About Flirt with Dirt

What led us here...

Running is many things; it’s time with friends, or a chance for solitude. Some enjoy tunes or a good podcast, others enjoy peace. For some it’s an escape from work, for others (arguably a lucky few); it is work! It brings its rewards, and its frustrations. An expression of speed, or a celebration of movement. What is it for you?

Running became entwined in my own life in primary school, and has been the companion ever since in good times and bad, allowed me to meet the most wonderful of friends and travel to magical places. And nothing resonated more with me than running free in the forests where I grew up. And whilst the objectivity of a measured course and the clock have their appeal, the pure joy of just running, of adjusting to terrain, the meanderings of the path and the pace of the group, all the while engrossed in and amazed by my surroundings, was how my love of cross-country and trail running developed.

And it’s this passion that has driven the creation for ‘Flirt with Dirt’; to fill the void and provide more opportunities for juniors to race, trail runners to crank it up and beginners to discover the joy of running off-road…


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