cut will also reduce the risk of skin overheating. A little thicker, it will take less time to get wet, but will keep you warmer: it's up to you to decide which you prefer. You'll also find technical T-shirts with mesh sections, particularly under the arms.

In case of bad weather, complete your outfit with a windproof or waterproof jacket to protect you from the elements. A minimalist, compact jacket can be stowed more easily in your backpack once the downpour has passed.

For the lower body, choose running shorts or tights that allow you to move freely without feeling restricted. This will depend on how sensitive you are to friction.

Don't forget to wear quality running socks. Avoid cotton socks, as they tend to retain moisture, which can lead to blisters and irritation. Instead, choose socks made from synthetic fibers or merino wool, which wick away moisture and reduce the risk of chafing and blisters.

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Accessories :

In terms of accessories to have with you on the big day, a cap or visor will effectively protect you from the sun and keep perspiration away from your eyes, but will also be useful in case of rain. Don't forget to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays.

Trail poles are also useful, especially on longer formats. They offer extra support on steep climbs and help maintain balance on technical descents. By reducing the load on your legs, they also take the strain off your muscles. When choosing trail poles, make sure they're lightweight, height-adjustable and easy to fold up to slip into your hydration pack or quiver.

To carry all the equipment you need, such as water, snacks or your cell phone, choose a hydration pack or belt. The latter offers ample storage capacity, and you'll be able to fit a water pouch inside. Make sure you choose a bag that adapts well to your morphology, with adjustable straps for optimum fit.

The hydration belt, on the other hand, is ideal for shorter distances where you don't need to carry as much gear. It's worn around the waist and has compartments for water flasks, energy gels and even small items such as keys or a cell phone. Make sure the belt is adjustable and stays in place during your run.

Finally, whatever your choice, make sure you stay hydrated and eat regularly throughout your run.

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