Begone boozy festivals, these events follow a trend for healthy holidays by adding running and fitness into a mix that also includes live music and DJs
The beaches, tidal islands, woodlands and coastal paths of the Gower will play host to this music and running festival, now in its third year. The main guided trail runs start and finish at the festival site – 14th-century Weobley Castle on West Castle Farm – and range from 5k to 55k. Each run is split into three pace groups (visitors get with one trail run per ticket). There are lots of other running sessions, plus events such as a beer-mile relay, midnight and sunset runs, and running combined with coasteering, rock climbing and surfing. There’ll be workshops on race fuelling, neuroscience and endurance, and barefoot basics; talks from athletes and therapists; plus wood-fired hot tubs to ease aching legs. Music comes from Hackney Colliery Band, the Correspondents, DJ Luck and MC Neat and others.
• 4-7 July, adult £149, 13-17s £89, 6-12s £39, under 6s free (includes camping), lovetrailsfestival.co.uk