Run Leaders for the Maverick Run Project are the people who make our social runs possible. They know their local area better than we do so they go out and find routes that they think you'll enjoy. Below is the information about the Run Leader for this particular social run.
Born and raised in the South Wales Valleys and farmland, I headed to the South Coast for university and stayed. When my son was born, I realised that I needed to shed some serious weight so started running in 2012. I work as a senior leader and behaviour lead in education, so running has been a great outlet to let off steam. In addition, it’s a fantastic outlet for positive wellbeing and my mental health.
The trails and mountains always draw me in. Pounding the pavement at a constant pace makes way for variety, views and aid stations stocked with goodies. I still maintain that I run to eat cake and good ale. Also, trail running is, for me, about the communities. Slowing down to chat. Put the world to rights or just to stop and watch the sunset from the top of a South Downs ridge or the edge of a coastal cliff.
Over the years I’ve completed road and trail marathons, mountain marathons and quite a few ultras. However, I maintain that I’m an average bloke and fitting in trail runs around a busy professional and personal life and making it achievable is important to me. Being outside and chatting (and developing my knowledge of great cafes, food vans and close to quality trails) is all-important.
Below you'll find some information about some of the runs David organises. To get the most up to date information, locations and dates, please sign into the My Running Club app.
Distance: Varies between 12, 18 and 22 km
Meet in the car park at the Adur Recreation ground in Shoreham. From here there are a number of route variations that we can do, depending on the group and conditions. All start with a gentle, flat start along the Downs Link path before either crossing the River Adur and returning on the opposite bank. Variations include heading up Mill Hill to Truleigh Hill or turning West toward the historic Chantonbury Hill. Lots of local coffee shops to grab a brew after the run and chat about the adventures.
You must be a member of the Maverick Run Project to enter this session. If you are a member you will have received instructions via email on how to join a run session by using the My Running Club app. You were also sent the unique club code that you will need to enter in order to prove you are an MRP member. If you need assistance signing up in the app, please contact us.
You can download the app using the relevant links below.
Please bring the following items with you:
Dry Top to change for afterwards