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.
Sunday mornings 09:30, choose from an intermediate 5K, or a more advanced 10K. Both runs are circular routes meeting back at the lookout for a post run coffee.
Friday evening 18:00, this is normally a 5-8 km intermediate circular run, in the summer months we enjoy dusky evenings, whilst during the winter months (Oct-Mar) these become night runs, head torches will be required.
Every run is unique, and will follow a different route each week as selected by the run leader on the day. We always pace according to the groups capabilities, usually about 6-7m/km, and as some of the trails include a few hills we make the occasional stop to catch a breath and regroup. We also ask that faster runners loop back occasionally to ensure no-one is ever left behind. All our run leaders are trained by England Athletics as leaders in running fitness (LiRF). More details here...
COVID-19 Update - (18 July 2020)
EA guidelines now state "Clubs, groups and coaching/leading activity can now take place in unlimited numbers if it is within a Covid-19 secure environment, otherwise the limit of groups of six (including a coach or leader) remains. Each coach is able to train 12 people at one time so in a club/running group setting, multiple coaching/training groups can be run if the requisite number of coaches/leaders are present."
* During the outbreak we have moved our meeting place to the Great Hollands recreation ground car park, South Road, just off Nine Mile Ride, RG40 3EE.
* We have also self imposed a limit of 12 runners for each run, please remember to cancel your run if you are unable to attend as this will free up your place for other runners.
ONLY attend the run if you are 100% free of symptoms and have signed up to the run on Run Together.
Ensure you have washed or sanitised your hands before leaving home.
Stay two metres apart at all times, and please respect the same social distancing for walkers and cyclists in the forest.
Avoid touching gates or fences where possible.
Do not congregate after the run.
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
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