Winter has waved it's magic or shall I say mud and the trails are providing some great adventures in puddle jumping, mornings blanketed with low fog and fresh fresh air in abundance. And I have even been seen out in trousers! Whilst many of us reach for the duvet, winter is a great time to get out running whether it be for the first time ever or as part of your regular training plan. Time spent running at a 'chatty' pace is a good way of building a strong foundation for the months and events ahead. I am adding a lot more guided runs for 2020 and so read on to find out more.
Monthly Night Runs take place on a Tuesday each month (except August) at 7:30pm. Watch the seasons and the light change over the year.
If you would like to improve your trail running technique, learn how to tackle those hills and practise your running efficiency, come along to this half day session, Sunday 9th Feb - 12:30 - 16:30. Includes technique sessions, a social run and plenty of tea and cake.
If you needed an excuse to meet up with others, clear your head, breathe in fresh air and appreciate the beautiful outdoors this is it. Weekly Thursday runs from different start points around the Surrey Hills - Holmbury, Leith, Pitch, Abinger, St Marthas. Guided group run.
Sunday Socials runs will take place every Sunday at 8am from different locations across the Surrey Hills (Holmbury, Peaslake, Ranmore, St Marthas, Leith and more). Generally short (1 hour) and sometimes long (2 hours). Guided group run.
There is no such thing as bad weather....
It's very easy to look out of the window at the driving rain or frosty grass and put off that run for another day. Yet, I don't know anyone who has come back from a wet and windy run and not felt epic. So get the right kit and be bold in the cold.
Run Surrey Hills supported Anna McNuff to run barefoot across Britain
Yes that's right. Barefoot. Anna did and I didn't! Needing a guide to navigate the Surrey Hills, I helped Anna find her way from Dorking to Kingston. Turns out there is definitely a hierarchy of preference when it comes to running barefoot. Stones (much of the Downs - eek) bad, grass ok, mud great, tarmac fabulous ! Take a look at the photo to see how much I was enjoying the latter!
Use code WERUNTRAIL for FREE tickets to The National Running Show 25th & 26th Jan 2020.
If you love trail and I know you do! I will be hosting the Trail Zone at the National Running Show 2020 as part of the trail community I founded, We Run Trail. We have a whole host of things to do including some great Trail Chats from Emma Gould, GB Mountain Runner, Chris Nicholson, wheelchair trail racer and Claire Maxted of Wild Ginger Running and more. Come along, talk all things trail and catch up with friends. Get in touch if you could VOLUNTEER to be on the trail zone and share your trail enthusiasm.
If you have a trail running adventure or goal in mind or indeed you fancy joining me in wearing a wetsuit in the woods get in touch for a chat : )
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All round lover of wild running and wild swimming. UK Athletics Fell/Trail Running Coach, SwimRun Coach and Personal Trainer in the Surrey Hills