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Introduction to Trail Running

Are you interested in learning how to trail run? Get started with a guided session on the Clent Hills.

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Are you interested in learning how to trail run, looking to transition from road running to trail running or maybe you’ve been out on the trails before and are looking for a bit of extra knowledge? Join the session to learn how to make your trail running safer and more enjoyable. Our introduction to trail running workshop with expert coach Andy Pye is perfect for beginners and will give you all the tools you need to get started.

Trail running has seen a big upsurge in participation in recent years as many runners try and escape the hum of towns and cities, however taking your running off road can bring many new situations, steeper hills to go down (and up), more remote locations and definitely bigger rewards. Our expert coach from Trail Run West Midlands will guide you through taking your running off road safely so you can maximise the benefits.

What will be covered in the session? - Clothing and equipment - Safety - Warming up for the trails - Uphill and downhill running and hiking technique - Q&A – your chance to get the answers to your training questions

This is a practical session where you will be under the instruction and expert coaching of Andy Pye of Trail Run West Midlands a UKAthletics qualified Fell CiRF and UESCA Ultra coach, L4 S&C coach, and UKAthletics run leader. It will consist of practice and running with coaching from Andy.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £8.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Not suitable for children

Meeting point

Please meet at the Nimmings Road café for a 9am start. Usual parking charges apply (free for NT members).

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the weather, bring a raincoat in case it rains, wear off-road trainers and sportswear and bring a water bottle.

Accessibility

This session will involve running up and down steep hills. Suitable for those who can already run at least 5km on the road.

Other

The session starts and finishes at the National Trust Nimmings Wood car park. There are toilet facilities and a café here where you can buy refreshments. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time.

Contact info

Clent Hills Office

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Bluebell walks 2024 – 5 miles 

Join us for a guided walk discovering the bluebells at Clent Hills.

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28 Apr to 8 May 2024
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Bluebell walks 2024 – 3 miles 

Join us for a guided walk discovering the bluebells at Clent Hills.

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28 Apr 2024
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11:00 to 13:00
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Guided Walk - Historic Pub Walks 

Our guides share stories of the past, providing context to the historical significance of the pubs and sites you encounter.

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26 May 2024
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10:00 to 13:00
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Guided Walk - Summer walks 

Join us for a summer walk around the Clent Hills.

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12 Jun to 30 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 13:00
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