Let Mountain Run share their hard earned knowledge about navigation.
We have collectively spent years navigating in the mountains of the UK and further afield. Competed in many events, navigational and marked courses.
The experience we have, has been wrapped up into a single day course, concentrating on how to get started with this simple and easy to learn skill, with all content based around using a map, learning to introduce the compass and learning to use a map alongside a GPS Watch device so if you run off the trace for what ever reason, yo can find your way back on course.
Any aspiring Ultra or Trail Runner. If you have a desire to 'know' where you are in the mountains and would like to move away from just following a 'trace' on your watch, then this is the day course for you
During the session, Charlie will decode the map, help you stay on top of 'knowing' where you are at all times, get the map set so it makes sense and give tips, tricks and skills that will sink in easily and [assuming you practice] stay with you for a lifetime of running and walking.
If you are looking to up your skill level and even move to 'navigational' only races, you are looking in the right place. If your looking to stop making errors and running off course when racing, adding km's [how many??] to your races, this is the day for you!
Date: Sunday 25th February 2024
Meeting Time: 09:15
Course starts: 09:30
Meeting place: Climbers Shop, Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria
The course is based around the fells of the Ambleside.
Please bring the following and make sure you have everything, although we have some spare kit, we don't have everything:
We are happy for you to bring extra Mountain/Trail Kit if you would like to discuss how to use it, best applications etc.
Please advise us of your experience.
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 Leki poles, so don't worry if you don't have any.
A 2hr theory session based around fundamental navigation skills for ultra and trail running, with Sean Bolland, Elite OMM Winner. In association with 'The Nav Guy'
Decoding the Bob Graham Round; This is a 2 hour in depth seminar about everything you need to know to plan/organise your Bob Graham Round to how to train in your own area. If you are serious about doing a BGR, then this session will charge you with everything you need to know and more.
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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.
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.
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.