She Runs Outdoors Serpent Trail Marathon Distance Women's Trail Run
Time & Location
About The Event
Marathon distance guided trail run coming soon!
At the start of the first lockdown, I started planning something new for She Runs Outdoors. So many of you have been asking for longer distance runs, and one thing that keeps coming up is marathon distance without the pressure of a race. A fun day out on the trails while also giving yourself a great challenge to aim for.
An obvious route for me was The Serpent Trail, somewhere I know really well and one that is always popular when we run on sections of it.
It is a stunning route along heath and woodland trails, starting and finishing at one of our most popular locations Black Down on the West Sussex/Surrey border. As well as the Serpent trail, we will run on the Midhurst Way and other trails to give us a marathon distance in a nice loop.
For those of you who follow Alice and Rosie on Instagram, you might have seen us checking the route on Alice’s first ever marathon distance last summer. One of our regulars Carly and I ran the route the opposite way round to check which way would flow the best as part of Carly’s training for her Ultra.
I had hoped that we would have been running it as a group around now, but COVID had other plans.
As we look at starting our runs again, I am now asking for those of you that are interested to register your interest via the website and if there are enough of you, we will set a date towards the end of the summer, early autumn.
Places will be limited and those who have registered interest getting priority.
Cost £30 per person
Please read ALL the information below:
We are here to have fun and make friends not race. We will aim to run together, regroup when needed and encourage each other along the way. You should be able to run 6:15/7:00 min/km 10:00/11:00m/mi on flat and be fit enough to run. You should have run around 18 miles previously or aim to train.
If this is your first run with She Runs Outdoors please fill out the waiver, you can find this in the drop down contact tab.
Safety measures that will apply to you when joining a She Runs Outdoors Run.
All runners must make sure they maintain social distancing, keeping 2m apart (or where not possible 1m+) from other runners and members of the public. Anyone not following social distancing while on the run may be asked to leave the run.The safety and wellbeing of all She Runs Outdoors runners, myself and the wider community is something I take very seriously.
It is important to say that our return to activity takes in the account of local conditions and any risk assessment for normal activities will be undertaken as well as ensuring that all government guidance around COVID-19 is taken into account.
All runners should monitor themselves for any COVID-19 symptoms of the virus, as well as general health. Do not come if you are showing any symptoms of the virus and let me know. All runners should follow the advice of their GP or medical practitioner in all cases.
Likewise, I will monitor myself, please check your emails/messages before travelling, in case I have had to cancel at the last minute.
Before leaving home:
- You must not come if you are experiencing the symptoms: fever, a new, continuous cough, a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
- You must take your temperature before leaving home, by attending a run you are declaring that your body temperature is lower than 37.8°C
- Follow all hygiene guidance, including washing your hands.
- Ensure you have enough food and hydration for the run. (I will not be able to offer you a gel or water if you run out. Runners MUST NOT share, it is better to take unused home than not have any!)
- Bring a small hand sanitiser with you to carry on the run. I will provide a large sanitiser before and after the run, but I can not offer you any during the run.
- We require you to carry a personal first aid kit for any minor injuries that you could treat yourself. - Sterile dressing, antiseptic wipe and bandage as a minimum. I have got myself up to date on how to adapt my first aid training in life-threatening circumstances with the reduced risk of the spread of COVID-19 in mind.
- All runners must carry a charged mobile phone.
Any runners who develop symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of running with She Runs Outdoors MUST contact me so we can let other runners know.
Full details can be found in our latest COVID-19 statement on the She Runs Outdoors website
Please note that the subjects covered in this guidance is in no way exhaustive and does not stand on its own nor is intended to be relied upon as a substitute for obtaining specific legal advice. Individual circumstances will differ. The information contained in this guidance is given in good faith but any liability She Runs Outdoors to you or any third party which may arise out of the reliance by you or any other party of the contents of this guidance is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. She Runs Outdoors/Rachel Murphy accepts no duty of care or liability for any loss occasioned, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, to any person acting or refraining from actions as a result of any advice in this guidance.