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Wild Running

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Wild Running

Venue Details

Name:Wild Running
Location:UK and France
Phone:07773 560 335
Sports:Running

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Summary

Introduction

Wild Running appeal to all levels and abilities, offering pre-arranged training camps and bespoke packages. Food, transport and baggage are all looked after by Wild Running, you just come with the correct running gear and run. 

You can take part in one of Wild Running's guided running weekends are usually held within Dartmoor National Park or on the South West Coast path. The routes are planned based on your ability. Accommodation will be booked for you.

There are also a choice of bespoke guided runs come in various packages including 1 to 2 hours, half a day and one full day covering a range of distances from 10 to 25 miles over varied terrain. Longer bespoke camps are also offered in the Lake District, the Brecon Beacons or Exmoor National Park. You will learn navigation skills, running techniques, safety on the trail and night running. These packages take account of accommodation and your luggage transportation.


Running Wild in Dartmoor

Read "Running Wild in Dartmoor" from the Guardian; A 26-mile run through deserted Dartmoor isn't everyone's idea of a weekend break, but it can be an exhilarating form of escapism .... with Ceri Rees of Wild Running


Running Courses

Wild Running offer courses in Navigation which are based in Datmoor; the ideal place to learn as the weather can be unpredictable and the terrain is challenging. You can either attend a half day or a whole day course both of which include one hour theory in the relaxed surroundings of Fox Tor Cafe in Princetown.   


Wild Running Camps

Run at your own pace by day. You will be encouraged by our friendly and experienced guides and your luggage will be taken care of. When dusk falls, we will cook locally sourced food on an open fire, whilst you rest, digest and compare tales. Accommodation will vary depending on location.


 

Navigation Courses

Based in Dartmoor, this course is suitable for individuals or groups and runners of all abilities/experience of off road running. The  course aim to provide you with the basic skills to traverse tricky moorland landscapes while on the run.The course is non residential but Wild Running will recommend places to stay. You can chose between half or full day courses.


On Line Coaching

Wild Running also offer on-line coaching which is focused on the abilities and aspirations of the individual. The guides will be able to help you with weekly 1:2:1 Coach Calls, whether you are someone just starting out or an Elite Trail runner no matter what distance of your event; 10km, 100 miles or multi-stage races. 


Coaching

 

To find out more about Ceri, please click on his image or name  ....

  • Ceri is a qualified Mountain Leader and three times winner of The Grizzly and the Kielder Marathon respectively. He is an experienced Upland and Mountain Marathon runner/Trail Runner including OMM events and the multiday Transalpine Run (220 miles), with an in-depth knowledge of Dartmoor National Park and most of South Devon trails. Ceri is also Outdoor First Aid qualified and is an experienced teacher, youth leader and running guide. 
  • Ben Abdelnoor

    Ben trains in the Lake District and competes for team inov-8. 

    Advice to other athletes: Enjoy what you do, be grateful for whatever ability you have, and look towards achieving that which you think you can’t.


    Wild Running Packages

     

    Wild Running Scotland Camp

     

    Wild Running offer Bespoke Running camps in Scotland upon request.

    The camps will include 7 days & 6 nights usually during September and October. Each camp will be fully catered with a guide to runner ratio of 6:1 and based Wester Ross, in the North West Highlands of Scotland.

    Running will be along carefully selected routes based on your ability but these you can run at your own pace and distances to suit you.

    The fully equipped accommodation is on the Coulin Estate in Torridon beneath the Ben Eighe Mountain, a few miles from any roads. But you will be able to experience at least one night on a wild running/camping adventure.

    The Wild Running staff will prepare breakfast and a local chef will cook a 3 course dinner based on local produce. Packed lunches will be available.

    There are a range of different optional excursions which you can discuss with Wild Running.


    Bespoke Camps

    Bespoke Wild Running Camps can be arranged for you or your group in the Lake District, the Brecon Beacons, Exmoor National Park, the Lake District, Snowdonia or at a location of your choosing. The camps are also suitable for teenagers. Camps need to have a minimum of 4 people.

    Wild Running will arrange the logistics, baggage transfer, first aid trained guides, accommodation, locally sourced food and engaging evening speakers.

    You will need a minimum of 4 people and the camp will be at least 3 days.

    This guided journey will include:
    Baggage transfer
    Breakfast, dinner and lunch
    Poor weather camping alternatives (eg bunkhouse)
    Expert running advice
    Passionate evening speakers and presentations
    First Aid trained guides
    Insurance


    Bespoke Guided Runs

    These guided runs can one or two hours, half or full days and we will arrange this at your convenience, taking in to account your accommodation needs, which we can pre-book while taking care of all luggage transportation.

    The skills you will acquire, includes basic navigation and route planning and selection, location positioning, reading the landscape using visual and OS Maps in unison, taking compass bearings to follow a proposed route, running over difficult and varied terrain uphill and descending on steep ground.

    We will also offer advice on when to and when not to traverse, training over hilly, upland terrain to achieve long-term goals, local knowledge about wildlife and geographical places of interest, while providing information and preparation for specific races such as the UTMB, the OMM, the Fellsman and the Three Peaks Challenge, to name just a few. Our tailor made guided runs can help you prepare for the above with night –running techniques, safety on the trail, navigation on the move (if requested) and nutrition and hydration.


    Weekly Guided Runs

    These Thursday evening (October - March) includes a guided run with an expert guide at a different location each week and on line maps of selected routes. Each run of approximately 6 - 7 miles off-piste along the Trails of the South Hams.


    Running Weekends

    Wild Running weekends are guided running tours within Dartmoor National Park or on the South West Coast path, which provide inspiring and challenging running experiences with professional instructors. Wild Running guide you & arrange all the logists.



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    Reviews

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    Reviewed by Jo
    On 25-Jun-2016 07:1:14

    Comments:  .thank you for the most incredible weekend away... You put together such a great itinerary for the girls - a mix of long runs, games, talks, fun and really got down to their level. It was a great bonding session for them and has given them glorious memories of running across Dartmoor with their friends in stunning sunshine. I don’t think they realise how lucky they are. In years to come, I hope this will give them a real love for this sport.
    Reviewed by Chris
    On 03-Jan-2016 22:0:26

    Comments:  “I’m now hooked on trail or should I say fell running. So thank you for the introduction and giving me some insight into this wonderful (exhausting) pursuit.”
    Reviewed by Mike
    On 03-Jan-2016 22:0:59

    Comments:  “It was a really good weekend, which left me thinking of doing more fell races … quite a lot of stuff packed in thinking back on it, peregrine spotting, helping gather sheep in , good food, etc.,etc., thanks everyone.”
    Reviewed by Lisa Grant
    On 18-Jun-2015 10:1:34

    Comments:  Thanks again for such a wonderful time and unique experience. I wouldn’t have got to those amazing places without your help
    Reviewed by Anna Law
    On 18-Jun-2015 10:1:07

    Comments:  You guys were great! You took your time with us and looked after us very well
    Reviewed by Gareth Kear
    On 03-May-2015 18:1:22

    Comments:  Had a great weekend running and camping on Dartmoor with Ceri and Ollie of Wildrunning. Everything was taken care of so just had to enjoy the running, good food and the evening speakers. Highlight was the Storyteller on the last night.
    Reviewed by Louise Barnes
    On 03-May-2015 18:1:05

    Comments:  The Wildrunning Dartmoor camp was a perfect mini adventure on my doorstep. I saw parts of Devon I didn’t know existed. It gave me a taste for wild camping, tested my trail running abilities and I finished the weekend wanting more. Good food, lovely company, beautiful scenery to re-charge my running, impromptu wild swimming, funny banter and story telling and some really sweet memories. Highly recommend.