Trail Running Sussex

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Weekend Running Breaks



Guided Runs - Weekend Running Breaks

Trail Running Sussex offer guided runs along the scenic inspiring trails within the county of Sussex for all abilities. Please note that unfortuantely we are unable to offer Guided Runs at the moment (October 2016). We will update this webpage when we are able to provide them again.

A weekend running break is a great opportunity to enjoy the countryside with all the running and accommodation arrangements taken care of. Stuart Mills, who simply loves running the trails, will guide you on trail runs of your preference. No matter the extent of your trail running experiences, Stuart will ensure your journey through the countryside matches your desires. Whether you prefer hills, forests or historic landmarks; at a relaxed pace with frequent breaks, or a more strenuous challenging run, Stuart will be able to accommodate your needs.

The weekend running break guided runs totally respond to the needs of the runner, and can range from just one run of say around an hour on either Friday late afternoon/evening, Saturday or Sunday, right up to a running weekend consisting of up to two hours on the Friday late afternoon/evening, up to six hours on the Saturday, and up to two and a half hours on the Sunday morning.  We run at whatever pace you enjoy running at, and over whatever terrain you prefer, whether flattish or undulating/hilly, open fields or woods, narrower trails. There is never any sense of 'pressure' to run further or faster.

Some runners just like to enjoy the fantastic countryside of East Sussex.  Other like to ask Stuart Mills, who leads the runs, loads of questions about his ideas on trail-running and what contributes to performance in trail marathons and ultra trail events, as Stuart has vast experience of trail-running and racing.

A typical weekend could consist of arriving Friday afternoon / early evening (pick up from local train stations Uckfield or Lewes available). The first of the weekend's three runs will stay local, typically departing from your B&B unless you have a specific short run request e.g. Pooh Bridge, or Long Man of Wilmington.

The length of the runs will be up to you to decide, taking into account the total duration you wish to cover over the whole weekend. The running break could be a great opportunity to challenge yourself, to run that little bit further than you would typically manage on your own.

The evenings are set aside for relaxing and your own preference of cuisine. There is a wide range of pubs and restaurants within close proximity, including a village pub within walking distance, or the town/city atmosphere of Brighton, Eastbourne or Tunbridge Wells, all within around a 30 minute drive.

Saturday morning following breakfast, we would leave the B&B to drive to the area of your choice, e.g. Ashdown Forest, Seven Sisters, South Downs Way, Wealdway. The run would either consist of a looped route, or a point to point journey involving an arranged pick-up or return via bus/train. Often the run finishes at a cafe, or if a particularly longer run, the run could include a visit to a cafe part-way through. The Sunday run, the third run of the weekend, is shorter than Saturday's long run, and can commence either following or prior to breakfast.

To view a typical Guided Weekend Running Break programme and the cost of the weekend, click HERE


"In February this year I was looking to do some extra training and in particular trail running. After doing some research online I came across Stuarts website & got in touch with him. From the very first conversation with Stuart I was put at ease and once I explained what I was looking for Stuart told me he would be back in touch with a plan for the weekend. Stuart then got back to me with a more detailed idea of the weekend.
I cannot speak highly enough of the time I spent with Stuart over the weekend, the runs were varied at a pace to suit myself and I ended up running a little further than I thought I would be able to. Stuart was great company on the runs & without doubt the most beneficial part of the weekend was the nuggets of information, tips and advice that Stuart was able to share with me.
I would have have no hesitation in recommending a weekend with Stuart & will without doubt be doing so again myself.
Thanks again Stuart." Michael McSweeney

We at Trail Running Sussex would welcome the opportunity to assist you in enjoying the trails of Sussex to their full potential. Please contact us to arrange your Guided Weekend Running Break and simply relax as you Head to the Trails!


Our Supporters

We are proud that Trail Running Sussex is associated with the following supporters.

The Ultra Runner Store is a dedicated online retail store for the Ultra & Trail running community. Born out of a passion of running and the obsession for the right kit The Ultra Runner Store should be your No1 choice.

SCOTT Sports has enjoyed much success with the Kinabalu trail shoe.

Montane® - The leading brand of lightweight, multisport, endurance mountain gear. Montane® has become synonymous with lightweight and breathable clothing, and is therefore the ideal clothing for trail running.

TORQ provide a highly developed range of performance nutrition products, including TORQ bars and gels.

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