Trail Running in Devon

Paradise and Back 2014

Wild Running launches the Dark Dart Dash 10km night run on Thursday  December 18

Tickets are now on sale  here

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

P&BlogoBlue Skies and more than 100 runners

Line up…

Sponsored by Ellis Brigham

Results  5km and the 10km 


Thanks to everyone who took part, the marshals, to Ellis Brigham our sponsors and to Bristol Physio…See you next year!

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

5 K Run 1km RunHaldon Tight


Wild Running teams up with the National Trust

We are teaming up with the National Trust to offer guided night runs on National Trust properties in the South West of Devon and around south west Dartmoor.







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.


From the Blog

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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

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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