Athletes in attendance are: Robyn Cassidy - winner of Helvellyn Sky Ultra and Dragon's Back Race 2023 and Emma Stuart - Winner of Arc of Attrition 100, UTS 100 and Tor de Geants 2023, plus others [TBC] for a panel session over the weekend.
All athletes have excellent ultra backgrounds and are at the top of their game right now.
More athletes to be announced soon...
Your ultra journey starts here: we’ve teamed up with RunUltra, Scarpa UK, The Lakeland 100, the Lake District Sky Trails team to create an immersive weekend of running, skills and training that will prepare you to tackle your next (or first!) ultra or mountain challenge with confidence. Expect two and a half jam packed days of running skills with expert coaches, opportunities to learn from world-class elite ultra runners, and evenings talking trails and swapping stories over a glass of wine or a pint. You will:
Plus there will be highly interesting and informative talks from those involved and extra special guests*
*To be released in the new year.
All female trail and ultra runners who are thinking about tackling your first ultra-distance run/race or are already racing on the UK Ultra circuit but need help to progress, then this course is for you.
You don’t need to be a hardened trail runner to take part: from total trail addicts to off-road newbies, we’ve designed this ultra-immersive weekend to cater for all women.
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*** All the above extra choices can be booked at the time of booking the weekend.
Friday 17 March:
Saturday 18 March:
** Night option: Guided night run after dinner. There will be a £30 supplement for this session. You will be lead by head torch somewhere around the valley of Borrowdale or the Catbells Ridgeline, conditions dependant.
Sunday 13 March:
Monday 10 March: - ** There is a supplement to pay for this day and will require an extra nights accommodation (£30 B&B plus £60 extra for the day)
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.
Race operations, marketing and drive at LDST office, relatively new to Ultra Running but learning very fast and gives a great take on starting out and progressing through the ranks.
Garry Nicholson [MWIS] - The weather expert:
Garry has been working for MWIS since 2013 and is now one of the most active forecasters. He also manages ongoing projects and development for MWIS, and produces the popular video forecasts and social media content.
Garry has an MSc in Applied Meteorology and Climatology and a BA (Hons) in Geography and Broadcast Media.
Born and raised in rural Derbyshire, on the doorstep of the Peak District, Garry has always had an affinity for the great outdoors. Favourite stomping grounds include the rugged gritstone edges of the Dark Peak, the wide-open landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and in more recent years bagging the classic fells of the Lake District, combined with regular trips to the Scottish Highlands.
Garry is a student of weather history, and loves to delve into the archives to uncover the ever-changing nature of the great British weather through the decades, analysing how various cycles and patterns combine to give differences over time.
UK Elite Ultra Runners
Emma Stuart: [Scarpa athlete, record holder on Arc 100, UTS 160 and winner of TdG 2023
Robyn Cassidy: [Winner of Dragons Back Race 2023 and the Rab Helvellyn Sky Ultra 2023]
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'
Let Mountain Run's seasoned skyrunning instructors help you to gain the skills necessary to take on your first skyrace or develop your skill further to excel in the skyraces you have booked this season.
The Lake District National Park is home to some of the most technical, scenic, challenging and rewarding running country in England, and we can't wait to share it with you.
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.
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.
66 miles. 42 Lake District Peaks. 8,200m ascent. 24 hours to finish. If you’re looking for a serious running challenge, look no further. Have you got what it takes to complete a Bob Graham?