Our Wednesday night runs are the essence of the pureTRAIL philosophy. Predominantly, our wet and muddy trainers touch the road only when we are having to cross it!

Our Wednesday evenings are quite simply a gathering of like-minded runners escaping to the hills for an hour or so.. whatever the weather.. It’s ‘us time’, as well as ‘me time’. It’s revitalising, invigorating and motivational.. there’s plenty of ‘trail talk’, advice on running, generally, as well as what’s going on around the country, and locally, race-wise..   It’s fun..

Each Wednesday evening, at 6.30pm, we meet at a different location around the southern fringes of Dartmoor. All newcomers are very welcome, all abilities, and will join a very positive, happy bunch of trail runners. In recent weeks we have had new runners from, Teign Valley, Exeter and Plymouth. So just turn up, or preferably let us know via our contact page here or our facebook page – pureTrail Running Group

We have been running every Wednesday evening on Dartmoor since April 2015, with between 5-20 runners of varying speeds and abilities. The distance is usually about 6-7 miles.

Wednesday 16th January 2019 6:30pm – Combestone Tor

Directions – Do not rely solely on the Sat Nav as you are likely to drive past the rocks! Google Maps location is likely to be the closest.

From A38 Ashburton/Peartree junction follow signs for main road onto Dartmoor signed for Princetown. After 1 1/2 miles you go over a narrow bridge and then up a steep hill. Near the top, take a left turn signed for Holne but continue on this road without turning and it will lead you to Venford Reservoir. Continue a further mile to a carpark on your right with huge granite rocks just metres away. This is Combestone Tor and the start/finish of the run, which is 7.25 miles.

Nearest Postcode PL206SE but it’s not 100%. Combestone Tor and carpark is on the brow of a hill and very close to the road.

Sunday 20th January 10:30am – Winter Social Run from Plume of Feathers pub, Princetown PL206QQ Facebook Event page

In previous years we have arranged this guided Social run over the Christmas period however we were both away from Devon this time.

Mark will lead a group on a route of 11 miles and Steve will lead a group for 7 miles.

Meet at the rear carpark of the Plume of Feathers, Princetown (PL206QQ) but please only use the carpark if you indeed to join us in frequenting the premises after the run.

This is a guided Social run so you are responsible for your own safety so please bring appropriate clothing for whatever weather Dartmoor throws at us. A weather update will be posted in the lead up to the day.

Some experience of trail running is essential but all abilities welcome. If anyone is unsure of the correct distance to choose, take the shorter route option.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Dogs can accompany a runner as long as they are kept under close control and a lead must be taken on the run.

Both groups will set off at 10:35am.

Happy New Year.

Our pureTrail Running Strava Group

Wear the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Trail shoes are required as the ground is always uneven. Consider bringing headtorch as nights are getting darker.

Running in the Group is undertaken at your own risk.

Mark and Steve