Trail Running in Devon

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New Date for Haldon Tight, Sunday June 15

The Haldon Tight trail run, which was due to take place on Match 22, will now take place on Sunday June 15.

We were forced to postpone it because of the number of fallen trees on the route. A large number of trees have fallen since the Valentine’s Day storms, a situation which has been made worse by the recent heavy rain. The easiest thing to do was to reschedule, which will give the Forestry Commission time to remove the trees. The distance of the main event has also been reduced to 10km, to accommodate the new route.

Second Petzl Wild Night Run A Big Success

Wild Running’s Wild Night Run on March 1, 2014 was a big success, with more than 200 entries from across the south of England and almost universally positive feedback.

We were keen to make the route a well lit affair,  so had 200 reflective ski poles specially imported for the occasion.

The atmosphere was buzzing, partly thanks to blue grass band Gidleys Turn, who,played the runners out and back  from South Brent village hall. You can see results here http://www.racesplitter.com/races/AC890EC45 and pics at http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-JfSFb/i-QT6vJgC. Also look out for the race blog.

Dartmoor WR camps   Saturday May 24 to Tuesday May 27, July 18-20, August 1-3

A three or four day wild running and wild camping journey across Dartmoor.

Run at your own pace by day through the South West’s most beautiful and wild scenery. You will be encouraged by our friendly and experienced guides and your luggage will be taken care of.

At the end of each day we will cook locally sourced food on an open fire, whilst you rest, digest and compare tales. Engaging evening speakers will bring to life the wilderness before you sleep under the stars and wake, rested, to the sun at your tent door at dawn. Along the way there will be some surprise discoveries…

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Runfree

Richard Askwith’s excellent new book about running for running’s sake, appreciating the landscape and what he refers to as the Five Stages of Running.  It’s an unpreposessing and unpatronising largely biographical account, full of playful descriptions and ghost written, we suspect, by his canine Nutmeg. Oh and there’s a whole chapter on Wild Running, we thought you’d want to know! You can avoid the Amazon train and get it here at this website.

GUIDED RUNS

Running weekends

Wild Running weekends are guided running tours within Dartmoor National Park or on the South West Coast path, which provide inspiring and challenging running experiences with professional instructors.

Bespoke packages extend from two hours to two full days and we will arrange this at your convenience, taking in to account your accommodation needs, which we can pre-book while taking care of all luggage transportation.

You choose your level of ability or preference and the package and we will plan the routes for you, while offering you expert local knowledge and logistics. We will also book your accommodation and evening meal upon request.

Weekly Runs

Evening runs from October to March are generally Night Runs, and head torches are provided by our guides. Night –running adds another dimension to the Wild Running experience, but suitable footwear and clothing will be required for prevalent weather conditions.

Usual distances for evening Wild Runs are approx 6-7 miles, roughly 10km, and usually last around 1-1.5 hours, depending on location and terrain. The evening is generally rounded off with a drink and chat in a nearby pub.

From the Blog

  • TikaR+Petzl Headtorch ReviewMarch 10, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    Review of the Petzl Tikka R+  By Adam Diamantes   First Impressions / Build Quality The Petzl Tikka R+ certainly looks good. It has a modern design with smooth rounded edges and is available in orange and black, blue and white or green and white. It feels solid and well constructed. You can instantly see […]

  • WNRpic22014 Petzl Wild Night RunMarch 10, 2014 - 12:27 pm

      Wild Night Run Race Report Night racing is a sight for sore eyes in the south west of England, being still in its infancy, especially in fell running form. The sight of a human conga of head torches streaming across Dartmoor, could have lifted the spirits of anyone watching the second Petzl Wild Night […]

  • wayefarmpic1Waye Farm, ThrowleighFebruary 25, 2014 - 10:31 pm

                  Waye Farm, Throwleigh (near Chagford) A gut feeling and a trusted recommendation, led us to this lovely farm house and converted barn, just a few minutes walk from the tiny village of Throwleigh, on the eastern flank of Dartmoor. You can normally tell when the landlord and lady […]

  • HaldonflyerjpegHaldon Tight 12km Trail Run at Embercombe and Haldon Forest Now a Day Time EventFebruary 13, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Haldon Tight Trail Running day, Saturday March 22, 2014 The organisers have changed the time of this event from a night run, to a morning run,  in order to accommodate more entrants. This is a fun family day out with three multi-terrain races along forest paths and cycle tracks, for adults down to under 8s. […]

Wild Night Run Video

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