Navigating is often perceived as a dark art or witchcraft that requires in depth knowledge and high skills for it to be effective. Thankfully this is not true and learning how to navigate can be a straightforward and fun exercise that will give you the confidence to venture further into the outdoors. For runners venturing into the hills and mountains it’s a vital skill and ensuring you can navigate is essential to staying safe.
Who is this course aimed at!
Our one day Mountain Running Navigation Course is aimed at trail, fell and mountain runners looking to improve their navigation and become safer and more independent in the outdoors. This course is also ideal if you’re looking to take on a mountain running race like the OMM, LDMT or any other fell or ultra-races in the outdoors. By the end of the session you can expect to have a more structured approach to your mountain navigation and be able to navigate more efficiently and effectively.
What will we look at on the day
- Map fundamentals (Map types, features and icons)
- Navigation fundamentals (How to use the map and compass)
- How to navigate efficiently when running
- Re-location and finding where you are.
- Fun orienteering game (Find the flags) at the end of the session to put it all into practice.
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 looking for an introduction to Mountain Running why not check out our Mountain Running Skills Workshop which runs in Snowdonia, North Wales.
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