This is a glorious inclusive trail running weekend for women of all running abilities.
You choose the level that you run at, and we provide a supportive positive confidence-building environment for you.
There’s a sports massage included, excellent healthy food, two talks by experts – one on nutrition and the other on building resilience, lots of good discussion and all with 2-nights’ very comfortable accommodation.
Expect the usual Element attention to quality, purpose and detail.
This weekend is for any active women who have running as part of their lives and who’d like a connective, nurturing, confidence-building, thought-provoking, life-affirming weekend away. If you run on roads and would like to explore trail running, this weekend is for you; if you simply love being in nature and running this will ‘tick your box’ as we get you out into some of the most beautiful countryside and trails in the UK. Most importantly, you run at your own speed and level and the weekend has been specifically designed for this.
Friday: Arrival 4pm onwards. Dinner.
Saturday Outline: Breakfast · Trail Run: a beautiful off-road undulating, flagged route 6 miles · Lunch · Talk on nutrition · Run 3 miles · Massage · Dinner with a table booked at a lovely local pub
Sunday Outline: Breakfast · Trail Run with simple map work 7 miles · Lunch · Talk on building resilience.
We will aim to finish by 4.00pm at the latest on Sunday
Food: We cater vegetarian with vegan options. We take care to cater good quality, healthy food. All food is included in the weekend except for dinner on Saturday evening when we make a table reservation for you – it’s not obligatory to eat out and if you don’t want to that’s fine. Snacks, teas and coffees are available throughout the weekend.
Accommodation: This delightful venue is a large, converted barn and stables which face into a cobbled courtyard in the heart of a very pretty village with mountains all around. There are two well-equipped kitchens and a large open-plan living and dining room. You will have a twin-bed room (two large rooms have 3 beds) with your own bathroom for two nights. Bedding and towels are included.
If you’d rather stay independently, please contact Ruth (Ruth@element-active.co.uk) to book onto the weekend. The price is £295 without accommodation
Can I come on my own? Absolutely. This is a weekend aimed at active, open-minded women who are keen to explore, discuss and connect. It’s sometimes hard to book on your own but there will be other people who have booked solo and you’ll find a warm inclusive welcome if you do.
Cancellation policy: If you have to drop out, we will refund you (minus a £50 administration fee + Stripe processing fees) if you cancel two months prior to the event. Anything after that date is non-refundable. We will happily accept a replacement if you find someone else to take your place and we might have a wait list for the weekend. We are a small company and we run courses, employ tutors and book venues on a minimum number for the weekend being reached.