Winter 10k Buildup Series - Race 1
Join us this winter for a pre-breakfast guided trail run through the beautiful woods and open ridgelines of the Chiltern Hills! Along the way you will learn trail running techniques and explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, famous for its use in filming locations.
All abilities are catered for, but this series is particularly aimed at those wishing to build up to running a 10km on trails, starting with a 6km event in January. It's perfect for those who are maybe new to trail running; would like to be inspired in those winter months; reach a 10km goal; improve fitness; or indeed would like to meet other like minded runners. 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 experienced Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way.
We will start each run at the Musette Cafe, based in the quintessentially English village of Aldbury. All our guides are local UKA Coaches, and when not running can be seen sipping coffee at Musette's. We will end the run back at the cafe which is a great place to get a post run coffee, smoothie or a freshly cooked trail runners' breakfast!
The event is easily accessible, just 40 minutes North West of London by rail or road and there is free on-site parking for all runners.
THE RUN THE WILD COVID-19 REFUND GUARANTEE:
At Run the Wild we are passionate about getting you out onto the trails. If you book directly with us on any of our trips after the 1st May 2020, and if Run the Wild have to cancel or postpone a trip due to COVID-19 government restrictions, you can either postpone your place free of charge or receive a full refund. This is in addition to our Terms & Conditions.
We are following current UK Government guidelines in delivering trail running trips. They are conducted in line with England Athletics guidelines to ensure your safety. In addition, you will need to carry with you (not wear) on all of our trips until further notice a vapour resistant face mask (we will have these for sale for £2 if you arrive without one) and personal alcohol-based hand gel as well as adhering to current social distancing guidelines.
All UK events are held in the outdoors with no requirement to be indoors at any time. All clients are asked to confirm they are exhibiting no symptoms prior to coming to a Run the Wild event, and are required to carry a vapour resistant face mask (checked on arrival), and hand gel. All participant contact details are recorded which can be shared upon request with the government’s Test and Trace initiative. All guides carry a mask and hand sanitisers, and have been briefed on COVID-19 protocols in case of an emergency situation where the administering of first aid is required. In line with England Athletics guidance, and the provision of a COVID-19 secure environment, groups will be limited to a maximum of 12 clients per run leader/coach or when relevant will reflect any changes to the guidelines. We typically operate at a much lower guide to client ratio than this limit. These precautions will enable the continued safe running of our trips, thank you.
What we ask of you, the client:
- Please do not attend any of our trips if you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, or if someone in your household is and requires you to self-isolate. - Ensure you carry a vapour resistant face mask and personal alcohol-based hand gel, as you run. - Please remain in your vehicle until you are asked to meet your run guide. - Adhere to current social distancing guidelines before, during and after your run, with regards to other runners, and other trails users and members of the public. - Good hygiene must be practised at all times. This includes bringing your own hand sanitiser, keeping the touching of gates to an absolute minimum, and a strict policy of no spitting while running. - Please check your local government guidelines in regards to travel, public transport and overnight accommodation.
A Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way!
Trail running instruction
A supportive and great way to improve fitness and complete a 10km trail run
You will need to arrange your own transport to the start of the adventure in Aldbury, but there are regular trains from London Euston to Tring Station which take around 40 minutes and is only a short walk to the meeting point. There is also an onsite free car park should you prefer to drive. Accommodation is available nearby, please get in touch if you would like any recommendations.
This series is aimed at those would like to buildup their fitness over 3 months in order to complete a 10km. Each event is slightly longer than the previous, starting with the first event in January at 6km and ending with a 10km in March. It follows on from the 'Couch to 5km program', but is great for all runners who want to get out on the trails in the winter months. It's a great way to get fit, be inpsired by like minded runners and also get top tips and instruction from our Lead Runners.
We will cater for the following paces: 5-7km and 8-11km an hour on the flat or road. The event is inclusive to new runners and also those who are regularly out on the trails. We will group participants by their ability but you need to have run 5km in the past (doesn't need to have been a race time). The Lead Runner for your group will route find and as all with our running adventures you will be expected to run as part of the team. First time trail runners welcome!
The event will start at 8.30am, at the Musette's, Aldbury which has free parking and is walking distance from Tring Station with direct train connections to London Euston. The event will finish before 10am (full details in your booking pack).
Race dates are as follows. You can enter each individually, or get an entry to the 3 event series for a discounted price of £35
Race 1 - January 24th
Race 2 - February 21st
Race 3 - March 21st
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