Outdoor Fitness & Adventure

About Me

Hello My name is Angela Jones 54 years on this beautiful planet, “I’ve lived a Life without lanes”

My Business Run-Wild  & Swim Wild Wye was formed nearly a decade ago on the back of my Passion and love of Water and the great outdoors and particularly the Wye.

Im an outdoor Adventurer, Wild Swim specialist, kayaking guide, instructor & Outdoor fitness coach  specialising on the River Wye and beyond.

The River Wye Runs through My Veins and has been  My office and Playground for over 30 years

Money doesn’t drive me, however promoting and spreading the word about our beautiful countryside does and the Wye in particular. There is non competitive element to my unpressured sessions , as to have fun and to enjoy the wild side is paramount ,if we stand and stare  everything is right in front of us !

Our environment and back to basics in what the great outdoors can offer is second to none mentally and physically for our health and well-being.

I’m highly qualified with a longevity in all that I do, particularly wild swimming and it is second nature for me to be in the Wye. I work on confidence, mindset, enjoyment, technique and progression in well-being and fitness with a huge smile and enthusiasm for all I do.

I organise many  small non competitive small  swim & adventure events all year round plus the ANNUAL GREAT WYE SWIM  .My business covers over 86 miles of the Wye and beyond

These include guided swims with technique and river reading from 1k to 15k most swims include a walk up and swim back down so you see the Beauty from the banks while learning to read the river and find out all your Saftey tips

I also take introduction to wild swimming,  for those just setting out ,night swimming ,cold water swimming, family swims, wild swim weekends and weeks. Kayaking ,wild camping ,adventure days and weekends are also available these are  for all ages and abilities with Saftey and enjoyment paramount.

I have a fully qualified and wonderful Saftey and event team I’ve built up over the years who help out on bigger events and are as passionate as me on the great outdoors

The Great outdoors is inclusive to all whatever the age or ability.

Over 20 years of International experience holding many international titles at senior level & category in triathlon & running up into my 50s, I firmly believe age is no barrier. You can introduce fitness into your life at any time and if you make fitness enjoyable it takes hold. Being fifty-four, I believe nothing is unattainable.But i also believe that life should be enjoyed with the emphasis on taking back control and maybe trying something that takes you out of you comfort zone.

I work with clients of all ages and abilities to help them achieve their fitness objectives, whatever level they seek to attain. I believe it’s paramount that strengthening and technique can be introduced at any age and this benefits the whole body in whatever we do.

My Adventures
I’m an independent traveller through far-flung places and the wild parts of the UK incorporating my adventures with my rescue dog Jack. Recent trips include kayaking from the Atlantic to North Sea through Scotland and running 92 miles back towing a kayak, swimming in Iceland with the icebergs and into the Tectonic plates with monofins (no wetsuit), a 5 week Wye adventure filmed by the BBC to include 100 mile kayak down the Wye, a 160 mile run back up the Wye Valley and an 86 mile swim down, sleeping out for 5 weeks and joined by my faithful dog Jack. My latest adventure took me and Jack across the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland; kayaking remote waters day and night unveiling the luminous Plankton, wild swimming with monofins in lakes, lochs, the Atlantic and the Irish Sea and running in the mountains and sleeping under the stars.

My Philosophy
I believe that bringing the elements of fun into fitness is the only way to enjoyment which is essential if the fitness ‘habit’is going to take root.

Part of this is making use of our wonderful countryside and the spectacular Wye Valley in Monmouthshire. Stunning forests, beautiful rock formations, miles of trail, plenty of wildlife and of course the wondrous River Wye itself with its clear waters and endless beauty. The Wye Valley is the most amazing venue for exciting adventures in fitness and training whether it be wild swimming, wild camping or kayaking the River Wye offers the perfect platform for fun and adventure.

The variety of terrain makes the local area ideal for all ages and abilities whether you are a beginner who just want to experience outdoor fitness or at an advanced level working toward individual goals with an emphasis on strengthening and technique.