Christmas social trail running trip - FULL

An update to the article below. The trip is currently full up, but spaces may become available so please email us if you are interested in joining. We do ask that if you do not have a place, please do not tag along by arranging your own accommodation and turning up anyway!
Given the location and nature of the trip, we need to limit the numbers to a maximum of twenty. Although the hostel physically has more bunks, it is more a question of how many Serpies descend on a very small Welsh village: pressure on local amenities, buses, safety on group runs, etc.
Please respect this limit and do not attend unless you have a place.


The Serpie Trail organisers are pleased to announce that the Christmas running break is returning for another year!

Join us for a long weekend (Fri 27 to Mon 30 Dec) in between Christmas and New Year for a time of trail running and socialising in a wild and beautiful part of Wales. We will once again have three leaders, so we expect to be able to offer a range of runs, from beginner-friendly jog-walks, up to longer runs of 20 miles or so for the more experienced in the group.

We will be based this time in Corris, a small village in southern Snowdonia in a remote area of mountains and forests, rivers and waterfalls. It lies mid way between the Cadair Idris mountain range to the north, and the small town of Machynlleth to the south.

This year we are organising accommodation centrally for you and have blocked out two dormitories in Corris Independent Hostel for Serpie use (please contact the Serpie organisers, as opposed to the hostel, to book your bunk). Some of us stayed there recently and fell in love with the place. The accommodation is simple but comfortable and welcoming, in a unique venue of real character -- the perfect base to come home to and socialise after a day on the trails.

The hostel cost will divide out at not more than £95 per head to cover all three nights, and is likely to be closer to £75 per head, or less. We are encouraging people to use the provided accommodation as we have a minimum spend at the hostel (and it's more sociable), but if you prefer to make your own arrangements please contact Alan.

The trip can be done by public transport if you travel during the day time on the Friday and Monday. More details will be circulated nearer the time.

If you are interested in joining the trip, please email Alan on the trail email below.

Alan Hall

Submitted: 13 November 2019