We have a number of tried and tested route options that you can choose from, with varying degrees of difficulty. Alternatively, we can put together something bespoke to suit you.
Although most of our runs are in or around Derbyshire, we have experience of putting runs together in many other parts of the UK. We are therefore happy to organise a guided run elsewhere for you for minimum additional cost.
The emphasis on these runs is enjoying the surroundings, so there will be opportunities to stop to enjoy the views, take photographs etc. The pace will not be fast and will be adjusted to suit the members of the group.
We are blessed to be based in Derbyshire, one of the best places on the whole planet to get out for a run. As well as the world famous Peak District National Park, we have a wealth of beautiful and historic places to enjoy. As well as a huge variety of spectacular landscapes, we have many historic towns, villages, country estates and stately homes all within running distance.
If you like running and the great outdoors, our guided runs are an ideal way to get out there and enjoy this wonderful area in the company of like minded people. We take away all the hassle of route planning and navigation, so you can just turn up with your kit and enjoy the run.
As well as scheduled runs that you can join, we can put 'on-demand' runs on specifically for individuals or groups. We also do workshops for those new to off-road running or wanting to improve their knowledge and skills.
Guided Trail Running Adventures
** IMPORTANT **
All guided runs are suspended until at least the end of April. Updates on whether each planned run will be postponed or simply cancelled will be provided asap.
Derbyshire Wayfarer Runs (& Peak District Ultra Recces)
The 'Wayfarer' Runs are fun days out on the Derbyshire trails, usually somewhere spectacular in the Peak District. The typical format is a point to long run with one or two refreshments stops along the way, often at local pubs or cafes.
During the Spring & Summer of 2020 the Wayfarer Runs will double as training/recce runs for our Peak District Ultra races (The Millstone 100, Limestone 50 & Peveril 33).
How fit do you need to be? You need to be able to run the distance and not be phased by a few hills, although a super fast pace is not important. As a rough guide you should be capable of covering a half marathon on flatter terrain in around 2hrs 10min, or a marathon within 4hrs 30min. (For Wayfarer Lite runs you should be able to run10k in around an hour.)
Kit Requirements: You will need to bring the following kit with you, as a minimum, and carry it with you during the run.
Off-road running shoes
Running clothes suitable for the weather conditions, plus additional warm layer for emergencies
Waterproof jacket, with hood and taped seams, and waterproof trousers*
Hat and gloves *
Water or energy drink (min 500ml)
Snacks and emergency food
Money (including some emergency backup funds, e.g. for taxi to finish).
Small back pack or bum-bag to carry items not being worn
* Requirements for some of these items may be relaxed on the day depending on the weather conditions.
70 pence of entry fees for Wayfarer Runs in the Peak District will be donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation to support the #70kfor70years campaign.