Back for the fifth year, 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 heart of the Lake District, this is an immersive weekend of skills training and mountain-craft: expect full days; extreme running; exposed ridges; 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 Lakes Sky Ultra 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. 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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**There will be a social run at 19:00 for those who book this extra night from Patterdale Hall.
N.B. The programme below is indicative of the typical course content, but may be subject to change:
[Friday night arrivals will be offered a guided social run at 19:00 from Patterdale Hall]
Day 1: Saturday
09:00: Meet/greet & course briefing
10:00 - 16:00: 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:
16:00 - 18:00: Review of the day, including:
20:00 'till late Dinner – followed by drinks, mountain chat and tall tales in the relaxing lounges at the Patterdale Hall if the mood takes us there … [Bring your own alcohol]
Day 2: Sunday
06:30 - Yoga Session for runners with Inspired Life Yoga
07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:30 - 15:30 (approx): Guided run and scramble, likely to include:
16:00: Finish and depart
Please be aware we might be moving at slow speeds at some points during the day: please account for this in your clothing selection. Check the weather forecast in advance of the training weekend and come prepared.
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