Ready to take the step up from trailrunning to skyrunning? The Introduction to Skyrunning training weekend will equip you with the skills and confidence you’ll need to take on non-graded scrambling and run on technical mountain terrain. This is an immersive weekend of skills training and mountain-craft: expect full days; extreme running; exposed single track; great company; and a smile from ear to ear. You will learn to:
The course will give you a stable grounding for the Scafell Sky Race or another equivalent race. But, remember, once the course is over your training has only just begun: we expect you to go back out and practice - then go out again and practice some more!
The Introduction to Skyrunning weekend is ideal for anyone who wants to build their running and scrambling skills or to prepare for serious mountain races such as Keswick Mountain Festival 50km Ultra, Lakes Sky Ultra, Salomon Ring of Steall, Mourne Skyline MTR or Tromso. There are limitations – we can’t cure your fear of heights or get rid of vertigo – but we can help you to build confidence and experience in a controlled environment and in the safety of a small group.
If you feel you need more of a 'hands on rock' expereince then why not join our Advanced Skyrunning Weekend, which may be more appropriate to your needs.
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N.b. The programme below is indicative of the typical course content, but may be subject to change:
Arrival: Friday 22 April 2022
18:30: [Optional] - A nice easy grade 10k around the valley to work up an appetite.
20:00: Dinner in The Almond Lodge, Greenside Mines – followed by drinks, mountain chat and tall tales in the map room if the mood takes us …
Day 1: Saturday 23 April 2022
07:00: Session 1 - Yoga for running form and flexibility for Sky and Mountain runners with Inspired Life Yoga - Session delivered by Shelley Barlow
08:30: Breakfast at The Almond Lodge, Greenside Mines
09:30 – 11:30: Session 2 - Navigation re-fresher for self-rescue on a sky race with Charlie
11:30 to 12:00: Quick bite to eat in The Almond Lodge, Greenside Mines, packed lunch supplied.
12:15 to 16:45: Session 3 -Sky Skills training on the fell. Please note that due to the nature of this session, warm clothing will be required – single-layer running clothes are not suitable.
We will cover:
17:00 – 18:00: Session 4 - Review of the Day, including:
19:30 'til late: Dinner in The Almond Lodge, Greenside Mines – followed by drinks, mountain chat and tall tales in the map room if the mood takes us there …
Day 2: Sunday 24 April 2022
07:00: Session 5: Yoga - Strength and Conditioning for Sky and Mountain Running with Inspired Life Yoga - Session lead by Shelley Barlow
08:30: Breakfast at The Almond Lodge, Greenside Mines - perfect set to your day ahead
08:45 – 15:30 (approx.) Session 6:Guided run and sky scramble with Mountain Run, likely to include:
16:00: Finish, debrief of the weekend and depart
Extra bookings available, see below:
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.
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