Your Holiday Kit List

It is important to us that our runners are comfortable, enjoying themselves and above all, safe, while on one of our self-guided trail running holidays. It is therefore essential that you have suitable equipment.

Running shoes - the core of a running holiday kit list Trail running up rocky steps with the correct kit GPS and map on a grassy outcrop

To help you to prepare for your upcoming run, we have created a kit list of items that you may wish to take with you on your walking holiday. This is not an exhaustive list, but it should give you an idea of the items that you may find necessary. The items highlighted in bold are essential.

  • Running Shoes: These should be in good condition and ideally waterproof. Ensure that you have worn them a few times before the start of your holiday to avoid blisters.
  • Waterproof Jacket with a Hood: Brighter colours are a good safety measure as they are more easily noticed in poor conditions.
  • Waterproof Over-trousers
  • Small Daysack: This should be big enough to carry everything you need for a day's run.
  • Water Bottle
  • Sandwich Box and/or a thermos flask
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Mobile Phone
  • Waterproof Map Case
  • Compass, Whistle and Torch
  • Gaiters
  • Thick Socks: Synthetic or wool mix socks are best.
  • Liner Socks: These are useful for 'fine-tuning' the fit of your shoes, and also help to discourage blisters.
  • Trousers: Ideally these should be made of artificial fibre, or classed as ‘technical’ quick drying trousers.
  • Shorts
  • Shirts: Ideally these should be made of 'wicking' synthetic or merino wool fibres.
  • Warm Fleece
  • Warm Hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Gloves
  • Lightweight Pole(s)
  • Daysack waterproof pack liner: A large plastic bag is ideal for this.
  • Sitting mat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • GPS and spare batteries

A copy of this checklist is included in your Holiday Pack.