Your ultra journey starts here: we’ve teamed up with Beth Pascall, Damian Hall, Nic's Nordic Walks and Inspired Life Yoga, plus The Lakeland 100, Pure Outdoor Events and Keswick Mountain Festival,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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Course Program: Friday 05 March 2021
Saturday 06 March 2021
** Night option: Guided night run after dinner. There will be a £30 supplement for this session. You will be lead by head torch somewhere around the Patterdale Valley or the Helvellyn Massif, conditions dependant.
Sunday 07 March 2021:
Monday 08 March 2021: - ** There is a supplement to pay for this day and will require an extra nights accommodation (£45 B&B plus £40 extra for the day)
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
Beth Pascall - The Ultra Distance Racing Expert
Beth started out as a runner. Then, over the following 20 years she dedicated a lot of time to a plethora of other sports. Then in 2013 she returned to running. Knowing little about ultrarunning, she was initially inspired by books, but later by the people she met and the places it has taken her. She love the simplicity of running, the feeling of being connected to nature and the way of life it encourages me to have.
She is based on the edge of the beautiful Peak District in England. When not out running in the hills she works as junior doctor specialising in paediatrics.
Beth has a massive amount of knowledge to share with the weekend.
Damian Hall - The Ultra Distance Training 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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