So you’ve heard the term Sky Running but what actually is it? Well it’s an international series of running races held in the mountains, with most events having a VK or vertical kilometre – 1km of ascent in as short an amount of horizontal distance as possible, basically straight up! – a mountain marathon and ultra up to around 80km.

If you’d like to know more thenΒ Emelie Forsberg appears in the CNN video below where she explains the concept and her background in Sky Running.

If these kind of events sound like your cup of tea, then you may be interested to hear that this year a UK based Sky Running series was launched, running alongside the existing international calendar of events.