Last Sunday Reverse Running organized the first ever UK Backward Running Championships in Manchester, featuring 35 runners who ran a one mile race in the wrong direction. Garret Doherty of Ireland won the race with a time of 7:30.
Reverse running is the sport of running backwards and is known more widely around the world as Retro Running and Backward Running. It is also a ‘Super Exercise’ and could be the next big fitness craze. If running forwards isn’t your forte, maybe going backwards is. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll never look forward again.
photo by Harry Shakeshaft