King's Somborne, Hampshire
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.
Like many people, I took up running to get fit. I used to road run in circles trying to get faster and faster. It wasn't enjoyable, it was a process in order to get that PB down. Until one day I signed up to a Maverick race. I wore road shoes, slipped in the mud and was extremely frustrated about how "slow" I was. Then I realised - this is actually a lot more fun. Being outdoors with a bunch of people who are getting stuck in the mud, encouraging each other up the hills, all with smiles on their faces having a great time.
Even more magical than the great outdoors is the pleasure of introducing people who claim not to be runners, to this wonderful playground.
I often run with a few friends and my dog, Lola. We all have different levels of running experience, sometimes we stop to walk the hills or take in the view. But we always have fun and no-one gets left behind.
I am looking forward to creating an inclusive fun running group and sharing my playground!
Kings Somborne is a beautiful little village in the heart of the Test Valley. There are plenty of trails with lots of variety.
Weekly runs will be between 5-10km comprising sections of the Clarendon Way, Parnhold Woods, Vineyard Views, Beautiful Bluebelles, Farley Mount, and The Test Way. There is plenty of variety!
There may be a few hills but the trails themselves are not too technical – fantastic for those who are new to trail running. The hills are often walked and no one gets left behind.
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.