Frosty’s back! New Zealand trail star to return to Coed y Brenin

One of the events of 2015 at Coed y Brenin was the Anna Frost Weekend, as the New Zealand trail running legend inspired trail runners from across the UK at three days of runs, films, workshops, the Fearless Frosty book launch and a 10k race. The decision was unanimous – the inaugural Anna Frost Weekend at Coed y Brenin last May was an overwhelming success.

Whether it is winning some of the world’s biggest ultra trail races, traveling to some of the most exotic and mouthwatering running locations of the world, or simply inspiring everyday trail runners to be themselves and just get out there and run and realise their dreams, Anna has inspired a generation.

Once again in 2016 Run. Coed y Brenin will be hosting the event, as the Kiwi star comes back to Wales for ‘A Day with Anna Frost’. Spread across the weekend of the 1st-3rd of April this event promises to be one of the hottest tickets on the Run. Coed y Brenin roster this year!

Here just a selection of the feedback following the 2015 event:

“Thanks for an awesome day Anna! I learned tons and have a lot of new tools to take me forward with my enjoyment of running. You’re a star! – Emily Cobb

“Thank you Frosty, your an inspiration! Very pleased to have met you and the wonderful people in Wales we had lots of fun and it was all just perfect! – Venus Pajooh

Reflecting on last year’s event Frosty was really pleased with the weekend and the reaction of the attendees, looking forward to this year she states:

“I love coming back to Wales, but this weekend was extra special. I was blown-away by the enthusiasm of the runners who came along – so much warmth and mutual inspiration. 

“I am super excited to come back to my stomping grounds in Wales again this year, a place where I learnt so much about myself, about challenging your comfort zones, about adventure and about the amazing mountains. The people and the place are close to my heart to coming back here to share my passion for running is such an honour. 

Upon her first visit to the new set-up at Coed y Brenin, Anna said:

“I love it here at Coed y Brenin. There is so much to do for families, kids, bikers and now of course runners. The cafe is wonderful and I feel completely at home as soon as arrive. What Matt (Ward) has set up is fantastic with so many opportunities for runners through the trails, the shop, courses and the events on offer – it’s such a great place to come!”

Friday the 1st of April will be the ‘women only’ day, starting at 9.00am and running through to 4.30pm, with Saturday the 2nd of April being open to all and a session of 9.00am – 4.30pm

Each day will also include lunch and there will be an exclusive Anna Frost t-shirt and goody bag for each lucky attendee. Ticket prices are £30 (plus booking fee), per person and will be limited to 60 places on Friday and 60 places on the Saturday.

To finish off a memorable weekend there will be a free-to-run ‘Frosty’s Sunday Social’ 10km run at 10:30am on Sunday the 3rd of April. The event is a non-competitive trail run, led by Anna, aiming to make trail running accessible to all standards, and most especially women, holding close the aspect of an authentic, panoramic, and challenging trail running, filled with the experience of natural trails, woodlands and rivers in the majestic beauty of of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales.

Though the event is free runners are urged to ‘enter’ via the event link as places are limited. You can view the route via this Strava link . The 2015 event was also captured in an inspirational film, produced by Welsh media businesses Slam Media and Cread Cyf.

The event is just part of the fantastic offering that Coed y Brenin now has in terms of events for trail runners at the award-winning forest park in Snowdonia. The Coed y Brenin estate is managed by Natural Resources Wales and includes 5 running trails tailored to trail runners needs, designed by Coed y Brenin Recreation Ranger and Trail Manager Graeme Stringer.

Positioned as the UK’s first bespoke trail running centre, Coed y Brenin now has a trail running shop, courses to improve and inspire runners and highly popular night runs, all devised, organised and promoted by Welsh business Run. Coed y Brenin.

Entry to all of the Anna Frost weekend events open at 12 midday on the 1st of February, 2016, via the Day with Anna Frost event page.


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