Wild Running is staging the last winter run of the season in Haldon Forest on Saturday March 22
We are bringing the time of the event forward to 10am, in order to accommodate more families.
The Haldon Tight is an off road trail run, starting and finishing at Embercombe. Our aim to tap in to a latent enthusiasm for off road running, which we know is there lying dormant and to make this a great night out for seasoned club runners from across the South West, newcomers to off road running and families.
There will be three events, the 12km Haldon Tight, which will start at the same time as the also be a 5km Haldon In at 10.30am for runners who are over 11.
The 1km fun run gets under way at 10am. Registration opens at 9am. Hot refreshments will be available at Embercombe afterwards. Watch this space to book your ticket
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
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…
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.
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.
Wild Night Run Video
What people are saying about Wild Running
“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.”
“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.”
“Thanks so much again the wild running weekend was absolutely brilliant!”