Can I come to "Jelley Legs" even if I am not a runner?
Yes of course, you can walk to Fountains Abbey from our house or into Ripon. There is a good bus service to Harrogate or York and there are plenty of good cycling routes
Can I come to run even if you are not doing 'guided' running holidays?
Yes, I can show you some easy to follow routes, lend you maps and GPS. With some notice I can find a local runner to guide you
What kit will I need to bring?
Off road shoes – it is essential to have shoes with good grip. I like La Sportiva or Inov 8 shoes with a stud-type of grip and some cushioning shoes for running in the Dales.
It may also be useful for you to have a running pack or bum bag, but this is not essential as I always run with a back pack with enough room for extra clothes, food, water etc.
Do I have to come at a week end?
Not at all. Please give me a ring or email me the dates you would like to come. If you want to make a longer holiday with perhaps a couple of guided runs, that will be fine.
Can I come on my own?
Yes, no problem. Some people will come in a group or with a partner, but if you want to come alone that is fine. If you bring a second person they get a 25% discount and a third person gets 30% off.
Can I bring a non-running friend?
Yes you can
Can I bring my dog?
Yes you can, we love dogs
Where will I stay?
Usually in the large garden room. However, if there are more than one in your group and you don't want to share the large room, then you will have the choice of a smaller non en-suite room or the Shepherd's hut.
"I change into running shorts and a light pair of running shoes...I feel transformed and free, like a caterpillar molting into a butterfly"
Bernd Heinrich Why We Run