Summer Trail Runs

  • Trail runs are arranged for recreational running only on Wednesday evenings, from late March until end of September at different locations around the Chichester area.
  • Please note runs are free for members of the club whilst regular visitors are offered a reduced subscription (£15) for the Summer.
  • All runners must start between 4.30 to 6.30 pm but changing from 12th 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 8 miles and will normally involve hills! Some runs have a shorter option.
  • 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.

Selection of Trail Run Locations Map

In 2017, the nineteen trails attracted a total of 1037 attendees (average 55 per trail) involving over 170 individuals with one having the awesome 100% attendance record. A great thank you to those laying the trails.

There will be 23 trails in 2018 (see below), plus two organised runs from Lavant on 19th and 26th September. Please note there will be no trails on the 23rd May and 20th June when the club holds the Trundle Race and Midsummer 5 Road Race respectively. Please note everyone runs at own risk and must report in and back on the evening to the Trail Organiser. 

 28th March West Stoke Car Park (Kingley Vale)  1
4th April Whiteways Car Park
11th April Eartham Woods Car Park
18th April Selhurst Forest Car Park 
25th April   Birdham Fruit Farm 
2nd May Stanstead Garden Centre
9th May Chilgrove 1
16th May Dukes Road Car Park (Slindon Woods) 
 30th May Lavington Common 
6th June Charlton Saw Mill 1
13th June Graffham Recreational Ground
27th June Pagham Harbour Car Park (RSPB)
4th July Sutton Common
11th July Stoughton Forestry Car Park
18th July Walderton  
25th July Goodwood Triangle Car Park  
1st Aug West Stoke Car Park (Kingley Vale) 2
8th Aug Cowdray Park Car Park
15th Aug West Wittering Village Hall 
22nd Aug Harting Down Car Park 
29th Aug Chilgrove 2
5th Sep Chalton Saw Mill
12th Sep Counters Gate, Goodwood (CHARITY RUN)