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Trail Runs

Trail Runs

  • Trail runs are arranged for recreational running only on Wednesday evenings, from April until end of September at different locations around the Chichester area. The club also arranges a few trail runs on Sunday mornings during the other months of the year.  
  • Please note runs are free for members of the club whilst regular visitors are offered a reduced subscription (£15).
  • All participants must start between 4.30 to 6.30 pm but changing from 11th September to between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Please no latecomers. 
  • Organisers are briefed that they have a responsibility to stay until the last person is accounted for.
  • For newcomers trails are laid with a mix of arrows and blobs of flour. They follow tracks or paths, which can be rough, slippery and covered by obstacles. Most runs are between 6 and 7.5 miles and will normally involve hills! Many of the runs have a shorter option of around 4 miles.
  • In case of problems the phone numbers of the run organiser is published by way of the club's weekly Newsletter.
  • If you are new to the club and would like someone to run with please post on the forum, facebook or e-mail the club to arrange something. Or better ask around at a training session.
 Please note everyone runs at own risk and must report in and back on the evening to the Trail Organiser. 

The summer season of trail runs came to rest on Wednesday 25th September 2019 and thanks to Peter who put the calendar together and all those who laid a trail. Over the 24 trails there were 1320 attendances by 209 individuals with an average of 55 attending each one ranging from 26 to 81. There were four attendees who managed at least twenty runs, whilst Alan signed in and out for every trail.    

Due to its success and obvious enjoyment (if that is the right word!) the club has decided to hold six ad hoc laid trails during the winter on Sunday mornings with start time between 11:00 am and 11:30 am. There will be a contingency arrangement in place in case of bad weather and these events are open to “Summer Only” members. The timetable is as follows:

24th November 2019 – Selhurst Park (David Barty).

15th December 2019 – Charlton Mill (Jan Hill).    

29th December 2019 – Stoughton Woods (Tony Cooley).

12th January 2020 – Dukes Road, Slindon (Karen Miles).

16th February 2020 – Goodwood Triangle (Peter Shaw).

1st March 2020 –  Boxgrove (Jeremy Harrison).

The Calendar for Summer 2019 is retained to give an idea of the likely venues for 2020.