Run the Wild Technical Series - Night Run

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Organiser's Description

Every trail runner should know how to efficiently run in the dark! We will take you through the techniques of trail running at night, from looking at different types of head torches to how best to avoid trail furniture. We will help you master this exciting but often tricky facet of trail running. You will be led by qualified mountain trail running guides / UK Athletics coaches along country trails which wind through the Ashridge forest and open fields.

It's a great opportunity to get out running in a safe environment with a group of like-minded runners as well as learning along the way, especially if you are interested in multi-day adventures and ultraruns. It's possible we may also see some wildlife, including the fallow deer local to the area as well as owls and badgers. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and there will be a few times we stop for briefings and instruction but arrive ready for a trail run!


Races

  • Individual Entry 7 miles
    £15 CLOSED

Kit Storage

A Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way

7 miles of night time trail running

Instruction on head torch use and trail running technique in the dark

Ability to sample selection of head torches from Suprabeam

Hot refreshments at the finish


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Personal insurance (recommended)

Travel to / from Berkhamsted Station

You will need to arrange your own transport to Berkhamsted train station for the start of the adventure, but there are regular trains from London Euston (every 20 minutes) which take around 30 minutes and there is also an onsite car park should you prefer to drive. Berkhamsted train station has toilet facilities and is walking distance from the main town.

We will group participants by their ability but you need to be have run at least 10km distance in the past.

The event will start at 7pm at Berkhamsted Station and finish around 9pm (full details in your booking pack).

CLOTHES:

Wicking top and shorts or leggings

Socks (eg: Injinji)

Trail running shoes (sufficient tread)


WEATHER DEPENDENT ITEMS:

Lightweight waterproof jacket

Sun hat / cap

Warm hat and gloves


ACCESSORIES:

Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Lead Runners, Event Director as well as appropriate emergency services (charge before use and make sure it's in a waterproof case or bag)

Lightweight, comfortable running pack (max 12 litres)

Water Bottles / Bladder

Snacks to sustain you for the planned route

Waterproof bags / dry bags to keep stuff dry

Whistle (normally found attached to your bag)

Personal first aid kit (eg: blister packs, sunscreen, inhaler etc)

Please note: we will not be checking your kit on the day, but we highly recommend you bring these items for your safety.

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  • Individual Entry 7 miles
    £15 CLOSED
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