Your ultra journey starts here: we’ve teamed up with The Lakeland 100, John Muir Trust, Paul Tierney and Sarah McCormack of Missing Link Coaching, Damian Hall and Nic's Nordic Walks to create an immersive weekend of skills and training that will prepare you to tackle your next (or first!) ultra with confidence. Expect two packed days of running skills with expert coaches, opportunities to learn from world-class elite ultra runners, and evenings talking trails and swapping stories over a glass of wine or a pint. You will:
If you’re thinking about tackling your first ultra-distance run, this course is for you. You don’t need to be a hardened trail runner to take part: from total trail addicts to off-road newbies, we’ve designed this ultra-immersion weekend to cater for everyone.
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Friday 8 March
Saturday 10 March
Sunday 11 March
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.
Charlie Sproson: The Nav, Running with Poles and Slack-line Expert
You can read Charlie's CV HERE
Nic Sproson: The Nordic Walking and Pole Expert plus back up Nav Trainer
You can read Nicola's CV HERE
Paul Tierney: The Natural Movement Expert
Paul has been a top level sportsman most of his adult life. He started with international hurling for Ireland and moved into running soon after. He was the winner of the L100 in 2015 and has worked with some of the top movement coaches in the UK. He is a 'Born to Run' Master Coach working directly with 'Barefoot Running' guru Lee Saxby. Paul set up Missing Link Fitness in the Lakes after his frustration with the many flaw's he saw in the fitness training industry. What Paul doesn't know about Natural Movement isn't worth knowing!
Paul won the Lakeland 100 ultra-trail race in 2015 and is a former record holder for the Wicklow Way.
Sarah McCormack: The Natural Movement back up trainer
Sarah came to natural movement training after many injury-fraught years of running with poor technique. Since improving her technique and changing her approach to strength training she has been running completely injury-free, and been having much more fun along the way!
Sarah has competed in international cross-country and fell races, winning the Snowdon race in 2014 and 2015 and team gold at the European Cross Country Championships in 2012.
Damian Hall - The Ultra Distance Expert.
Outdoor journalist and GB ultra-trail runner Damian Hall has finished on the podium at the Spine Race, Dragon’s Back Race (fifth overall), Lakes Sky Ultra in 2016 (finishing 6th) and the 2016 UK Ultra Trail Championships. In May 2016 the Inov-8 ambassador set a Fastest Known Time for the 630-mile South West Coast Path of 10 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. He’s run a Bob Graham Round with Charlie from Mountain Run (in 21:57) and a Charlie Ramsay Round this year with him as well, the pair finished in 23:11 after a perfect on-sight attempt, he used both rounds as training for UTMB, the world’s most competitive 100 miler, where he placed 19th in 2016 and now 12th (and 1st UK Male) in 2017. What Damian doesn't now know about ultra-trail running isn't worth knowing really! He seems to be quite good....
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