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Running in England – From English Charm To The Chariots Of Fire

Attention, runners! Get ready to immerse yourself in the running paradise of England. With its rich history, picturesque landscapes, and diverse terrain, this captivating country offers an array of unforgettable running experiences.

From charming cities to sprawling national parks, England has something for every runner seeking an exhilarating and rejuvenating getaway. So grab your running shoes and explore the essence of running in the heart of England.

When to Run in England

England’s temperate climate ensures that running can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, the ideal time to visit depends on your preferences. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) bring milder temperatures and colorful scenery, making them perfect for exploring England’s picturesque trails. Summer (June to August) offers longer daylight hours and the opportunity to participate in vibrant running events, while winter (December to February) provides a magical setting with occasional snowfall and peaceful trails.

The Must Run Spots in England

Start your English running adventure in the vibrant capital of London. Discover the city’s iconic landmarks as you jog along the Thames River, taking in views of the Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and the London Eye. Hyde Park and Regent’s Park offer serene paths amidst lush greenery, providing a tranquil escape from the bustling city.

For a taste of England’s countryside, head to the Lake District National Park. Lose yourself in the idyllic landscapes of rolling hills, serene lakes, and charming villages. Explore the trails around Windermere and Coniston Water, where stunning vistas and fresh mountain air await. Don’t miss the opportunity to conquer Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak, for an unforgettable trail running experience.

Experience the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Follow the paths that wind through dramatic limestone cliffs, verdant valleys, and ancient stone villages. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, encompassing Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough, offers a thrilling test of endurance and rewards you with panoramic views of the breathtaking surroundings.

Run Travel Events in England – 2023

Running Holidays in England


Tour de Trails – Coast2Coast, Pub2Pub – August 13-25, 2023

Do you use the finish line of your trail races to justify a cold pint? Then get out to England for Coast2Coast Pub2Pub a 13-day trail run adventure (with 10 days on the trail) that culminates each day with an afternoon or evening in a charming English pub. Of course non-drinkers are also more than welcome to enjoy this impressive coast-to-coast route across England.

Running Retreats in England


Trails and Vines – Norfolk Running & Wine Retreats – June 9 – 11, 2023

Pair your next bottle of wine with a weekend of trail running through the local vineyards in Norfolk, England with this 2-night running retreat. Enjoy daily runs led by England Athletics coaches, strengthening and stretching sessions, plus local vineyard visits, yoga, and more.

Trails and Vines – Norfolk Running & Wine Retreats – June 16 – 18, 2023


Trails and Vines – Norfolk Running & Wine Retreats – September 1 – 3, 2023

Trails and Vines – Norfolk Running & Wine Retreats – September 8 – 10, 2023

Run Travel Events in England – 2024


Trails and Vines – Norfolk New Year Retreat – January 12 – 14, 2024

Trails and Vines – Norfolk New Year Retreat – January 19 – 21, 2024

Get the new year started with a focus on your running technique with this run camp weekend in Norfolk led by qualified coaches and featuring running workshops, pool training, yoga, strengthening & conditioning.


Trails and Vines – Marathon Training Week – March 4 – 8, 2024

Get ready for your spring marathon at this 5-day run camp in Norfolk, England. Enjoy prep that includes a structured week of running led by qualified coaches, yoga and strength conditioning, running workshops, and heated pool access.

Unleash Your Running Wanderlust

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