Welcome to our unique and free Trail / Cross-country Running group!

Next run: Sunday 21 July 2024

About our group

Welwyn Trail Running - established in 2017, one of the first Run Together groups, and the first to specialise in Trail and Off-Road running.

Experience and enjoy off-road trail and cross-country running (the new 'hot' fitness exercise) with licenced UK Athletics (UKA) Endurance Running Coach!

Regular group sessions for Beginner through to Advanced runners. Every session is free (except those with running poles and 1-1s) and there are no membership fees!

Run off-road on trails, bridleways and farmland tracks around the Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City areas. Weekend daytime or weekday evenings (with headtorch, if necessary), running off-road is exhilarating, challenging, and offers multiple opportunities to experience different terrain, all with less impact on joints than on tarmac. It's also very social! Routes take in the scenic countryside of this part of Hertfordshire. Join us for a fantastic off-road experience - no maps or GPS needed!

All levels of runner - male or female, beginner or seasoned competitor - welcome. Our focus is on variety of environments, running technique and, of course, fitness development!

Running off-road develops strength and agility, all whilst minimising the impact that normally occurs from constantly running on pavements and roads. Our runs are across undulating terrain, away from traffic, and noise! Please wear 'trail running' shoes (Autumn through to early Spring predominantly) to ensure optimum grip and stability, clothing appropriate to weather conditions, and bring some water (belt attachment is optimum). Occasionally we will run a short way on tarmac to get to and from, and between, the tracks.

Sometimes (session-specific), we run with long poles to simulate cross-country skiing, and increase our aerobic workout even further!

Please take a look at "Our Runs", register, and book onto a session. Any questions, please contact me (as above right). If you cannot attend the session you have booked on, please let me know by amending your booking on the App.

We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Contact Group

Meet our Team

  • Heathley Clarke UKA Endurance Event Group Coach, Group Leader, BASI International Cross-country Ski Teacher, UKA Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF), Run Leader Mentor, Snowsport England National Cross-Country Coach, Run Leader

Our locations


Welwyn North Station car park (outside Deli Stop Cafe, Harmer Green Lane side)

Stanborough Park (North side car park - outside Ice Cream shop)

Sherrardspark Wood entrance on Digswell Hill (opposite Red Lion)

Panshanger Park, Thieves Lane Car Park