Trail Running Workshop

Are you looking to try trail running for the first time? Or maybe you want to learn how to become a more confident trail runner?

During this 4 hour workshop we will cover the skills you need to help you get more from your trail running, including technique, running over different terrain, uphill/downhill running and gear you may need.

We will be based in the fantastic Oak Lodge at High Lodge, which will provide us with a great space to have some indoor lessons, before heading out and having practical sessions on the beautiful trails of Thetford Forest.

At the end of this workshop you will leave feeling more confident about hitting the trails on your own.

FAQ’s

Who is this workshop aimed it? Anybody that wants to build their trail running skills, whether they are completely new to the sport or more experienced and want to improve. All we ask is that you can run a minimum of 5k.

What will we be covering?

  • During the workshop we will cover what trail running is, running technique, running over different terrain, uphill/downhill running, and what shoes and gear you may need.
  • There will be a fully qualified UK Athletics running coach on hand to answer any questions you have throughout the morning.
  • Our Run Leaders know High Lodge like the back of their hands, and will give out fascinating facts about the history and nature of Thetford Forest when we head out on to trails.

Will we be running for 4 hours? No, we will have some classroom sessions, and will be running around 2 hours in total.

What will I need?

  • Please come dressed appropriately for the weather, there may be a little wait between practical sessions so it’s important that you can stay warm.
  • Refreshments will be provided, but you may want to bring water with you for when we’re running.
  • The forest is quick draining, so even if we have heavy rain beforehand, road shoes will be fine.

What’s provided?

  • Fully qualified UK Athletics Running Coaches and Run Leaders
  • Discounted parking for the 4 hours
  • The size of the group will be kept small to ensure that everyone gets a good level of attention and help.
  • All attendees will receive a discount code for one of our 10k guided trail runs at High Lodge.

Date

23 07 22

Time

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

£40.00

Location

High Lodge
Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF
Category

Organizer

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

REVIEWS

Marianne Page
Marianne Page
25/04/2022
Verified
This was an amazing experience!! All fears were laid to rest with the friendly team at escape trails. A beautiful route. Being guided meant that there was no risk of getting lost!! Having fuelling stations made things easier and any additional kit close by just in case, even the weather was kind. Would definitely recommend Thank you Neil and Hannah
stephen bullard
stephen bullard
09/04/2022
Verified
Really good run along the river from Trowse. Good and clear communication prior to the event. On the day , Neil looks after you and nothing is too much trouble. If you have the chance, take on one of the events, you will not regret it.
Oliver Taylor
Oliver Taylor
29/03/2022
Verified
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 the a great option.
Charles Ballardini
Charles Ballardini
07/02/2022
Verified
I had a wonderful experience on their 10k guided run through Thetford Forest. I 100% recommend!
John Field
John Field
13/12/2021
Verified
I accompanied Neil and Hannah for a relaxed, sociable run through Thetford Forest (10k). It was slickly arranged (clear email communication) and a great way to meet some new people and break some fresh trails. Highly recommended!
John Crowley
John Crowley
25/11/2021
Verified
Really well planned, interesting routes, run at a casual, inclusive pace. Lovely people and very reasonable pricing.
Melanie Falconer
Melanie Falconer
13/11/2021
Verified
Great 10k trail run, very friendly guides and group, lovely route and lots of fun. Deffo recommend!
Claire Biddick
Claire Biddick
19/10/2021
Verified
Great company and excellent route mapped through Thetford Forest. I would highly recommend and look forward to exploring more trails :-)
Martin Edwards
Martin Edwards
05/10/2021
Verified
Had a great time running through Thetford. Would recommend to anyone. Easy paced and will be going on another run with them as soon as I can get the time :)
Rowena Middleton
Rowena Middleton
13/09/2021
Verified
Extremely friendly and chilled lot. Neil and Hannah are very lovely and this reflects on the business and the run. Communication prior to the run was really thorough with all relevant info to help you be at ease. I completed my first ever ultra distance as I ran the Boudicca Way with the gang and I had so much fun! The pace was sociable. I couldn’t recommend ESCAPE trails enough you’ll have a blast! I definitely want to run with this lot again : )