IMG_4038

Trail runners get an education at Run. Coed y Brenin Trail School

The first ever Run. Coed y Brenin Introduction to Trail Running – Beginner took place on Saturday 16th of April, as participants left inspired and motivated to take their trail running to the next stage.

Conducted by Matt Ward the Trail School one-day course took place in the wonderful Coed y Brenin new visitor centre, to a back drop of Cader Idris and the expanse of the Coed y Brenin forest.

Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 10.48.16

During the 8 hours attendees covered trail running terrain, kit, safety tips, a practical workshop in the art of up and downhill running, trail running and the effects on the body, a group workshop on assessing their abilities and creating a goal, and rounded the day off with an 8km group run, topped off with a short workshop on stretching for runners.

IMG_4027

IMG_4036 copy

All who attended were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about the course and its content, with local new-to-trail running female Alannah Fenwick commenting:

“Thanks to everyone for a great day. Feeling really inspired to do more now.”

Trail running first-timer Gill Pulford added:

“What a brilliant day, completed my first trail run and feel confident to carry on, I loved it. Thanks Matt, and thanks to all the lovely ladies with me on the day, I feel inspired!”

The next Introduction to Trail Running – Beginner course at Coed y Brenin will take place on Saturday 23rd of July, and places are available via the Run. Coed y Brenin Trail School courses and seminars page.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

5e4bce181e21af2a383c181e_environment-forest-grass-leaves-142497-p-2600-1

Trail 10K Wales to partner with Trees Not Tees for 2020

As part of the continued drive for running events at Run Coed y Brenin to be greener, the Trail 10k Wales event this September will…

IMG_7439

Nothing Lasts Forever…

After half a decade of creative retailing and innovative trail running shoe demo and hire initiatives, the Run Coed y Brenin trail running shop will…

Golden Trail Portrait Black

Salomon Trail Marathon Wales to host the opening round of the inaugural GOLDEN TRAIL NATIONAL SERIES UK 2020

Now in it’s 9th year the Salomon Trail Marathon Wales race at Coed y Brenin has hosted almost 8,000 runners across the full and half…

Winter Trail Marathon Wales - 5000 - SPC_0300_

Parker repeats and Betts is best at Buff Winter Trail Wales 2020

After a week of storms Coed y Brenin was restored to perfect mid-Winter weather on Saturday as almost 650 runners took on the Run. Coed…

Read more