Intro To Trail Running

We realise that leaving the roads behind and hitting the trails can be daunting at first, so that’s why we’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. We have lots of experience of trail running and will take the time to answer any questions you may have.

FAQs

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 we can answer any questions you may have and so that everyone feels comfortable.

What will I need?

We will be running over a variety of terrain and, whilst these runs will not be over too technical, terrain we 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 us on a run, please feel free to send us a message and we will do our best to advise.

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

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

Most importantly a willingness to learn and have fun.

Check the events page for upcoming dates and locations

We are also able to organise 1 to 1 and group runs for clubs, groups and businesses. Contact us to arrange.

Don’t just take our word for it

  • positive review  Did a run through the countryside of Hoveton last week with Escape Trails Joined by a cracking group of people, Neil led us over a lovely route at a nice steady pace. Suitable for runners of all levels.

    Clive Whiting Avatar Clive Whiting
    04/07/2020
  • 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
    30/06/2020
  • 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
    14/03/2020
  • positive review  Had a super morning with Neil, on a private organised group run with friends. 6 mile loop from Wroxham across beautiful trails. The time flew by! Would definitely recommend.

    Cassie Wildey Avatar Cassie Wildey
    26/07/2020
  • 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
    15/03/2020
  • 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
    14/03/2020