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ABOUT YOUR RUN LEADER

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.

Jay 'Jayski' Medway

I’m a trail runner from Bristol that started from nothing being an ex-footballer with a history of 8 knee build operations to my name. Now I easily take on 50-mile races in my stride.

I found running after my dad died which pushed me to focus on my mental and physical help which help me to survive the grief I was experiencing.

Running for me is about the community which I found within Maverick and with the running community. This saved me and I can’t thank the friends and family I have made during the time I have been running. So Maverick Run Project means to me that we stand for equality, empowerment and community within running.

No matter who we are, we are a group of people who may have never met each other before who connect over our love of getting out and testing ourselves through trail running with the support of the crew behind you.

The most important thing for me is that we start together and end together - no one is ever left behind. For me, the three key factors for me are Empowerment -equality - community No Egos. No show-offs. Just good times and good vibes

RUN INFORMATION


Jay hosts three runs within the Bristol area - Ashton Court, Leigh Woods and Blaise Castle - with alternating routes. Click on the "View & Enter Sessions" button to see times and dates.

 

Locations and Routes

Leigh Woods, Forestry England, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3QE

Route 1 - Paradise Bottom and Back
Distance: 6.4km

Route 2 - Paradise bottom - Nightingale Valley
Distance: 9km

Route 3 - Nightingale Valley
Distance: 7.7km

 

Blaise Castle, Kings Weston Road, Bristol, BS10 7QS
Distance: 8.5km


Ashton Court Mansion Car Park, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT
Distance: 16km

 

To enter one of these run sessions, please use the My Running Club app and visit the upcoming training sessions. If you haven't yet downloaded the app you can do so using the buttons below. Once downloaded you will need to sign up using the email you used to join the Maverick Run Project and use this code to join our club: 60bf7320

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If, for whatever reason, you cannot attend a run you have entered, please let us know so we can free up your space for another runner. You can cancel your entry via the My Running Club app or contact us via 07377512801.

You must be a member of the Maverick Run Project and logged in to enter this social run. Please log in and visit this page again for information on how to enter this run.

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Route Descriptions

1. Leigh Woods Run

Leigh Woods is a popular woods for mountain bikers, trail runners and walkers. It is located on the outskirts of Bristol, just a stone's throw away from the Clifton suspension bridge. There are beautiful, undulating trail paths weaving through the ancient broadleaf forest and limestone grassland along the Avon Gorge, with spectacular views.

The woods are accessed via the medium-sized car park- the ideal place for starting off on a walk or a run. There are also a number of picnic tables throughout the woodland for rest breaks.

We will take an adventure into the woods, taking in magical spots like Paradise Bottom. There are some spectacular hills - such as Nightingale Valley, as well as some easy miles along the towpath taking in the views of Clifton suspension bridge.


 

2. Blaize Castle estate

On a hill above the gorge is a sham castle in Gothic Revival style overlooking Bristol, Avonmouth and the Avon Gorge, with views across to South Wales on a clear day.

We will start with a loop of Blaize Castle estate, taking on some of its short sharp hills, heading towards the beautiful views at the very top of the estate. This is a mixed-terrain route - we will be running through woodlands, fields and shared paths.

It’s a beautiful route that will keep you on your toes with the changing terrain and spectacular views. 


 

3. Ashton Court to Dundry ( long run) 

The Ashton court to Dundry Hilltop run offers a serene escape from the city. There are rolling hills, beautiful country lanes and breathtaking scenery through mixed terrain. We will meet in the Ashton Court estate main car park (please note that parking charges apply).

We will follow winding paths up into the woods and straight onto the golf course. In winter this is a muddy, hilly route from the start, but the amazing views once we reach the top and the downhill on the way back is worth the slog at the start. 

Once we hit the top of Dundry Hill, we can take a rest break and get a few snaps of the epic views of the city of Bristol, the Somerset Hills, the Chew Valley and the Mendip Hills.

To enter one of these run sessions, please use the My Running Club app and visit the upcoming training sessions. If you haven't yet downloaded the app you can do so using the buttons below. Once downloaded you will need to sign up using the email you used to join the Maverick Run Project and use this code to join our club: 60bf7320

ANDROID APPiOS APP

If, for whatever reason, you cannot attend a run you have entered, please let us know so we can free up your space for another runner. You can cancel your entry via the My Running Club app or contact us via 07377512801.

You must be a member of the Maverick Run Project and logged in to enter this social run. Please log in and visit this page again for information on how to enter this run.

LOG IN / SIGN UP

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

Please bring the following items with you:


Backpack/Hydration Vest
Trail shoes
Water/food 
Head Torch
Dry Top to change for afterwards
Rain jacket

How to cancel your entry via the My Running Club App

Below are the step by step instructions on how to cancel your entry into one of our run sessions. If you do need to cancel, please try and give us as much notice as possible, prefereably a few hours or more prior to the session.

1. Open the My Running Club App

2. Tap on the Training button

3. Tap on My Upcoming Sessions

4. Find the event you have entered

5. Expand the event info (usually a button with the area location and + sign next to it

6. Scroll down and tap the "I'm Out" button

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