Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
Those living in this area are fortunate in having access to multiple trails along the James River between The Bouleard Bridge, the Lee Bridge and Forest Hill Ave. Unfortunately, many runners do not know the "how to's" of running trails, or exactly where the trails are.
The trails (Buttermilk Trail, Forest Hill Park Trails, NorthBank Trails) are very accessible, well defined, regularly used by runners/cyclists/walkers, and safe. These trails are a GREAT resource and such a refreshing break from the same-old same-old road running. Trail running will develop your agility, give you a fartlek-quality workout, and is GOOD THERAPY!
We (local trail runners) would like to reach out to those of you that would like to try out trail running, and/or would like a guided run on the James River Park System's trails for the sake of familiarization. And no, you will not need to buy trail shoes! Just carry water if you'd like.
The Plan: We will lead a Trail Running For Beginners group at 8am on the first Saturday of each month if there is an interest. The runs will start and finish at the Pump House Road gravel parking lot behind The Boulevard Bridge toll plaza (adjacent to Byrd Park). The run will be for approx. 7 miles and will cater to your needs. The initial run is slated for January 7! Rain or Shine!
If you are interested in taking part in the 01/07/12 run at 8am, you MUST post a response to this email. Otherwise no one will be there to run with you! Please call if you need to.
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Mark, I love this idea nad am bummed that I can't make it this Saturday. I'm going to send this offer out to my group tonight, though and see if anyone wants to join you. I'll ask them to post here, or email me if they are not RRRC members & I'll post.
It is confirmed that I'll be there to lead out the group. Best for anyone interested to be at the Pump House Rd gravel parking area at 07:50 and be ready to run at 08:00 sharp. This should be a blast!
Mark- what a great idea! I'll be there.
I''ll be there. 7-8 miles at a steady pace. Will be lotsa fun!!!
My friend and I are planning to be there Saturday. We are new to trail running but usually run about 9:30 to 10:00 minute miles. Can't wait to see you all there!
This will be an adventure!
Hi Mark - I plan to join you on this Saturday, January 7th for the trail run for beginners. I am bringing one friend so will be 2 of us.
Great! Share the experience. We're gonna have a great time rain or shine!!!
Hi Mark, I plan to join you tomorrow 1/7
Great run this morning! Thanks for organizing, Mark. Hope to see you all next month! :)
Great experience this morning. Thanks Mark and Everyone.