SMILEY RUNS OFF-ROAD SESSIONS
Trail shoes are essential for this session as we follow routes that are predominately off road on trails. In the winter this provides an opportunity for runners to experience running in completely dark areas with a headtorch but with the confidence of knowing other folk are around.
The usual plan is to divide into about four pace groups each of which may follow a slightly different route appropriate to their pace and ability. The pace set is usually slower than you might do your daytime running and which allows for a more sociable running experience than is possible in some of the other sessions.
Each group runs for an agreed time, then turns back so that we should all meet back at the starting point at about the same time.