Guided trail runs

Here at Escape trails we offer guided trail running experiences around Norfolk and Suffolk.

Whether you’re an experienced trail runner or a novice, we organise these guided trail runs to cater for all abilities. We have lots of experience on the local trails and have planned different routes with a real variety of terrain and distance, so even if you have experience on the trails we can still find new trails for you to explore.

The runs are social and supportive and no one gets left behind. There will be lots of opportunities to take photos, and more importantly to take in the surrounding nature.

FAQs

What pace will we be running at?

When you sign up for an event you will be asked for a rough 5k, 10k or half marathon time, we will then use this to place you in a group with people of a similar ability, you will not be running at that pace.

All runs are led at a conversational pace, ESCAPE trails events are about taking in the scenery and enjoying the trails, not racing. Please be aware that you may not be the slowest person in your group, and you may need to run at a slower pace than normal.

What will I need?

We will be running on a variety of terrain from forest tracks to hard-packed trails so trail shoes, while not essential, would be advised – and be prepared to get them muddy!

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.

Experience Level?

All of our events have a required level of experience listed, making it easier for you to pick which runs you think are suitable for you, and which you’ll get the most enjoyment from. These are –

  • Easy – These runs are suitable for anyone that’s been running on the road, and is now taking their first steps in to trail running. The terrain will be mostly flat, with very few obstacles. They are also suitable for anyone that is looking for a nice relaxed run, where they can just enjoy the trails without having to worry about pace.
  • 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 easy level, with more obstacles and possibly more incline to climb. These runs will generally be run at a quicker pace than those in the easy level.
  • Experienced – As the name suggests, these runs are suitable for experienced trail runners, that have experience with technical terrain and big inclines. These runs are generally outside of Norfolk and are in other parts of the UK.

Check the events page for upcoming dates and locations

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 : )