BACKGROUND

Every trail runner should know how to efficiently run in the dark! On this dark Friday evening, in the depths of winter we will take you through the basics 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 local English Athletics qualified Run Leaders 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. 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!

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

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.

ABILITY

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

TIMING & LOCATION

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

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Kit Storage
  • A Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way
  • Run the Wild tech t-shirt
  • 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
  • Hot drink and biscuit stop on the route

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel to / from Berkhamsted Station

KIT

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status  
08th December 2017 08th December 2017 1 7 A1, A2, A3, A4 12 £45 Guaranteed Book Now

AVAILABILITY

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