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BACKGROUND

Join us this spring for a 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 alongside tips on how to progress your training. The series starts with a 6km in April and finishing with an 8km event in May. It's perfect for those who are maybe new to trail running; would like to be inspired to reach a 10km goal; improve fitness; learn about how to be a stronger runner 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. We walk anything too steep and it's a good opportunity to get some trail running tips from our leaders along the way.

Each run costs £15 if you book separately. You can also sign up to both using the 3rd payment option below.

We have safe COVID-19 working practices in place which ensure social distancing and maximum numbers are relevant to current government guidelines. Your safety and enjoyment are our priority.

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

Ashridge House is just 40 minutes North West of London with train links from Euston. The nearest train stations are Tring and Berkhamsted where there are taxi ranks available. There is an on-site free car park. Accommodation is available nearby, please get in touch if you would like any recommendations.

ABILITY

We recommend you have completed the 'couch to 5km program'. 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. First time trail runners welcome!

TIMING & LOCATION

Registration by 8.30am, at Ashridge House, a beautiful country estate. Toilets and free onsite parking is available. The event will finish around 10.30am.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A Run Leader for the team, with you every step of the way!
  • Bag storage
  • Trail running instruction
  • A supportive and great way to improve fitness and complete a 10km trail run
  • Inspiring trails!

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel

KIT

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. Trail shoes are essential particularly at this time of year. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status Pay Now
09th May 2021 09th May 2021 0.5 5 A1, A2, A3 50 £15 Few Remaining

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PAYMENT

You can make payment above, using any form of payment (PayPal, Debit / Credit Card) on a laptop. If you are browsing from a mobile or tablet you will need to make payment by a PayPal account. You cannot purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, so please enter seperate transactions. If you would like to buy multiple or group tickets or indeed prefer to make payment by bank transfer, please get in touch here. Once you've paid via PayPal you will be taken to a booking form, please fill in your details, if this does not load please email us.

We aim to respond to every booking within 24hrs. Our email will include your joining instructions and any other relevant details. Please check your spam folder for our email and if you haven't heard anything from us within 48hrs please get in touch!

AVAILABILITY

Availability Status Definitions:

  • Available – the trip is available – please go ahead and book!
  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip, sign up quick!
  • Sold out - sorry you've just missed it, please get in touch to get on the reserve list or create a bespoke trip!
  • Register Interest - let us know you are interested in booking.

If there are are no dates listed - we will be looking to put up new dates soon, get in touch if you would like to register interest or book a private trip.

Difficulty

Difficulty of route, ascent per day, fitness required and experience (if in doubt call the office to find out more).

A(easy)
Easy undulating trails at low levels of elevation and relatively small amounts of cumulative ascent (up to around 500m).
B(moderate)
Some steeper sections on trails. Good fitness is required and total cumulative ascent may reach 1000m.
C(challenging)
Many steep sections with long climbs up hill. Expect long days out of up to 6-8hrs and cumulative ascent of around 1500m ascent.
D(strenuous)
Steep mountain trails with passes and anything over 2000m cumulative ascent. You need to be in top physical and mental condition and be prepared for long days.
E(extreme)
Basic mountaineering skills required / 2000m+ ascent.

Ability

When you sign to an event you will be placed in a group that matches your running ability (based on what you tell at the time of booking). You will be running as a team, led by your Run Leader / Trail Running Guide. These are the approximate pacing for each group as measured over 10km.

1(EXPLORER)
12-14.5 mins / mile or 7.5-9 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 76-90 mins
2(CRUISER)
10-12 mins / mile or 6-7.5 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 61-75 mins
3(STRIDER)
8-9 mins / mile or 5-6 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 50-60 mins
4(MOUNTAIN GOAT)
7 mins / mile or 4.5 mins / km on the flat
You usually run 10km in 45 mins or less

Reviews

"Great run through some stunning trails. Thank you so much Simon for the fun social run and trail running economy tips. Looking forward to the next one!" Mark, April 2021

"I participated in two Run the Wild events over the last two weekends... and it has been an awesome experience. Great run leaders (excellent running knowledge and experience plus very interesting local knowledge shared). Combine that with brilliant trails and it has been an experience that I highly recommend. Thanks Run the Wild, I will definitely be back for more! Also, just love their motto... Exploring places not running races." Ashley, April 2021

"Thank you for a great Sunday morning, Lucy and Chris were really great!" Natalie, February 2020

"Thanks once again for another well organised weekend trail run! Chris, February 2020

"Loved it again today. Thank you again!" Amanda, February 2020

"We had a great time yesterday on our 6km run. To be honest I was a little worried before coming along that I would have been out of my depth. I found it hard but had a great morning. It was also a great way of seeing the local countryside and spending a lovely couple of hours with my wife. I thought it was pitched perfectly and can't wait for the next one!" Ben & Debs, January 2020

"Just wanted to say a thank you and how much I enjoyed the morning. Our guide Andy was awesome and gave some great tips." Amanda, January 2020