Trail Running - Swinley Forest Berkshire
Based in the beautiful Swinley Forest, Berkshire, we pride ourselves as being a friendly, relaxed and fun running club, without being overly structured or competitive. The emphasis is always to enjoy the fun and freedom of running the forest trails rather than how fast we can run.
We run Friday evenings at 18:00 and Sunday mornings at 0930, over a totally unique route every week. We always pace according to the groups capabilities, usually about 6-7mins/km, however, faster runners are free to run ahead as long a they loop back to re-join the main group as necessary.
Every run is led by a qualified run leader, trained by England Athletics as a Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF), they will lead you through the forest navigating the tracks and trails over the occasional undulating terrain. To ensure everyone's wellbeing we make the occasional stop along the way to catch a breath, rehydrate and regroup.
More details here...
Friday Evening - Every Friday evening (6pm) 5-8Km run through Swinley Forest. Head torch required from October.
Sunday Morning - Every Sunday we run two groups at two distances, with variations on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month...
> 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month (09:30): 5Km intermediate and 10Km advanced run through Swinley Forest.
> 2nd Sunday of the month (09:30): 8Km intermediate and 15Km advanced run through Swinley Forest.
> 4th Sunday of the month (09:30): 8Km through Swinley Forest, and 10Km at an alternate location*.
*Details of the location run will be published on our What's App group (members only)
BOOKING: All our runs are administered via Run Together, a part of England Athletics thereby ensuring a safe and professional administration of our runs and runners. It is vital that you book every run via the "Book a Run" link above, or via the app which can be downloaded below.
In doing so you certify yourself fit and healthy to take part physical activity, and that you understand that you run at your own risk. You will also be asked to record your contact numbers and disclose any significant medical conditions for your safety.
New members always welcome, and we offer a one month free trial before we ask you join. Be assured you will find the club relaxed, fun and supportive whatever your ability.
REGISTER: To register for your first run please use the the "Book a Run" button at the top of the page. More details on our membership can be found here...
WHATS APP: Members have the use of our Whats App group to set up impromptu runs, and collaborate on upcoming races etc. Contact your run leader if you wish to be added to our Whats App group - Members only
Current Weather - Bracknell Forest
Do Not run if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have any covid-19 / flu like symptoms.
Please advise your run leader of any injuries or conditions that might affect your ability to complete the run.
Be prepared for the ambient conditions, ensure you have suitable hydration and clothing / layers according to the current conditions.