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Intro To Trail Running Harling

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


I realise that leaving the roads behind and hitting the trails can be daunting at first, so that’s why I’ve organised these runs. They will be aimed at trail running novices and we will cover what kit you need, technique, and tips and advice on how to enjoy trail running. I have lots of experience of trail running and will take the time to answer any questions you may have.



4-5 miles – Please note that whilst aiming to be as accurate to this as possible, in some circumstances I may be slightly over or under this mileage, but this will be very slightly.

What pace will we be running at?

These runs are aimed at people that are hitting the trails for the first time, so the pace will be slow enough that I can answer any questions you may have and so that everyone feels comfortable. These events are about having fun not racing, and will feature plenty of breaks to answer questions, catch our breath.

How long will we be running?

I allow 3 hours for this event, but this will depend on the abilities of the people attending. I want everyone to be able to enjoy it without feeling rushed, and to have time to answer any questions that you may have.


There is plenty of off road parking, although the track to it can be a little bumpy so I would advise against turning up in anything that’s only a couple of centimeters off the ground.


There are no public toilets nearby. There may possibly be some in East Harling 3 miles away, or at Forest Holidays near to where we will be running, but I can not guaranty there will be any accessible to general public.

What will I need?

We will be running over a variety of terrain and, whilst these runs will not be over too technical, terrain I would advise trail shoes if possible, but road shoes will do if we’ve had dry weather. If you need any advice on shoes before joining me on a run, please feel free to send me a message and I will do my best to advise.

A waterproof jacket and, depending on the weather conditions, sun cream.

Enough water and snacks to last, with preferably at least 500ml of water.

Most importantly a willingness to learn and have fun.


Although I do not offer refunds in general, if the event is cancelled due to conditions out of my control,  where possible I will give at least 24 hours notice, and I will offer a transfer to another event or an 100% refund.

Please also read ESCAPE trails T&C’s here – https://escapetrails.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/

This event has been approved by Forestry England


March 14
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


ESCAPE trails


West Harling Circular walk Parking
West Harling Circular Walk Parking, West Harling Road
West Harling, Norfolk NR16 2SE United Kingdom
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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  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
  • 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