Back for the seventh year with a redesign in a new Lakeland area for Skyrunning.
The Advanced Skyrunning training weekend is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence you’ll need to run and scramble on technical mountain terrain. Based in the South West of the Lake District, this is an immersive weekend of skills training and mountain-craft: expect full days; extreme running; exposed ridges; new skyrunning terrain; great company; and a smile from ear to ear. You will learn to:
If you complete the course successfully, you will have gained a sound base of the necessary skills to complete Pinnacle Ridge Extreme, Glencoe Skyline or another equivalent race. But remember: once the course is over and your entry is accepted, your training has just begun! We expect you to get back out there and practice - then go out again and practice some more ..
The Advanced Skyrunning training weekend is designed for those with some previous mountain running & scrambling experience. It is ideal for anyone who wants to build their running and scrambling skills or to prepare for extreme mountain races such as Lakes Sky Ultra, Pinnacle Ridge Extreme, Glencoe Skyline, Trofeo Kima or Tromso and many more extreme sky-races. There are limitations – we can’t cure your fear of heights or get rid of vertigo – but we can help you to build confidence and experience in a controlled environment and in the safety of a small group.
If you are completely new to this form of running, our Introduction to Skyrunning Weekend may be more appropriate to your needs (full details and booking info coming soon).
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N.B. The programme below is indicative of the typical course content, but may be subject to change:
Arrival: Friday 30 April 2021
17:00: [Optional] - A nice easy grade 10k around the valley to work up an appetite.
19:00: Dinner in Coniston Coppermines YHA – followed by drinks, mountain chat and tall tales at the bar if the mood takes us there …
Day 1: Saturday 01 May 2021
06:45: Session 1 - Yoga for running form and flexibility for Sky and Mountain runners with Inspired Life Yoga - Session delivered by Shelley Barlow
08:00: Breakfast at Coniston Coppermines YHA
09:30 to 11:00: Discussion of the day & Navigation theory session, based around the ability to self-rescue off the course.
11:30 - 16:30: Skills training in the mountains. Please note that due to the nature of this session, warm clothing will be required – single-layer running clothes are not suitable. We will cover:
17:00 - 18:00: Review of the day, including:
19:00 'till late Dinner – followed by drinks, mountain chat and tall tales in the relaxing lounges at the Coniston Coppermines YHA if the mood takes us there … [Bring your own alcohol]
Day 2: Sunday 02 May 2021
07:00: Session 5: Yoga - Strength and Conditioning for Sky and Mountain Running with Inspired Life Yoga - Session lead by Shelley Barlow
08:00: Breakfast at Coniston Coppermines YHA
09:30 - 16:30 (approx): Guided run and scramble, likely to include:
17:00: Finish, debrief of the weekend and depart
Extra bookings available, see below:
Please note: You can book an extra night [Sunday] with us at the Coniston Coppermines YHA, this will be an extra supplement of £60 and will include - Meal at a pub in Coniston, B&B at the Coniston Coppermines YHA
Monday Guided Sky-run: You can book an extra half day's sky-run with us on the Monday after the course has been delivered. This will either be around the Coniston Fells (most likely) or we might head to the valley of Great Langdale, all group and weather dependant.
The cost of the 'guided sky-run' is £50 per person and is available as an 'add-on' at the point of booking.
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