Spring Coastal Guided Trail Run 2024

Join us for a fully guided 19 mile trail run from Holme-Next-The-Sea to Wells-Next-The-Sea, this is a beautiful route following big sections of the Norfolk Coast Path. The route passes through small quaint villages, tidal marshes and pine woodlands, with endless opportunity to spot wildlife, and to see the big skies that Norfolk is famous for. There is also a cafe at the end in Wells, perfect for grabbing a cuppa and resting after the run.

What people said last year

” Well organised event, great group of people. Made to feel welcome. If you’re looking for a friendly and inclusive way to run long distance with great routes Escape Trails is a great option.”

FAQS

Distance

This run will be 19 miles long

What pace will we be running at?

ESCAPE trails events are not races, and we will be running at a conversational pace. You will be put into a group of runners of similar ability, but please be aware you may not be the slowest runner in your group, so you may need to run slower than you are used to.

Experience Level? Intermediate These runs are suitable for anyone that has a good level of experience with trail running. The terrain will be harder going than the beginner level, with more obstacles and possibly more incline to climb. These runs will generally be run at a quicker pace than those in the beginner level.

How long will we be running?

We allow 5 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, and to be able to take in the beautiful surroundings.

Parking?

There is parking at Holme-Next-The-Sea, which is a pay and display. You will need to make your own way back to your car at Holme from Wells if you park here. There is the regular Coasthopper bus that you can use for this if needed, which costs around £3.60

What will I need?

We will be running on a variety of terrain from small sections of road, tracks, hard-packed trails and sections of beach, so trail shoes would be advised.

Waterproof jacket and depending on the weather sun cream

At least 500ml of water and as many snacks as you think you’ll need.

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

What’s included?

A fully qualified Run Leader to guide you along the route, and show you points of interest, history, wildlife etc.

Fully stocked aid station at half way.

£1 of your entry fee will be donated to the Norfolk Trails Team, to help with the upkeep of the trails.

What’s not included?

Travel back to your car from the end point.

Please also read ESCAPE trails T&C’s

Date

07 04 24

Time

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

£25.00

Location

Holme-next-the-sea
Beach Road, Holme-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, PE36 6LG
Category

Organizer

ESCAPE trails
Phone
07795466446
Email
neil@escapetrails.co.uk

reviews

Anna Collins
Anna Collins
12/01/2024
Awesome morning out with Escape trails running 16k through gorgeous Thetford Forest. Well planned route, lots of fun facts given by Neil along the way. Well paced, everyone stuck together. Very friendly group of participants. Lots of chat and laughter made the 16k going by in a blink of an eye. I had been drawn to the event because it was not a race but a social run promising not to leave anyone behind. It delivered on this promise.
Lisa Mason
Lisa Mason
01/12/2023
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
01/11/2023
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
01/11/2023
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
04/09/2023
Saffron H
Saffron H
16/07/2023
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
03/04/2023
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
08/01/2023
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
01/01/2023
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
29/12/2022
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 👌