Fun & friendly group courses to take your running up a gear!
Mountain running is less about record times and more about the enjoyment of travelling fast and light in the mountains. For many mountain running is a liberating experience where you shed the heavy walking pack for a lightweight running vest and the freedom of being able to “pop into the mountains” when you get a few hours free away from normal life. You may be surprised to hear that you don’t need to be an athlete to run in the mountains and all shapes and sizes can be found running along the tops. All you need is a good level of fitness, a sense of adventure and some basic skills to ensure you can have a safe and enjoyable day outdoors!
Who is this course aimed at!
This one day course is aimed at road and trail runners looking to take their first steps running in the mountains. During the day we will look at planning, equipment and clothing before heading outside to look at the fundamentals of navigation for runners. After lunch we will head into the mountains to take on a nice steady mountain run which will be around 10km and 800m of ascent but with plenty of breaks and discussions along the way. By the end of the session you can expect to have a had a good workout, gained loads of knowledge about equipment and mountain running while coming away with some solid navigation skills to use on your own adventures.
How fit do you need to be!
While this course is more about skills than pushing you physically, you will need a good level of fitness with the ability to run 10km on trail and rough ground without stopping. Previous courses we’ve had a good mixture of ability where we walk most of the uphill’s and run the flats and downhill sections. We always make sure that everybody is looked after and nobody is left alone. If you want to discuss your fitness levels and find out if this for you, why not drop us an email and we will happily give you our advice. We would also like to stress this workshop is not aimed at elite or high end athletes so if you feel you fall into this category please email us for our alternative options.
If your already a competent mountain/fell runner but looking for a instruction in navigation why not check out our Navigation For Mountain Running course in Snowdonia.
Picture from last years Mountain Running Workshop in Snowdonia
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