ESCAPE Boudicca Way Ultra 2024

Starting out at Diss we will run the 36 mile Boudicca Way, taking in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, before finishing at Norwich Station.

The route showcases some of the best parts of Norfolk, passing through several picturesque villages, with lots of local history and nature to take in. The run is fully guided by qualified run leaders, it’s not a race, and is perfect for someone wanting to run their first ultra. We want people to be able to enjoy the satisfaction that comes from running an ultra, whilst being able to enjoy the scenery at a relaxed pace, and hopefully learning something new about the county of Norfolk along the way.

You can find out more about the Boudicca Way here



This run will be 36 miles long.

What pace will we be running at?

We will be running at a casual, social pace. These runs are not a race so please be aware that you may not be the slowest runner and we will be running at the pace of the slowest person. This event is perfect for anyone looking to run their first ultra, we would recommend that you have run at least a marathon before.

Experience Level? Intermediate

How long will we be running?

We allow 9 hours for this event, but this will depend on the abilities of the people attending. We want everyone to be able to enjoy it without feeling rushed.

Getting to the start and parking?

The run starts at Diss Station and finishes at Norwich Station. So is perfect for parking at Norwich, catching a train to Diss, then running back to your car.

What’s included?

  • Fully qualified and experienced Run Leader to guide you on the trails.
  • Fully stocked aid stations every 10 miles.
  • Bespoke wooden medal. 
  • For every entry £1 will be donated to the Norfolk Trails team to help with the upkeep of the trail.

What will I need?

A recommended kit list will be supplied before the event.

Most importantly a willingness to enjoy the trails and have fun.

Please read ESCAPE trails T&C’s

Optional Extra – We also have training plans available for this event, which have been written specifically for Boudicca Way by qualified Ultramarathon Coach Neil Staveley.


11 05 24


9:00 am - 6:00 pm




Gilray Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4EU


ESCAPE trails


Lisa Mason
Lisa Mason
I did the Intro to Trail Running workshop with Escape trails. It was a really enjoyable day, with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. It was informative and fun and finished with a wonderful run through the forest putting what we'd learnt into practice.
Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
This was a great experience. My first 10Km in a very very long time. Everyone made me extremely welcome and calmed my nerves. I will be back on a regular basis to run in great surroundings with this guided group who didn’t leave me behind, thank you.
Vivienne Taylor
Vivienne Taylor
29th October 10k run with Neil and Lin in Thetford Forest was brilliant. Well organised, relaxed with no time pressure a group of us ran in the autumn sunshine enjoying a varied trail of paths through the forest. A very friendly group with some first time 10k runners along with more experienced trail runners. I’ll be back for another run and will challenge myself to do the 16k next time. A great way to spend a Sunday morning. Thanks Escape Trails.
James Nightingale
James Nightingale
Saffron H
Saffron H
Myself and a friend ran the wroxham/Hoveton route. It was our first ever trail run and Neil and the other runners were so supportive and accommodating. We've already decided to book another in the near future.
Chelsea Forwood
Chelsea Forwood
Really enjoyed taking part in a guided run, was taken on a lovely route with some interesting information given on stops along the route. Run was relaxed and inclusive of pace. Friendly run leaders. Definitely will go again.
Rob Blowers
Rob Blowers
If you are thinking of booking and not sure it’s simple - just go for it! Neil and his team run excellent events and I’ve never left a single one without a big smile on my face. A great way to clear your mind from the real world, enjoy great company and learn from experienced coaches.
James Wright
James Wright
Have done a few runs with ESCAPE trails now, the most recent being a fantastic headtorch run through the Norfolk countryside. Events are always fun, inclusive and great value.
Ros Blackmore
Ros Blackmore
We did a 10k guided run in Thetford Forest on Christmas Eve, lovely friendly and well organised run, nice easy pace, no one got left behind. Loved it, and highly recommend 👌
Jenny Davies
Jenny Davies
I really enjoyed the run. Nice gentle pace, very friendly and informative.