Trail Running

Feel rejuvenated and improve your running and training skills, with a weekend of trail running tuition, in stunning surroundings. You'll take part in group exercises and benefit from one-to-one personal training along the way. The retreat includes accommodation in Capel Jerusalem or Jerusalem Vestry, with most meals provided. The chapel is surrounded by hills, mountains, forests, streams and waterfalls - the perfect environment for exploring the great outdoors. 

Your Running Guide will be Katie Cole, who is an outdoor professional and a passionate runner, with an impressive trail running record. She has raced and podiumed in events from 5km to 315km, over a variety of terrain, and has participated in events such as the Berghaus Dragons Back Race and Montane Spine Challenger. She holds the Mountain Leader (Summer) award and is a National Navigation Award Tutor and member of the WEMSI Wilderness Medicine Faculty. She is also a Level 5 Soft Tissue Therapist and has a keen interest in both strength and conditioning and nutrition for sport. Through her guiding and therapy work, Katie facilitates others to explore wild places safely and supports clients in learning the skills that will keep them healthy and happy on their running journeys, whether couch to 5k participants or regular ultra runners.

The weekend plans may be adapted slightly, to suit the weather and abilities, but the general programme is detailed below. All of our retreats offer the option to 'Extend your Weekend' with an extra night of B&B on the Sunday night, an optional walk/run and/or massage and hot tub pamper session.

The emphasis of the weekend is on health and fitness and we want you to leave feeling refreshed. We'll provide you with healthy food and non-alcoholic drinks. If you would like to bring a bottle of wine or your favourite tipple, to enjoy with your Friday meal, it won't be frowned upon.

DATES: 2nd - 4th October 2020 - TBC


4pm - 5pm Arrive & settle in

5pm Welcome/meet the team/health screening

5.30pm Forest trail run, 5km 

7.30pm Dinner 


8.30am Breakfast 

9.15am - 10.15am Trail running workshop, to include personal goals, technique, safety and access.

10.45am - 11.45 Guided trail run

11.45 - 12.30 Strength & conditioning

1pm Lunch

1.45pm - 2.30pm Basic navigation 

2.45pm - 4.45pm Guided trail run 

4.45 - 5.30pm Stretching & mobility

5.30pm - 7.30pm Coffee, cake & free time

7.30pm – pre-dinner drinks in chapel

8pm Dinner in the local pub (not included in price)


8.30am Breakfast 

9.15am Q&A session & warm up

10.30am - 12.30am Estuary/beach run

1pm Lunch


Prices: from £290

All bedrooms have en-suite bath/shower rooms;

King size bed: £325pp (based on 2 sharing) 

Double bed: £310pp (based on 2 sharing) 

Twin, single sex rooms: £325pp 

Bunk, single sex room (sleeps 4): £290pp 

Jerusalem Vestry Suite (sleeps 2): £325pp (based on 2 sharing) 

Some rooms may be available on a sole occupancy basis (single supplement +£115)

Extend your Weekend (optional):

Bed, Breakfast, Evening BBQ & Monday morning guided walk/run – add £60/person



2.30pm – 6pm Self-guided walk/run, hot tub (add £15) or full body (sports or relaxation) massage & hot tub (add £55)

7pm – Dinner (BBQ if weather permits)



9am Breakfast

9.30am - 11.00am Guided castle walk/run

11.30am DEPART