Starting and finishing at St Martha's, Guildford, this run features some of the best parts of the North Downs Way and surrounding area, including the infamous Box Hill.
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 explore the trails of the Surrey Hills, passing through small villages, offering beautiful views of the downs, before heading up onto the downs. We'll pass through Denbies Wine Estate before reaching our target, the top of Box Hill. Here we will grab a drink and some cake, take a breather and enjoy the fantastic views. We'll then make our way back to Guildford, following the North Downs Way 'westbound' before arriving at Newland's Corner and St Martha's church.
Pace: This is not a race! We will run as a group and share this experience together. I would advise that you have run at least 22 miles in training before trying this event and you should be able to run 10 min/miles (6-7 min/km) on the road, and have a good 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 by both car and train. Full details will be provided.
“Who knew that running 30 miles could be so much fun? With Running Adventures, you have the chance to explore the heart of the North Downs, view the splendour of the English countryside and meet like-minded runners who simply love the great outdoors.” Becs Bryant
"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." Marie Heracleous