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6th, 7th and 8th October 2023

That Was A Blast!

Before the dust as even settled on a memorable BIG Running Weekend of 2022, we are looking ahead to 2023.
As we round up this years event, we have most of all been amazed at the feedback we have received.  What a weekend, the weather, the happy participants and enthused leaders, coaches and speakers.  You can take a look at the photos from the weekend over at Face Book >>

How does a great weekend like this come together? Amazingly it is all of you along with all of us. Thank you to you all. You were amazing!

Few I think realise that the BIG Running Weekend is a purely voluntary undertaking.  It is not for profit and the proceeds from 2022 will be going to Humanitarian Aid with the British Red Cross. Those at the Accelerate store merely help to facilitate the bringing together and orgnisation of the event.  It’s a BIG list of volunteers that make it all happen in running the sessions, workshops and standing up and talking… so in no particular order we would like to thank all the regular volunteers that attended this year:

Leanne, Hazel, Christine, Simon, Sarah, Richard, Andrew, Debs, Harry, Harvey, Stu, Summer, Hugh, Julie, Izzy-Mai, Micah, Julie, Keith, Bea, Nancy, Colin, Karyn, Simon, Abbie, Margo, Chris, Chris, Matt, Anna, Issy, Andy

Without the support of the Woodland Discovery Centre, well, there wouldn’t be a BIGRW – an amazing and helpful Team.  Plus we can’t forget the Brands that bring the test shoes and kit along… Saucony, Dynafit, Scott Running and Black Diamond.  Then threre’s Sunshine Pizza and the Woodland Coffee Stop keeping us all fed and watered.

Thanks so much to you and all at Accelerate for such a lovely weekend. I had such a great time, everyone was so lovely and friendly and inspiring. Well done on a fantastic event, too, it was so well organised and the runs and talks were great. The pizzas were also delicious!

This years star speakers proved to be inspirational, informative and so so humble.  It just shoes what can be achieved.  A big thank you to Olympian Jo Pavey, Dot Kesterton and Ross Jenkins.  Key Speakers most definitely.

So we move onto the BIG Running Weekend 2023.  Yes, it’s a new time of year.  Yet, it also gives every runner time to assess their running and racing year, so to get ready for the next.  The focus will be on how the BIG Running Weekend can ‘Support your Running’ going forward. Coached Sessions, Guided Runs (how far can you run in a weekend?) and more workshops.  We already have plenty of new ideas for talks and topics to cover.  All very exciting.

So save the dates: October 6th, 7th & 8th 2023

We will again be keeping costs down, with limit as before on the number of entries we can take.  Cost will be £25 per adult if you book before September 1st 2023, rising to £30 after that date. There will be no entries on the weekend. Junior runners will again go free.
Your weekend band will get you into pretty much every talk, session or workshop – some do have limits.
We can’t wait – Bring it ON!

That Was A Blast!


The Big Running Weekend is a celebration of everything trail running, with sessions and events to suit all tastes!

  • Led Runs on the Outdoor City Run Routes
  • Wood Run Sessions on Technique, Strength and Stability
  • APC Trail School
  • Junior running workshop
  • Hill technique
  • Talks and Films
  • Kit Testing / Q&A
  • Night Running

6th, 7th and 8th October 2023 at the Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, S7 2QZ

That Was A Blast!

Before the dust as even settled on a memorable BIG Running Weekend of 2022, we are looking ahead to 2023. As we round …

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