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INTRO TO TRAIL RUNNING: COTSWOLD HILLS
Join us on a spectacular trail day in the Cotswold Hills aimed at beginners to off-road running, but also open to all levels and experiences of running.
The day is designed to showcase all aspects of trail running, teaching you new skills, improving your running and technique, learn basic navigation, tips on nutrition, gear and giving you the confidence to get out and explore trails on your own.
Previous experience is not necessary. All runs will be at an easy, sociable pace.
Individual Entry£65 BOOK
- Trail running on spectacular trails
- Snacks and lunch
- A training plan based on your future running goals
- Running technique and advice from UK qualified coaches
- Two qualified trail running guides throughout
- Support vehicle throughout
Arrival / departure transportation
Insurance (REQUIRED before the trips departure - for accidents, health and emergency evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage or personal effects)
TRIP ADVENTURE GRADE: A1
MAX. 12 RUNNERS
Easy graded trails following very well established paths and trails (at times undulating) and route at low levels of elevation. Low cumulative levels of ascent over the duration of the trip (usually no more than 450 - 500m).
1 (TRAIL STARTER)
Suitable for slower, sociable paced runners and manageable by anyone in good health.
Day 1 - Arrival into Broadway / Intro to Trail Running
Distance: Approx. 8+ miles
Arrival this morning at our base camp in Broadway for 09:00. We’ll catch up over coffee and tea which gives us a chance to meet the rest of the group and a briefing of what you can expect from the day ahead.
We begin with a workshop on trail technique, getting our gear ready and head straight out onto the Cotswold hills for some spectacular trail running.
Taking an easy and sociable pace our morning run includes a tutorial on running technique and how to approach and descend hills.
We’ll be out on our feet for between 3 - 4 hours including the stops we make.
We’ll also be providing a session on the basics of route navigation.
Our support vehicle will be with us the entire time to provide snacks and drinks, with plenty of stops to take in the jaw-dropping Cotswold views.
We’ll get back on the trail after lunch to test out what we’ve learnt this morning, running some beautiful kilometres where we route back.
Back at our base for good byes with an expected departure of around 17:30.
Being a group of max. 12 runners with a mixture of ages and running abilities we may decide to split into flexible groups, all of which will be supported by our running guides who will travel with us on the trip.
By splitting the group will allow us all to move more fluidly, allowing all team members to run at their own comfortable pace, without feeling pressured.
The terrain is undulating and includes some steep up hill sections which we walk, as well as some shorter, steeper down hill sections at times.
We’ll be running through quaint villages, forested trails, through fields and rolling hills. Underfoot conditions consist of hard-packed and forested trails which make for very enjoyable running.
We run the trails in Spring when the forests and the countryside is lush and green. We can expect daily temperatures to sit on average of 20 degrees C, however being Britain there is every chance of a hot spell (25 degrees C) or a colder spell (sub-18 degrees C).
You should also prepare for the chance of rain and wind, as well as bright sunshine.
The journey will be hosted by two-qualified running guides, we’ll travel as a group at a sociable and easy running pace that suits everyone in the group.
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