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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! This is a new route so even if you've signed up before you're in for a great run!

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSPORT

You will need to arrange your own transport to Berkhamsted Cricket Club for the start of the adventure, but there are regular trains from London Euston to Berkhamsted (every 20 minutes) which take around 30 minutes. The start point is near the station, has free onsite parking and is only a few minutes walk away. 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 around 10km distance in the past.

TIMING & LOCATION

The event will start at 7pm, just a few minutes walk from Berkhamsted Station and finish around 9.30pm (full details in your booking pack).

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Kit Storage
  • A Run Leader for the team, with you every step of the way
  • 10km 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 Petzl
  • Hot refreshments and cookies at the finish

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 Pay Now
04th February 2021 04th February 2021 Evening 6 All 40 £17.50 Available

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Payment

You can make payment above, using any form of payment (PayPal, Debit / Credit Card) on a laptop. If you are browsing from a mobile or tablet you will need to make payment by a PayPal account. You cannot purchase multiple tickets in a single transaction, so please enter seperate transactions. If you would like to buy multiple or group tickets or indeed prefer to make payment by bank transfer, please get in touch here. Once you've paid via PayPal you will be taken to a booking form, please fill in your details, if this does not load please email us.

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AVAILABILITY

Availability Status Definitions:

  • Available – the trip is available, please go ahead and book!
  • Guaranteed – this trip is available but has also reached the minimum number to guarantee it running.
  • Few remaining – limited space left on the trip, sign up quick! 
  • Sold out - sorry you've just missed it, please get in touch to get on the reserve list or create a bespoke trip!
  • Register Interest - let us know you are interested in booking.
  • If there are are no dates listed - we will be looking to put up new dates soon, get in touch if you would like to register interest or book a private trip.

Reviews

"Fantastic experience running at night. Time to appreciate the stars and sounds of nature as well as run an exhilarating down hill single track through the woods. Great company and hints, tips and quirky facts along the way. Something for everyone. Thank you Run the Wild for organising it so well and making it a lot of fun." Emma, October 2020

"Thank you so much for Thursday Night Run. I really enjoyed it. Fantastic organisation and a great leader. I will certainly run again with Run the Wild!" Agnes, October 2020

"A brilliant evening!" Richard, October 2020

"I really enjoyed the run on Thursday, thanks. It was a great reminder of how running can be enjoyed for its own sake, a chance to take in your surroundings and a great distraction from the working week. It was well led and all the group seemed to have a great time. I'll definitely be signing up for another of your events and look forward to seeing you again then!" Alan, February 2020

"Thanks for a fantastic run!" Jason, February 2020

"Exploring the woods with nice people!" Tom, November 2019

"First event and totally enjoyed every minute of it, do it again definitely." Darren - November 2019

"Unmissable!" Chris - November 2019

"Exhilarating!" Paul - November 2019

"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

Advice from previous runners

"Sign up, you'll have a great time with nice people!" Tom

"Try it out, it is good fun!" Darren

"Do it!" Chris

"Book it now!" Paul