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Muscle strenghtening workshop for trail runners in the Sonian Forest, Belguim

Foret de Soignes Hike - Photo Credit Ines S

Join Thibault, a certified mountain leader, for a fun and informative day of muscle strengthening trail runs along the beautiful paths of the exquisite Sonian Forest in the heart of Belgium.

Group

1 Day

Dec

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Enjoy well-maintained and scenic trails in this UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Learn all the proper techniques and work outs to gain muscle strength.
  • Learn about the social and ecological importance of this forest to Belgium.

Description

Are you interested in increasing your strength and endurance, while enjoying some of the local scenery? Then this one-day trail running program is right for you!

Join me for this three part session, in which we will go over the best practices for strengthening muscles through trail running in the morning, put these to use on an afternoon trail run in the Sonian Forest and wind down with a question and answer session about what we’ve done.

Located on the outskirts of Brussels, the Sonian Forest is a marvelous natural forest full on interconnected pathways, lakes and wildlife. It’s the perfect activity for those who enjoy running and live in Brussels or are traveling here for several days and are looking to escape into the outdoors.

Since the maximum number of participants is limited to 12, this is an excellent opportunity to work directly with myself or another experienced trail runner and learn what the best postures and techniques are.

There will be plenty of opportunities for one-on-one advice as well as a good atmosphere for socializing with others during the run.

We will also be able to enjoy this beautiful forest, which was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017. Composed of deciduous trees and numerous lakes, we might even get the chance to spot some local wildlife and learn a bit about the forest’s social and ecologic importance to Brussels and Belgium.

So what are you waiting for? Book now and prepare for an informative, interesting, and most of all, fun day of muscle strengthening through trail running in the Sonian Forest!

If you like the look of this trip then I think you will also enjoy my weekend trail running on the Escapardenne Eisleck Trail!

Details

Meeting point

To be determined upon booking.

About the guide

Passionate about trail running, the outdoors and everything that nature provides to us, I got certified as a mountain leader by the Club Alpin Belge. I also work as a school teacher and devote my free time to my artistic pursuits.

Maps are another of my big passions. I collect them and spend hours looking at them and searching for the best itineraries in the Alps, the Andes, the Carpathians...and then I take you to explore them, running or walking.

My mission is to share with you the happiness that a high altitude lake can provide, the comfort that one can find in a rustic mountain hut and the excitement of walking along a mountain ridge. Looking forward to meeting you!

Languages

French | English

Residence

Nethen, Belgium


What people are saying about Thibault Cassart

Valeria Schirru

2.00

November, 2021

First of all our guide was not Thibault as communicated initially but Nathalie. Already when in contact with Thibault communication wasn't smooth, he only replied via the platform days after the message with very short info. I had asked several times more details about the activity but I never got them...the day before I got a message from Nathalie just giving practical tips about clothes, meteo etc I was told that we would have had orienteering challenges in teams but on the day the guide was sending instructions to get to a point via smartphone (only to me) which was quite useless because I was the only one trying to find a way. On the other hand if she wanted to do something with smartphones she would have warned us in advance so that all colleagues would have had an active one and for exemple she could have sent the messages in a chat with everybody in. Anyway the best would have been to print out for us simple maps/instructions like the ones she had. All this should have been discussed and agreed with me/us in advance...otherwise it would have been far more interesting a simple walk with a guide that knows the history and characteristics of a place and that could tell us something (this was an offered option) interesting.

Anonymous

5.00

June, 2019

The trip was fantastic. Beautiful scenery and landscapes together with majestic hills. We lived a camping lifestyle for two days which was very enjoyable and even though we were relieved to finish after a tough 2 day trek, we instantly missed the feeling of being in the outdoors and away from the city. Our guide Thibault was excellent. He was the perfect guide for the trip, so helpful and knew what he was doing - couldn’t ask for better.

Quentin L.

5.00

February, 2019

Pour ceux qu’un stage/week-end organisé de Trail tente, je ne pourrais que vous recommander Trek Atout. Superbe weekend passé dans les Hautes Fagnes... 3 sorties trail sur des tracés magnifiques, super encadrement et top ambiance... plus que vivement conseillé ! Merci Thibault

Marlène Tubé

5.00

October, 2018

Des parcours magnifiques, un we bien rempli mais juste ce qu'il faut, un niveau adapté, une guide au top et un chouette logement ! En résumé, un we inoubliable.

Laurence Geerinckx

5.00

September, 2018

J'ai participé à la journée rando-photos à Bouillon ce dimanche et j'ai adoré! C'était super interessant, le cours etait très bien donné, la prof nous a super bien coaché durant la rando et l'endroit était magnifique!! Vraiment a faire!! Je ferai sûrement d'autres cours chez vous pour me perfectionner maintenant!

Solvel

5.00

January, 2018

Il y a juste deux petites semaines, j'ai participé à un weekend rando Trek Atout... Un superbe weekend ! Ok, la météo nous a fait un super cadeau : de la belle neige sur nos Fagnes! Mais tout de même, sans le "président" rien n'aurait été pareil ! Nous avons été accueillis comme des amis, Thibault nous a emmené sur des petits chemins et sentiers magnifiques, nous avons appris à jouer au whist, nous avons partagé l'apéro, Thibault nous a préparé une (demi)soupe sur un sol enneigé, nous avons échangé et beaucoup rigolé ! Je pourrais encore allonger la liste pour les non convaincus! ... Merci encore Trek Atout! (Depuis, je m'entraîne encore plus à la course à pied en espérant un jour faire un trail avec TrekAtout).

Marylene M.

5.00

October, 2017

une très belle organisation , un guide impeccable ,superbe weekend dans les voges, Amis trailer vous devez faire un week end trekatout ... merci pour ce magnifique week end beaux chemins , belle vue des alpes malgré que je n'était que dans les Vosges... Malou

Jean-Brice B.

5.00

May, 2017

Bloc trail en Belgique juste magnifique. Quasiment 70 km et 2500d+. Une équipe au top dont Thibault nôtre guide agile de la carte qui a su nous denicher des parcours aux petits oignons. Nath aux fourneaux qui nous a concocté de très bons plats végétariens (et pourtant je ne suis pas végétarien). Bref une organisation sans faille qui nous a permis de découvrir des coins superbes. Un week-end à refaire les yeux fermés.


Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 37 Each

Group of 2

EUR 37 Each

Group of 3

EUR 37 Each

Group of 4

EUR 37 Each

Group of 5

EUR 37 Each

Group of 6

EUR 37 Each

Group of 7

EUR 37 Each

Group of 8

EUR 37 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee




 

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