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.

Locations for the rest of the year – all starts 6:30pm :-

11th December – South Brent

18th December – Widecombe-in-the-Moor

25th December – NO RUN (Christmas Day)

11th December – Station Road Carpark, South Brent TQ10 9EX

DIRECTIONS – From A38 Ashburton, take the junction Marley Head signed for South Brent, turning immediately left, over A38 and left again at next roundabout. It is approx. mile to the village and take a right turn at the village roundabout into Totnes Road. Continue to a junction, turning right and immediately right into Station Road. Drive past The Oak pub on the left and turn left 20 metres ahead and down into the carpark on the right or park in business spaces as they are not in use in the evenings.

DIRECTIONS from A38 Plymouth – take the Sliproad and signed turnoff for South Brent just a few yards past the Carew Service Station. Turn left at the junction and 3rd left (just before Car Sales garage) into Plymouth Road, continue another 500 metres, passing the Pack Horse pub on your left, another 40 metres further and take the right hand turn into Station Road (Premier Stores are visible) and drive past the Oak pub on the left, turning left 30 metres ahead and down to the carpark on the right or park in business spaces as they are not in use in the evenings.

WEDNESDAY 18th RUGGLE STRUGGLE – Christmas meal after a short run…details here later today….

Don’t forget your head-torches…

Please wear the appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Trail shoes are required as the ground is always uneven and currently wet everywhere.

Running in the Group is undertaken at your own risk.


Mark and Steve