Never Stop Learning

As a child the education system didn’t suit me, I spent my time trying to hide in the background, bumbling through school, doing just enough to get through, until I was old enough to leave. Then when I left I got the first job that came along, and got stuck there for 24 years, feeling unmotivated and uninspired, wanting to leave but never knowing how.

Fast forward to 2019, I quit that job and lept into the unknown, started my own business, and started doing something that I’m hugely passionate about. I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m not the most qualified person out there, but what I can promise you, is that I’m incredibly passionate about getting you out on those trails, no matter what your ability. That’s why since setting up ESCAPE trails I haven’t stopped doing something that I never managed to do at school – learning.

That’s why, over the past 6 months I haven’t stopped reading books, listening to podcasts, talking to coaches, doing courses (like the one in the pic), and prepping for doing my full coaching qualification next year. So that when you’re out on the trails with me I can give you the confidence that I know my stuff, making you feel more relaxed, giving you the best experience possible, and ultimately giving you the confidence to hit the trails, and hopefully igniting your own passion for trail running and the sport that has had such a positive impact on my life.

Doing something that I care about so much means that I know I will never reach the point where I won’t want to learn more, nor will I ever feel like I know enough. So follow your passions and never stop learning people, you never know where it might lead you………..

Don’t just take our word for it

  • positive review  I absolutely loved the Intro to Trail Running at Harling Woods this morning. Neil and Hannah shared their knowledge from what kit you need to hill trail running. I even learned some new stretches at the end that I will be introducing regularly. The forest was beautiful and the pace was social so all abilities were included. Everyone had a big grin on their faces and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Escape Trails is perfectly named. After the crazy fortnight I have just had I really did feel I had escaped for a few hours. I feel physically and mentally energised. Thank you Neil and Hannah, I look forward to joining you again soon 😀

    Heather Dagraca Avatar Heather Dagraca
    March 14, 2020
  • positive review  I just wanted to say a big thank you to Neil and Hannah, for my intro to trail running at West Harling Woods. I am new to running, but am drawn to running off road, what a great location to try it out in. The hosts were very knowledgeable, I learned a lot about equipment, techniques and warming up and down and had fun too! Thanks guys, I will definitely be joining you for a guided run soon.

    Steven Turner Avatar Steven Turner
    March 15, 2020
  • positive review  Had a really great run tonight with Neil around the trails of Wroxham and the surrounding area. It was a great group to run with. Highly recommended. Thank you.

    Paul Gerber Avatar Paul Gerber
    June 30, 2020
  • positive review  Neil and Hannah are brilliant hosts for any trail runner looking to run off road. Full of knowledge and enthusiam it was a pleasure to take part in the Intro to Trail Running at Harling Woods. A great venue and everyone had a great time. Looking forward to taking part in more Escape Trails runs!

    Stephanie Brighton Avatar Stephanie Brighton
    March 14, 2020