Starting and finishing at West Hanger, near Guildford, this run features some of the best parts of the North Downs Way AND the Greensand Way.
You will be guided by myself, an experienced ultra runner, running coach and Salomon athlete. This run is perfect as your first taste of ultra running, the route is taken care of and you will get the chance to learn from an experienced ultra runner, and get any running questions you may have answered.
We will begin our run by following the North Downs Way towards, and then past, Box Hill before making our way south to the Greensand Way. Once on the Greensand Way, a beautiful trail, we will head west. Our first big challenge will be to take on Leith Hill, the highest point in the South East of England. From there we will tick off various summits along the trail, including Pitch Hill and Holmbury Hill, all offering incredible views to the south. Finally, we will head north towards Shere and back to where we started.
Pace: This is not a race! We will run as a group and share this experience together. I advise that you have run at least 22 miles in training before trying this event. You should be able to comfortably run an average pace of 10 min/miles | 6 min/km for prolonged periods of time on the trail, and have a suitable level of fitness. Ultra running first timers encouraged!
Kit: A full kit list will be provided, I have Salomon Sense Ride 2 and Speedcross 5 trail shoes available to test, please state your size during registration if interested.
Getting there: Guildford has excellent transport links and there is a free car park at the start/finish point.
Info: We will be in touch with further detailed information and instructions a few days before the run, if you haven't heard from us, please get in contact.
FREE BEER: Running Adventures have partnered with the wonderful Days Brewing Company, one of the most delicious alcohol free beers around. You can expect to receive a lush beer (subject to availability) at the end of the run to either enjoy with your new found running pals, or take home to have another time.
COVID-19: View our guidelines and precautions here. If the run is cancelled by Running Adventures due to COVID-19, you will be offered the choice of a refund or transfer to a later event.
"Matt is a very experienced ultra runner so we bombarded him with questions! I learnt an awful lot during the day and came away from it very enthusiastic and excited for my ultra plans ahead."
Guildford, United Kingdom
Based out of Guildford, Surrey, but working across the UK and beyond, Running Adventures was founded in 2014 by Matt Buck, through a passion for all things running and trails.
Running Adventures are experienced in offering a variety of services such as...
- Coaching, both online and face to face
- Guided Trail Adventures
- Bespoke Trail Adventures
- Training Weekends
- Race Directorships