Leon Young


Wiltshire

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.

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Leon Young


I’m a trail runner based in Wiltshire, just off the ridgeway. I came to trail running, through a desire to get fit again after letting my fitness drop. I tried road running, but found the motivation hard, So I found the Runner’s world trailblazer advert in a magazine and it wasn’t far away so I tried it, and the rest as they say is history.

Running for me is a reset a chance to clear my head, enjoy the surroundings and on the best occasions do it with company. I was lucky enough to be living in Dorset for many years and running the Jurassic coast, where I heard about the Maverick guys. Their races quickly became my favourite, always well organised, the atmosphere and inclusiveness was amazing from the start and I have never been to a Maverick event and not felt part of the great community. 

When they launched the Maverick run project I joined immediately, Because Their philosophy matches mine, and to have the opportunity to experience their community outside of the race schedule was a no brainer. I want as many people as possible to experience trail running, have a chance to escape, enjoy the world we are lucky enough to be surrounded by and hopefully make new friends. 

I see the opportunity to be a run leader as a chance to build the community, make trail running inclusive to all, without the need to worry about being too slow, too old or any of the other concerns that races and even run clubs can sometimes bring. The runs are about starting together, ending together and enjoying testing ourselves in beautiful places.

RUN INFORMATION

Leon currently hosts a run on Wednesdays and Sundays with routes of varying distances. Routes are subject to change on the day depending on weather and trail conditions. To get the most up to date information about this social run, including locations, times and dates, please sign into the My Running Club app. 


ROUTE 1 - A visit to the horse

Meet at: Smallgrains car park (full information available in the My Running Club app).

Well defined undulating trail with views across the plains and mid waypoint is at the Cherhill white horse.

 

ROUTE 2 - Bowood estate

Meet at: Calne leisure centre (full information available in the My Running Club app)

Flat easy route on mix or in maintained gravel roads and private roads, some easy trail through the grounds of bowood estate, good for dark and bad weather runs.

 

ROUTE 3 - The old railway loop

Meet at: Station road, Calne (full information available in the My Running Club app)

 

LONG ROUTE - The Roundway

Meet at: Smallgrains car park (full information available in the My Running Club app)

Undulating run with some medium hills, encompassing the ancient Roundway at Devizes as well as passing both the Devizes and Cherhill white horses, mainly mud and clay trails, well defined, can be challenging and very muddy in the wet or after rains. 


HOW TO ENTER

You must be a member of the Maverick Run Project to enter this session. If you have joined, you will have received instructions on how to join via our app. If you need assistance signing up to the app, please contact us.

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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 STAY HYDRATED

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