Stronger forward propulsion; better balance and efficiency; reduced leg fatigue; improved cardiovascular fitness; better muscle tone; increased upper body strength; faster fitness gains … the benefits of running with poles are immense.
Running ultras and using poles go hand in hand (pun intended!), so if you want to maximise your efficiency in your next long race, this is the course for you. It’s not hard to get started with poles, but getting the style, gait and positioning right is a true skill – this is where our expertise comes in. We’ve been using poles for as long as we can remember, and over the past ten years we’ve taught countless others to do it too: some of the UK’s best ultra runners have trained with us. Get to grips with your poles, and you will reap the benefits next time you hit the trails or mountains.
We recommend a minimum half-day session for one-to-one training; for groups, a full day is recommended. We will cover:
This course is designed for anyone who is new to running with poles, or who has started to use them already and needs to iron out bad habits or learn the ‘correct’ techniques.
Come on your own, or bring your friends: discounts are available for teaching groups of 2 – 10. See our Price List for full details.
Max group size: 10. If you want to bring a larger group, please contact us to discuss your needs.
Full day courses run from 09:30 to 16:30 with a break for lunch; half day courses may be booked in the morning or afternoon.
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 course and come prepared.
Mountain Run have teamed up with Andrew Ritchie from Performance Breathworks to bring you a brand new online course for why and how to Nasal Breath for running and for life.
A one-day introductory course covering winter navigation, kit choices, ice axes, crampons and more, giving you the skills and confidence to enjoy the best winter mountain running of your life.
Learn to use Trail Running Poles for walking and running in Ultra Race's and Challenges. In this course we will teach you the basics, go through some drills and then put in to practice what we have learnt. We'll supply the poles, so don't worry if you don't have any.
Our navigation classes are second to none. Delivered by Sean Bolland, known as The Nav Guy. Sean is an elite MM runner, winner of the OMM and delivers all Mountain Run's online navigation masterclasses. Sean will coach you to be the best navigator you can be.