Trail Running Yorkshire (TRY) is a new group that is making a big impact. Formed in 2016 TRY is making the delights of one of the most scenic parts of the White Rose county accessible to more runners. Weekly runs are held on Wednesday nights, at a different location every week, all within 30 minutes drive of York.
TRY has 200 active members, as well as 500+ social media followers. Most members had never run off road before coming along to a TRY event, although others use TRY events to train for ultras and fell races. The group welcomes all abilities (minimum standard 5k an hour walk/run) and has an active social scene too.
Run Leader Kathryn is passionate about trail running and her aim upon setting up the group was to establish a friendly, welcoming community that enjoys exploring local historic sites, places of interest and natural beauty spots as well as having a social pint afterwards.
TRY also hosts a more adventurous run one Saturday a month and there are four weekends away each year. This year TRY has organised a challenge weekend on 7–11 September, heading to Northumberland, where the aim is to complete the Coast Path over four days. Weekend trips are open to all (even if you have never been to a TRY event before), and there are still a few places available. In addition, TRY are also hosting a beginners weekend in the Dales on 4–6 August.
For more details visit the TRY website.