Our two-day Skyrunning Development Course is ideal for anybody looking to run in the mountains on technical terrain or compete in races like the Snowdon SkyRace or any other races in the Skyrunning Series.
Join us for two incredible days running the Snowdon SkyRace route and develop your technique and confidence running on technical mountain terrain.
- Equipment and nutrition
- Movement technique on rocky ground (Grade 1 scrambling)
- Downhill running technique
- Using running poles and technique session
- Training tips for race preparation
9am -Meet your guides and discuss the outline of the weekend and sort any kit or equipment you may need for the course.
10:30 Head into Ogwen to take on the Glyderau section of the Skyrace Route. This route takes you up and over Tryfans North Ridge and over Glyder Fawr down to Pen Y Pass. We will have lunch at the YHA in Pen y Pass before heading back over Glyder Fawr and down Y Gribin Ridge into Ogwen
16:00 Finish back at the cafe for hot drinks, cake and a debrief.
09:00 Meeting at Pen Y Pass we will head up and over Crib Goch* and onto Snowdon Summit. The normal Skyrace route descends the trail back into Rhyd Ddu but we will head over to Lliwedd as these two parts are the most technical of the route and need more time for coaching. We will run over Lliwedd and back to Pen y Pass to finish.
15:00 Finish back at Pen y Pass for a debrief.
** Please note that we may have to change to route if conditions make Crib Goch or Tryfan unsafe. We will offer a suitable alternative to focus on technique if this is the case.
Your Mountain Running Guides.
One thing that will be clear when you meet our running guides is we love running in the mountains. All of our instructors are Mountain Leaders or Mountaineering Instructors and are passionate about Skyrunning. Our team have competed in various Skyrunning and mountain races like the Mourne Skyline, LDMT, Ring of Steall and Mamores VK and have a wealth of knowledge about this activity.
Who is this for?
This course is perfect for anybody looking to push onto more technical running terrain or for those with a desire to compete in races like the Snowdon Skyrace, Ring of Steall or any other mountain running events. The pace will be set by our Mountain Running Guides and will ensure everybody in the group gets the most out of the course.
What IS included
- Excellent Snowdon SkyRace route information
- 1 - 3 Mountain Running Guides (Dependant on group size)
- Technical sessions along the route
- Logistics and route choice to get the most out of the course
- Training and nutritional advice
What's NOT included
- Transport to and from the mountains
- Food and drinks
- Parking fees (Some may apply on the second day)
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