Based in the beautiful Swinley Forest, Berkshire, club focus is to have fun and enjoy freedom of running the forest trails rather than speed.
A distance of 5-8 km over both flat and undulating terrain, at a pace that is normally determined by runners ability.
Two runs, a gentle 5 km over both flat and undulating terrain and a more advanced 10 km encompassing more hills and at a slightly faster pace. Pace determined by runners ability.
Two runs of 8 km and 15 km to provide opportunity for 5 km runners to work towards the 10 km distance, whilst the 15 km is a good preparation for a half marathon.
Berkshire Trail Runners prides itself on being a relaxed and supportive club whatever your ability, with qualified run leaders to help you navigate the tracks and trails of the Berkshire countryside. Enjoy a variety of distance runs through a mixture of Scots pine forest and heathland and over undulating terrain. Stops are incorporated and faster runners encouraged to loop back to ensure no one is left behind. Runs are on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings over unique routes every week. And of course there is the social aspect too, with most runs finishing with a drink in the forest cafe or at the local pub.
New members are always welcome, and a month free trial is offered prior to joining.