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Mountain, Sky, Trail and Ultra School

Fun & friendly group courses to take your running up a gear

Welcome to the UK’s leading school of extreme mountain running. Our day and weekend courses are about more than just learning skills: they’re about meeting like-minded people; sharing experiences and making memories. From summit selfies to beers at the bar, a Mountain Run course is a chance to immerse yourself in doing stuff you love, with people like you. Arrive as strangers; leave as friends.

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“It was more than just a course ... I can’t recommend Mountain Run highly enough. It was an amazing weekend with great people, both the Mountain Run team and my fellow runners" Tory M, 2017

When it comes to improving your mountain running skills and confidence, there’s no substitute for getting out there and doing it. Our specialist training courses are tailor made for runners who are getting ready for their next challenge, so whether you’re stepping up to ultra-distance, taking the leap from trail to skyrunning or getting ready for your first mountain marathon, we know the best spots in the Lake District to coach and guide you.

Every course is specially designed to take your mountain running up a level ... and show you the very best of our beautiful National Park along the way.

Courses

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OMM Mountain Marathon Skills Day - 13th October 2018

The OMM is known as one of the hardest Mountain Marathons of the year. With Elite courses covering a marathon distance each day in the mountains it ought to be. Want to hone your...

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Navigation for Trail and Ultra Runners - 2nd November 2018

Navigating for Trail or Ultra running is a necessary skill if you want to experience the freedom of the trails. This one day course is designed to take you there, with confidence...

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Night Navigation for Runners - 2nd November 2018

A course designed to teach you how to navigate at night or in zero visibility conditions. Perfect for events like the Montane Spine and Challenger, Marmot Dark Mountains or any...

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Running with Poles for Ultra's - 4th November 2018

Learn to walk and run with poles, using them for forward propulsion and not just balance. In this course we will teach you the basics, go through some drills and then put in to...

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Guided Night Run with Silva UK around the Helvellyn Edges - 12th December 2018

Come and enjoy the magic of Helvellyn and her 'technical' Edges, being Swirral and Striding Edge, under the cloak of darkness, with Mountain Run expertly guiding you all the way.

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Guided Full Moon Run around the Helvellyn Edges - Winter Conditions - 21st Jan 2019

Come and join us for an epic traverse of the Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and CatstyCam under the light of a FULL MOON

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Navigation 2 Day Course - Bronze Award (NNAS) - 30th & 31st March 2019

Mountain Run have been asked by Nics Nordic Walks to put on a Basic Navigation Course for Nordic Walkers, Trail Runners and Runners wanting to find freedom in the mountains. This...

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Introduction to Skyrunning | Lake District | 2019 dates TBC

In association with Scafell Sky Race: learn the skills you’ll need to run fast & light over technical terrain; take scree & singletrack in your stride, climb strong & descend...

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Advanced Skyrunning | Lake District | 2019 dates TBC

Created in association with Lakes Sky Ultra, this is an immersive weekend of advanced skyrunning skills. You'll be running ridge lines, scrambling over open rock and grinning from...

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