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BACKGROUND

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 first run in January costs £10 with each other run costing £15 if you book separately but if you sign up to all 3 it costs £35 in total (use the last option on the booking form for this option).

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. 

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

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.

ABILITY

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!

TIMING & LOCATION

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).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A Lead Runner 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 to / from Musette's Aldbury
  • Food & Drinks

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 Pay Now
26th January 2020 26th January 2020 0.5 4 A1, A2, A3 25 £10 Available

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23rd February 2020 23rd February 2020 0.5 5 A1, A2, A3 25 £15 Available

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22nd March 2020 22nd March 2020 0.5 6 A1, A2, A3 25 £15 Available

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26th January 2020 22nd March 2020 3 x 0.5 4, 5 & 6 A1, A2, A3 25 £35 Available

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PAYMENT

You can make payment above, using any form of payment (PayPal, Debit / Credit Card). If you are browsing from a mobile or tablet you will need to make payment by PayPal. You cannot purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, so please enter seperate transactions or get in touch with us to buy mulitple tickets via bank transfer. If you prefer to make payment by bank transfer, please get in touch here.

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

Ability of Group – based on your running speed and experience (we will verify at the time of booking). You will be running as a team and therefore you will be running at the speed of the Lead Runner.

1(jogger)
3-4 miles an hour / 5-7km an hour on the flat
2(strider)
5-6 miles an hour / 8-10km an hour on the flat
3(runner)
7-8 miles an hour / 11-13km an hour on the flat
4(mountain goat)
9-10 miles an hour / 14-16km an hour on the flat