Join this stunning guided trail run, starting and finishing in Hankley Common, home to an abundance of rare wildlife, this location boasts some interesting features. We will visit the Atlantic Wall, In 1943, in an area of the Common known as the Lion's Mouth, Canadian troops constructed a replica of a section of the Atlantic Wall. It is constructed from reinforced concrete and was used as a major training aid to develop and practise techniques to breach the defences of the French coast prior to the D-Day landings. This area is famous for being used in multiple movies and TV shows, including numerous James Bond movies and most recently, the new Avengers movie. It is also an active MOD training area, it's not unusual to find yourself running past guys and girls in full camouflage, hiding in bushes!
We will enjoy amazing trails and views the whole way round.
This run is perfect for people new to trail running, runners who simply like to run with like minded people, or those that haven't felt comfortable running trails alone at dusk or night.
You will be guided by myself, an experienced ultra runner, running coach and Salomon ambassador. You don't need to worry about where you are going or the route we will take, I will take care of everything so all you need to do is concentrate on running and having fun.
Sunset runs occur during the lighter, warmer months and offer stunning running at dusk, with blissful temperatures and fantastic views, the perfect end to any day.
Night runs occur during the darker, colder months and offer the unique experience of running trails at night by headtorch, in a safe group environment.
Pace: This is not a race! We will run as a group and share this experience together. 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.
Kit: A full kit list will be provided, I have Silva head torches, as well as Salomon trail shoes available to test, please state your size during registration if interested.
Torches: Running Adventures are proud to partner with Silva and have a range of Silva torches for you to trial on the run.
Getting there: Hankley Common is easily accessed by car, just off the A3. Full details will be provided.
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.
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