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WALKS

One of the best ways to prepare for your Ultra is to join one of our organised training walks. Get the 'feel' for the challenge ahead - and build up that base level of fitness.

Whether you're taking on your first 25km or going for the full 100km in 2020 - there is a training walk for you!

  • £25 per person

  • Benefit from Action Challenge experienced leaders 

  • We'll provide advice on training, kit & nutrition

  • Meet fellow Challengers

  • Range of distances (25km - 32km) & difficulty

  • Free hot / soft drinks at start & finish
  • Bring your own packed lunch
  • Night Walks - get used to walking in the dark!

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Day Walks...

Thames Path - 14 March 2020

  • 25km
  • Blackfriars to Richmond route
  • Meeting time - 09:30am
  • Start time - 10:00am
  • Provisional meeting point -  Doggett’s Coat and Badge, 1 Blackfriars Bridge, South Bank, London SE1 9UD
  • Difficulty Rating - Easy
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Cotswold Way - 4 April 2020 - CANCELLED

SORRY - THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

  • 26km
  • Loop around Stroud
  • Meeting time - 09:30am
  • Start time - 10:00am
  • Provisional meeting point - The Lord John, 17 Russell St, Stroud GL5 3AA
  • Difficulty Rating - Tough
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South Downs - 30 May 2020 - CANCELLED

SORRY - THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

  • 32km
  • Loop around Eastbourne
  • Meeting time - 09:30am
  • Start time - 10:00am
  • Provisional meeting point - 46 Terminus Rd, East Sussex, Eastbourne BN21 3LX
  • Difficulty Rating - Moderate
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Night Walks...

Thames Path - 18 April 2020 - CANCELLED

SORRY - THIS WALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS.

  • 25km
  • Blackfriars to Richmond route
  • Meeting time - 11:30pm
  • Start time - Midnight
  • Provisional meeting point - All Bar One, 44-46 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7DE
  • Difficulty Rating - Easy
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RUNS

Running Adventures will be hosting a variety of training runs, trail workshops and trail weekends. They will be led by experienced ultra runner, ultra running coach, trail running guide, and Salomon athlete; Matt Buck. These guided trail runs are an excellent opportunity to get advice on training, equipment and nutrition - as well as meeting like-minded 'action challengers'. 

  • Fully guided group trail runs

  • Chance to meet fellow challengers

  • Trail workshops

  • Trail weekends

  • Ultra race coaching

Various routes are available. With distances ranging from 10km to 30 mile, these guided runs are a great way to learn from an expert, enjoy some stunning trails and get all your questions answered.

Training Runs

A slection of training runs are available in 2020 from 30 miles on the North Downs Way to a 10km run at night. 

 

This is not a race! You will run as a group and share this experience together. You should be able to run approximately 10-11 min/miles and have a good level of fitness.

 

Click below to check out the Running Adventures website and go to 'adventures' for more details about each training run.

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Trail Weekends

Join Running Adventures for an unforgettable trail running experience on one of Matt's popular weekends. Various locations and options are available but wherever you decide to go, you can be guarenteed of a brilliant time, spectacular trails and amazing accommodation. 

 

The 2020 schedule includes trail weekends in both Peak District and Exmoor National Parks - perfect for everyone, but especially our Peak District and South West Coast 2 Coast Challengers! 

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Coaching

It doesn't matter what level of runner you are, whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced racer, taking on a coach can push your running to new levels. You can get all your questions answered and enjoy some structure around each week, safe in the knowledge that you are doing the right things to help you achieve YOUR goals.  

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Exclusive Discounts

There are also some exclusive discounts available to all 2020 Ultra Challenge participants:

  • All Runs - Save 10% using the code ULTRACHALLENGER

  • Coaching packages - Save £5 per month - use code ULTRACHALLENGER  

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