Back for the seventh 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 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).
Need to know more? For more details please contact email@example.com.
N.B. The programme below is indicative of the typical course content, but may be subject to change:
Arrival: Friday 14 May 2021
17:00: [Optional] - A nice easy grade 10k around the valley to work up an appetite.
19:00: Dinner in The National Trust's Stickle Barn – followed by drinks, mountain chat and tall tales at the bar if the mood takes us there …
Day 1: Saturday 15 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 Patterdale Hall
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 Patterdale Hall if the mood takes us there … [Bring your own alcohol]
Day 2: Sunday 16 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 Patterdale Hall
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 Great Langdale Bunkhouse, this will be an extra supplement of £60 and will include - Meal at the Old Dungeon Ghyll pub, B&B at the Great Langdale Bunkhouse
Monday Guided Sky-run: You can book an extra half day's skyrun with us on the Monday after the course has been delivered. This will either be around the Coniston Fells (most likely) or if transport options don't allow we will use a new route around the Great Langdale valley. .
The cost of the 'guided sky-run' is £50 per person and is available as an 'add-on' at the point of booking.
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.
The Lake District National Park is home to some of the most technical, scenic, challenging and rewarding running country in England, and we can't wait to share it with you.
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