Wild Thyme Trail Running

Guided Trail Running in the Sierra Nevada and Granada Province, Andalucía, Spain


About Matt Dowse, founder of Wild Thyme Trail Running


All days are led by Matt Dowse, an experienced runner and passionate outdoor enthusiast. Matt has been running marathons and ultra-races for over 10 years, finishing 100 and 50 mile trail races along with numerous trail marathons and shorter distance races.

In July 2019, Matt finished 16th out of a field of 250 in the Ultra Sierra Nevada, a 100km trail race from Granada to the peak of Veleta, incorporating 6,010m of climbing and 4,590m descent. He then went on to run two sub-3hr marathons in two weeks in December, finishing Valencia in 2:55:33 on 01/12/19, and then running 2:56:00 in Malaga on 15/12/2019. He is currently training for the Ultra Sierra Nevada in November 2020, and the Arc of Attrition 100 mile coastal race in January 2021.

Before moving to Spain, Matt was working as a Ranger with the South Downs National Park Authority. He has a keen interest in and excellent knowledge of biodiversity and wildlife conservation.

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