Intro to Trail Running

25 Apr 2020

Organiser's Description

Intro to Trail Running 

Saturday 25th April 2020, 13:30
Meet at Christies Garden Centre, Fochabers, IV32 7PF

This 1.5-2 hour session aims to introduce the joys of getting off the beaten track, and help provide you with the skills and knowledge to tackle your first trails with confidence.

During the session we'll touch on the basics of:

• Running Technique - warm up, foot placement, posture and cadence.
• The Ups & Downs - safe and efficient ways to take on steeper ground.
• Technical Terrain - we'll discuss some different types of terrain you may encounter (loose ground, rocks & boulders, deep mud) and how to safely navigate them.
• What Next - essential kit, offsetting the demands of trail running, strengthening, and reducing risk of injury.

Required Experience:

If you Parkrun, you can Trail Run!

Sessions are suitable for those new to running, or regular runners just wanting a new experience. During the run we'll cover 5-7km depending on group ability, with regular stops for discussion, rest, or simply to enjoy our surroundings.
Your confirmation email will detail any kit requirements / recommendations, along with an itinerary for the day.


As this event is held in early spring, the weather and running conditions can be changeable. The event will only be cancelled for safety reasons. You should be in posession of clothing and footwear suitable for the conditions on the day. The organiser reserves the right to refuse your participation if you do not adhere to the mandatory kit listed in your confirmation email.

Please note: Juniors (aged 12-15) are welcome to attend but their place must be booked along with that of a participating parent / guardian. Minimum numbers are required to allow this workshop to take place. Should the required numbers not be reached your entry fee will be refunded.


24 Apr 2020£12.50

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 25/04/2020

Status: Open

Total Places: 10