How it works

  • View the LTR Events to see which guided trail runs are currently available to book on.
  • Based on our group descriptions below, decide which type of run would best suit your fitness & ability.

  • Contact us directly if you're unsure of the ability criteria for the run you're hoping to book on. 

  • Book onto your chosen run through our Eventbrite page or the link in the Facebook event.

  • All the relevant information for a particular LTR is contained on the Eventbrite page.

  • Please make sure you have read and understood the group participation requirements.

  • Thoroughly read your confirmation email sent out 48hrs before the run will take place. 

  • Clarify where the meeting point is for that run and plan your journey.

  • Arrive on the day in good time and fully prepared to spend the next hour or two on the trails.

  • Photographs and video footage will be made throughout each run. 

  • These images once uploaded are open to anyone and can be used at their discretion.

  • We advocate taking your own photos but only the guides images can be shared via our pages. 

  • Anyone who joins & completes a LTR will earn loyalty points - view our loyalty points table here.

  • If you would like more information please call Rodger on 07946 568844


LTR Intro

Are you looking to improve your enjoyment of keeping fit and like the idea of group trail running, but the prospect of actually doing it is a little too daunting? If you consider yourself a 'novice' or think that you're just 'really slow', booking onto one of these events is the perfect way to run on the trails without any pressure whatsoever, gain confidence and simply explore some fantastic environments - all with the comfort of a guide. With a maximum of 12 runners per Intro we guarantee you will feel well looked after. These unique trail routes will be led by LTR guide Sarah Jepson. They'll be a minimum of 5-7km in length, and will include multiple stops along the way - we'll make sure the group's ok and that everyone's had chance to admire their surroundings. It's important that everyone who books onto this run is 100% comfortable with going no faster than the pace of the guide and waiting to re-group on numerous occasions. For notifications and group interaction join the Facebook group.

Start Time: Various
Duration: Approximately 90-100mins
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria & Yorkshire
Cost: £7.50 (Early bird)
Loyalty Points: 5 (View here)


LTR Taster

The Taster's aim is to give runners a manageable insight into joining one of our more challenging and longer 'Regular' runs. The Taster's are not suitable for inexperienced or novice runners - good balance, stability and agility is required even at an 'easy pace'. LTR Taster's are ideally aimed at those who have been on trails before and who would like to enjoy a new guided trail run at a social pace - we're confident anyone who runs off-road relatively regularly would be capable of completing the route. Those who book onto a Taster will experience a variety of incredible running environments with friendly people, who all share a passion for trail running. For notifications and group interaction join the Facebook group.

Start Time: Various
Duration: Approximately 90-100mins
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria & Yorkshire
Cost: £7.50 (Early bird)
Loyalty Points: 5 (View here)


LTR Regular

Numbered LTR's (e.g. LTR62 - Barley) are our Regular runs and are approximately 15km in length. These are aimed at seasoned trail runners and those who are very comfortable running on challenging terrain at a steady pace for 2hrs or more. If you would like to book straight onto one of our Regular runs but have not previously been on one of our Taster's please contact us for clarification of the participation requirements. Those who are physically comfortable with the dynamics of a Regular will experience a variety of incredible running environments with friendly people, who all share a passion for trail-running. For notifications and group interaction join the Facebook group.

Start Time: Usually Saturday's at 8.00am.
Duration: Approximately 120 mins
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria & Yorkshire
Cost: £10.00 (Early bird)
Loyalty Points: 10 (View here)


LTR-V

The 'V' stands for 'Vesper', the evening star. Approximately 12km in length the runs will be of similar pace to our Regular's but with the added dimension of running at night, so confidence in your off-road ability is required. We have a limited number of head-torches available upon request (free of charge). LTR-V's will operate October - April, predominately during weekday evenings.  If you would like to book straight onto one of our LTR-V runs but have not previously been on one of our Taster's or Regular's please contact us for clarification of the participation requirements. 

Start Time: Evening's 6.30pm (Winter)
Duration: 90-110mins
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire
Cost: £10.00 (Early bird)
Loyalty Points: 10 (View here)


LTR Special Events

Special Event LTRs range from Half-Marathons, Marathons & uLTRas to comprehensive Trail Running Weekends. Those who book on our Special Events will experience a variety of incredible running environments with friendly people, who all share a passion for spending extended periods out on the trails. They are aimed at more seasoned and experienced trail runners, those mentally & physically comfortable running long distances on challenging terrain. If you would like to book straight onto one of our upcoming Special Events but have not previously been on one of our Regulars please contact us for clarification of participation requirements. 

Start Time: Various
Duration: 3hrs+
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria & Yorkshire
Cost: £15+ 
Loyalty Points: 15+ (View here)


LTR Plus

LTR Plus runs are aimed at those who want to experience what LTR offers, but at a more up-tempo pace. They are especially beneficial for those who want to improve their speed and endurance of off-road running. Those who book on a LTR Plus will experience a variety of incredible running environments with friendly people, who all share a passion for trail-running. You should be capable of completing a 10k road run in around 45 mins or under. These runs start with a warm-up then progress to around 40-60mins of tempo trail running in incredible locations. For notifications and group interaction join the Facebook group.

 

Start Time: Evening's 6.00pm (Summer)
Duration: 90-110mins
Location: Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire
Cost: £10.00 (Early bird)
Loyalty Points: 10 (View here)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Q: Am I allowed to take my own photos of the runs?

A: We advocate taking your own photos but only the guides images can be shared via our pages. 

Q: How do I notify LTR that I would like to join a particular run?

A: Please purchase a LTR 'ticket' from the appropriate Eventbrite LTR page

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

A: We can be contacted via email - welovetrailrunning@gmail.com or via phone - Rodger on 07946 568844 or Sarah on 07854 816244.

Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to book onto the event?

A: No ID is required to run with us. All runners must be aged 18 or over, except in the case of any runner aged 16-17 - they must have a parent/guardian running with them.

Q: What if I can't make it on the day?

A: You must inform us through telephone, text, email or Facebook 72hrs before the run takes place in order to transfer your booking.

Q: Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

A: If you provide us with 72hrs notice that you can not attend your ticket can be transferred to another run within 3 months of the original run.

Q: What if I inform you less than 72hrs before the run takes place that I can't attend?

A: If we can reallocate your ticket we will transfer your ticket to a future run of your choosing within the next three months.

Q: What if I'm going to be late?

A: You should call your guide (Rodger 07946 568844 or Sarah 07854 816244 or Beau 07588 609303) to inform them, and they will decide if the group can wait for you. Depending on the location this may not be possible due to signal restrictions.

Q: What can't I bring to the LTR?

A: We must insist runners do not wear headphones as it's important any verbal cues given by the guide can be clearly heard. As much as we love them ourselves, we do not allow dogs on the LTR's.

Q: What if I fall behind?

A: The relevant group will be kept together but if someone is not feeling great the LTR guide will adjust the pace accordingly but there is a responsibility for you to arrive in good health ready to run appropriate to the prescribed intensity of the group, whether it be a 'Taster" a 'Regular' or a 'Plus'. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet the participation requirement for the group prior to the run.

Q: What if I get injured?

A: Each lead guide is a qualified First Aider and will have a medical kit and an emergency action plan to utilise if such a situation arises.

Q: What's the maximum number of runners on a LTR?

A: The total number of runners will not exceed 20 per lead runner. We operate on a first come first served basis via Eventbrite. There is also a waiting list available for each run for when they become fully booked, we will contact you if a space becomes available.

Q: How will I know if a LTR has been cancelled?

A: If for example, the weather is severe on the morning or an unforeseen circumstance arises, then the run may get cancelled last minute. You will receive an email via Eventbrite so we urge you to double check before you leave - if you're unsure if the run's going ahead.