Kent and South East London
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.
Hei! Hailing from Finland, my love of trails and being outdoors is pretty much in my blood. I started running in 2017 when training for a marathon, and pretty soon after I moved to trail running, finding Maverick at the same time (my second ever race and first-ever trail race was Maverick Original Kent 2017).
Since then running has kind of taken over. I run nearly every day (sometimes even without shoes!) and the only time you’ll find me on tarmac is if it leads to a trail of some kind. I have got the family running with me too and we regularly go to the woods to run, forage and litter pick.
I may not go fast but I can go far, and I love ultra-distance runs with good hills to walk up and run down. I can spend a long time planning routes and am looking forward to sharing some of these with you.
Hi! I was never a runner, even after Ilona persuaded me to go with her to do a twice-weekly social 5km. But you know how it goes. That was just over 3 years ago. Pretty soon the 5km morphed silently into 10km and then to a half marathon. My first marathon was Beachy Head in 2019, which was where my love of trails was truly set in stone, and I enjoy nothing more than being in the middle of a wood on a single track.
As a family we love to be on the trails and have run many times at Maverick Race events over the last few years, soaking up the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie that trail running just seems to ooze.
The recent lockdowns have given us the opportunity to really explore locally, and it will be great to share some of these routes with you. There’s no need to be fast, we’re very happy to bounce along admiring the surroundings. Really hope you can join us.
Ilona and Phill organise a weekday 4-6 mile trail run in Bexley and the surrounding area. They run on a variety of routes from flat to lumpy, and these include secluded woody trails, open fields, grass, and tracks. Suitable for all.
There is a monthly weekend run of approximately 10 miles in distance, a bit further into Kent, again routes vary depending on the day. These runs are always at a social pace!
See the My Running Club app for more information on routes/times.
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.