BACKGROUND

Every trail runner should know how to efficiently run in the dark! We will take you through the techniques of trail running at night. From looking at different types of head torches to how best to avoid trail furniture, we will help you master this exciting but often tricky facet of trail running. You will be led by qualified mountain trail running guides / UK Athletics coaches along country trails which wind through the Ashridge forest and open fields. It's a great opportunity to get out running in a safe environment with a group of like-minded runners as well as learning along the way, especially if you are interested in multi-day adventures and ultraruns. It's possible we may also see some wildlife, including the fallow deer local to the area as well as owls and badgers. As with all Run the Wild events, it's a team event so you will be grouped with similar ability runners and led by one of our Run Leaders who will route find and set the pace for you. We walk anything steep and there will be a few times we stop for briefings and instruction but arrive ready for a trail run!

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

You will need to arrange your own transport to Berkhamsted train station for the start of the adventure, but there are regular trains from London Euston (every 20 minutes) which take around 30 minutes and there is also an onsite car park should you prefer to drive. Berkhamsted train station has toilet facilities and is walking distance from the main town.

ABILITY

We will group participants by their ability but you need to be have run at least 10km distance in the past.

TIMING & LOCATION

The event will start at 7pm at Berkhamsted Station and finish around 9pm (full details in your booking pack).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Kit Storage
  • A Lead Runner for the team, with you every step of the way
  • 7 miles of night time trail running
  • Instruction on head torch use and trail running technique in the dark
  • Ability to sample selection of head torches from Suprabeam

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Personal insurance (recommended)
  • Travel to / from Berkhamsted Station

KIT

You can see a list of the mandatory kit for this trip here. When you book you will be sent a list of recommended items as well. If you have any questions regarding kit requirements please contact us.

Booking

Start Date End Date Days Mileage Grade Spaces Price Status    
16th April 2019 16th April 2019 0.5 7 A1, A2, A3, A4 18 £15 Available Book Now  

AVAILABILITY

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Reviews

"It gave me opportunity to do something I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do by myself and inspired me to find more trail adventures - especially with run the wild!!" Francesca - February 2019

"Excellent fun - new challenge too!" Andrea - February 2019

"Awesome!" Clare - December 2017