Trail Running in Devon


Paradise and Back 10km and 5km Trail Run, Leigh Woods Bristol

Sponsored by Ellis Brigham 


Sunday September 28, 2014

Bristol’s top rated Paradise and Back trail run, returns this autumn: Paradise and Back, now in its second year, will pass through ancient forests, bicycle trails, and along Avon tow paths, through beautiful surroundings, which are a million miles away from your city 10km or half marathon.

We have created two events, the 10km Paradise and Back and a 5km run Almost Paradise, which is one small loop.

See what Runners World Reviewers had to say here:

In taking part, you’ll also be supporting Above and Beyond Charity and helping to support the Forestry Commission in maintaining their trails and natural heritage, which belongs to you.

There will be music and sports goods available, and category prizes for all events, as well as locally crafted wooden medals.

The results for the first Haldon Tight trail  run, can be found here 5km

5 K Run 1km RunHaldon Tight






We are offering guided running tours in the beautiful trails around the Auvergne this October, from our lovely six bedroom gite, which sleeps 12.


WILD RUNNING CAMP, SCOTLAND. 5 NIGHTS, 6 DAYS  (Starts Sunday September 7, 2014)

You are invited to run in one of the most remote and inspiring areas of the UK. Welcome to breathtaking Wester Ross, in the North West Highlands, where the mountains meet the sea.

We will spend most nights in an isolated yet fully equipped cottage, 3 miles from any road. Nestled at the foot of the iconic Ben Eighe mountain, surrounded by truly spectacular scenery.

We will be running on carefully selected routes, over mountain ridges, including some of the classic munros, through mountain passes and along rugged coastlines. Running will be at your own pace and distances, to suit your ability.

Enjoy delicious locally sourced food every day. Be inspired by engaging local experts, who will give talks on topics from the stars, to crofting, to the whales who frequent the local seas.

*Optional excursions include sea kayaking and whale watching should your legs need a rest. £150 deposits accepted.

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What people are saying about Wild Running

Adharanand Finn

“Wild Running is a joyous, exhilarating way to spend a weekend. If you’re training for a marathon or an ultramarathon, it’s a world away from the monotonous pounding of city pavements.”

Adharanand FinnAuthor of Running With Kenyans (The Guardian)

“Wild running guides Ceri and Mark were superb. A great route was planned with enough challenge but flexible too- to accommodate my speed and endurance levels. They quickly found my pace, and gave encouragement to push a bit harder and offered welcome advice from their wealth of experience of ultrarunning giving me much more confidence for my next challenge ahead. Looking forward to getting out on the trails of Dartmoor again and will certainly run with Wild Running and hope to share a well earned pint too afterwards with them both.”

Nick AshbeeLondon

“Thanks so much again the wild running weekend was absolutely brilliant!”

Devkee TrivediEdmonton Runners

“Despite the rain, had a totally awesome time. Fell in a lot of bogs, swam under some very cold waterfalls, was asked by some squaddies if I was racing with the SAS, rescued 2 young lambs from certain death and saw more archaeology in 4 days than I have since my last dig nearly 25 years ago.  So it really isn’t just about the running. “

Lou BarnesPaediatric nurse, wild runner, twitter queen