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Specialist one-to-one and small group training for trail, sky, fell and ultra running: get ready to ace your next race

Run trails. Run mountains. Run ridges. Run without limits. If you’re getting ready for your skyrunning debut, brushing up for your next European ultra or dreaming of a Bob Graham round, you’ve come to the right place.

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“I felt completely confident throughout the whole day thanks to Charlie's advice on technique and his knowledge of the area.” Mark N, 2017

From your first mountain run to your first sky run, first scramble or first ultra marathon: our made-to-measure training packages will give you the skills you need to tackle your next challenge with confidence.

All of our bespoke training courses are available on a 1:1 basis, or for groups of 2–6. Whether you come on your own or bring a group of friends, the content of your day will be tailor-made to match your needs, fitness and experience.

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We’ve got some of England’s very best, most technical running country right on our doorstep: our Lake District base is the perfect training ground for runners of all abilities who are ready to take their running up a gear. Whether you’re looking for specific experience that will help you secure a race entry, or building new skills to help you run more confidently or efficiently on technical terrain, this is the perfect place to start.

We offer full- and half-day options on all of our bespoke courses, and group booking discounts are available. Choose one of our best-selling options below, or let us custom-build a mountain-running package to suit your particular needs.


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Mountain Skills for Runners | Lake District | Dates throughout the year

Don’t let your big mountain dreams turn into a Mountain Rescue nightmare: if your sights are set on higher summits, bigger adventures or tougher mountain races this year, then this practical one-day course is the place to start.

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Running with Poles | Lake District | Dates throughout the year

Learn to use poles the right way, and you will transform yourself from struggling biped to energy-efficient quadruped: move efficiently, improve your stability, and boost your performance when you need it most.

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Navigation for runners | Lake District | Dates throughout the year

Learn to navigate, and the mountains of the world will be your playground. Our one-day navigation course is designed specifically for runners, by runners, covering all the essentials of sound navigation on the move.

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Night navigation for runners | Lake District | October to March

If you’re training for a long ultra, or if you just want extra peace of mind before you head into the hills for a long day out, sound night-navigation skills are a must.

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