Based out of Guildford, Surrey, but working across the UK and beyond, Running Adventures was founded in 2014 by Salomon ambassador; 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 - Trail Running Weekends - Training Weekends - Events - Talks
Running Adventures is 'run' by Matt Buck, and experienced trail and ultra runner, coach, mountain leader, and adventure seeker.
I'm a qualified running coach and have been guiding people through challenge events for almost 20 years, driven by my passion for anything involving the outdoors. As well as completing a number of ultra marathons and intense personal physical challenges, I've has also led groups on treks and cycles all around the world.
I've written for, and been featured by, numerous magazines including Runners World, Men's Running, Women's Running, Trail Running Magazine, and The Independent newspaper. For many years I featured as one of the experts in Trail Running Magazine, answering questions submitted by readers.
When coaching and leading, I believe in a friendly, personable approach. I went from someone who hates running to completing some of the biggest races in the world in just a few years, it was a hobby that got out of hand! I remember what it is like to be scared to run 5km or 10km as clearly as I remember the feeling of standing on the start line in races such as the Marathon Des Sables, the Dragons Back Race and The Spine.
It doesn't matter what distance you do, if you run, you are a runner, we're all the same.
Please get in touch if you think I can help you achieve your next running goal.
UK Athletics Licensed Coach Mountain Training Qualified Mountain Leader UK Athletics Licensed Run Leader Remote Outdoor First Aid Training
My proudest achievements include:
Numerous ultra marathons and marathons in the UK and abroad
Previous holder of the 'fastest known time' for the Greensand Way (123 miles in 31:20:28) and Fox Way (37 miles in 7:52:53)
Berghaus Dragon's Back Race finisher
Marathon des Sables finisher
1st place - 5 Islands Ultra
11th place - Wild Elephant Trail, Sri Lanka
Competed in various mountain races in the Alps
Ran coast to coast across Scotland
Part of Guinness World Record breaking RelayGB running team
Ironman 70.3 Exmoor finisher
Summited Mount Kinabalu (4095m) in Borneo and down again in one day
Summited Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m) in Tanzania
Summited Mount Toubkal (4167m) in Morocco twice
Cycled London to Paris seven times
Cycled Lands End to John O'Groats twice
Cycled Venice to Genoa twice
Cycled London to Frankfurt
Trekked the Inca Trail, Peru (three times), the Namib desert, Namibia, Cambodia, coast to coast across the jungle in Costa Rica, Great Wall of China and more
Visited all seven continents
Running Adventures are proud to be associated with a number of people and brands, click here to find out who some of my favourites are.