We’ve been running our fabulous adventure trips for a while now and often get asked by runners what exactly it is that we offer. So we thought we’d put it out there and hopefully put some of your questions, worries and myths to bed in this post and tell you exactly what it is that we do and why you should come and join us!
1) We will never leave you behind
Scared about being the slowest runner? Worried that you’re not fit enough? Think that everyone else will be super-fast? Stop right there! The biggest concern that most of our runners have is that they are not good enough for our trips. The good news is that all of our runners to date have really surprised themselves with their ability.
We always work together, as a group, to ensure that the pace is suitable for everyone. We stop to take pictures, to talk techniques, power-walk up the hills and pause for countless snack breaks. We have guides at the front and back, to keep the group together, meaning that you are never at the back. We have short-cuts and extra loops at our disposal and bad weather options planned in if required. So don’t worry, we’ve got your back and we want you to enjoy this!
2) We check that you have the right kit
Trail-running doesn’t have to be an expensive sport and most kit that you have already will be perfectly transferable from road to trail, but those of you that are new to it may well be baffled by what exactly you need to bring with you on one of our trips. We provide detailed kit lists and are always on hand to offer advice when it comes to ensuring that you have the right kit with you for the conditions we are likely to encounter on our adventure. We will also double-check everything on your arrival, to ensure we don’t head out into the hills under-prepared.
3) We take you to beautiful places
Our destinations are not only fantastic for a trail-running adventure, but also provide all the ingredients for a brilliant holiday - great food, stunning scenery, quirky towns and villages, hand-picked hotels and rustic mountain refuges. This is your hard-earned holiday time and, although running is the main event, we know that’s not the only thing that makes our trips special.
4) We use qualified leaders, coaches and first aiders
We take your safety very seriously. It’s our number one priority. This is why we always use qualified, professional guides, with local knowledge and first-aid certificates. We never compromise on that, full stop.
5) We want you to have a great experience
We love what we do - that’s why we do it! We want you to fall in love with the mountains, to go away feeling like we do when we spend time in them, to learn new tips and techniques, to eat snacks on the go, to make new friends, to laugh until your sides hurt, to enjoy the journey and to go home feeling like you have had an absolute blast!
Here's hoping that we see you soon on one of our many trips that we have coming up for 2018/2019!
Peas and love - Sam & Nikki
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