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.
I'm Aaron and I love trail running, you will find me out on the local trails most days, either solo, leading a group or running with Buddy the Beagle.
I found my passion for running when I turned 40, I was overweight, drank too much and needed to get healthier. The company I worked for were sponsoring a 100km trail ultra and were looking for volunteers to run and represent the company, so having not ran in 20+ years and being told by my wife it was a daft idea, I promptly signed myself up.
I discovered Maverick races whilst looking for trail races to use as training runs and was instantly hooked, the routes, the ethos and the crew has kept me coming back for more year after year, nothing to do with the beer and cakes, honest. When I'm not running on race day you will often find me on car park duty or a marshal point.
Having previously been in a very stressful job, running gave me the opportunity to clear my head after work rather than heading straight to the bar, I became fitter, healthier and more focused and have never looked back, I love nothing more than introducing people to the benefits of trail running, exploring new trails and just spending time off the beaten track.
Aaron organises a few routes in the Wimborne, Broadstone area, ranging from 8 to 17k distances.
Happy Bottom loop. 9k
This is one of Aaron's favourite routes. At around 9km it has a bit of everything, farm tracks, gravel trail ways and a few technical wooded areas. It's perfect for group runs as it has a few long straight sections perfect for anyone that wants to stretch their legs then loop back to the group.
Upton Heath loop. 8k
Upton Heath is great for evening runs, this route gives awesome views across Poole Harbour, primarily on narrow paths we head briefly onto the trail way before hitting some sand. We finish up with a few steep inclines and plenty of mud.
Stoney Down loop. 17k
This route is perfect for a long weekend run and is mainly compacted gravel or quiet lanes. We head across the Heath and along a disused railway line and will have a quick stop to say hello to the llamas, before venturing into the plantation to play in the mud and puddles. The Holme Bush has a great beer garden for a refreshing drink afterwards.
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
Take Precision Fuel & Hydration's free trail running sweat test to get a hydration plan tailored to your Maverick Race
In an effort to keep our trails clean and preserve the nature around us, we're aiming to keep our outposts cup free. Please bring a cup or bottle to re-fill.