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Fun & friendly group courses to take your running up a gear

Welcome to the UK’s leading school of extreme mountain running. Our day and weekend courses are about more than just learning skills: they’re about meeting like-minded people; sharing experiences and making memories. From summit selfies to beers at the bar, a Mountain Run course is a chance to immerse yourself in doing stuff you love, with people like you. Arrive as strangers; leave as friends.

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“It was more than just a course ... I can’t recommend Mountain Run highly enough. It was an amazing weekend with great people, both the Mountain Run team and my fellow runners" Tory M

When it comes to improving your mountain running skills and confidence, there’s no substitute for getting out there and doing it. Our specialist training courses are tailor made for runners who are getting ready for their next challenge, so whether you’re stepping up to ultra-distance, taking the leap from trail to skyrunning or getting ready for your first mountain marathon, we know the best spots in the Lake District to coach and guide you.

Every course is specially designed to take your mountain running up a level ... and show you the very best of our beautiful National Park along the way.

Courses

Mountain Run Ultra Trail Skills Weekend MIXED GENDER 1

Ultra Trail Running Skills Weekend - MIXED GENDER | Borrowdale YHA | 18 to 20 October 2024

An immersive weekend of ultra distance running training in the heart of the English Lake District, with expert coaches and elite runners, based around Ultra Distance Races, the UK Big 3 Rounds and Multi-Stage events such as The Spine, Dragon's Back Race, Cape Wrath Ultra and Tour de Geants etc

Silva Wrist Compass Mountain Nav Masterclass

Navigation for Runners | Ultra and Trail | All about navigation | Delivered from Ambleside | Price: £80

A navigation session for Trail and Ultra Runners - Beginner to Intermediate - delivered by Hugh Chatfield

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How to Walk and Run with Poles | All about running with poles | Date: 18th May | Location: Crow Park - Keswick Mountain Festival | Price: £80

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.

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Trail/Ultra Running Poles Skills Day | All about running with poles | Dates: throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn 24/25 | Price: £80

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.

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Advanced Skyrunning Day | Sunday 21 April | Based from Great Langdale | Single Day | £90

Develop your Skyrunning skills to take on more advanced and extreme sky races in either the UK or abroad. Let Mountain Run's seasoned skyrunning instructors help you to gain the skills necessary to develop your skill set further to excel in the skyraces you have booked this season.

Intro Skyrunning

Introduction to Skyrunning | Saturday 20 April | Based from Great Langdale | Single Day | £70

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.

Omm Online Training Navigation

Online Mountain/OMM Navigation Masterclass | Delivered through Zoom | Dates throughout Autumn, Winter and Spring 2023/24 | £30:00

An online 2 hour theory session based around mountain navigation for events such as the OMM or Open Fell events with Sean Bolland, Elite OMM Winner. In association with 'The Nav Guy'

MR Nav Guy Contours

Online Navigation Masterclass for Ultra/Trail Runners | Beginner to Intermediate | Delivered through Zoom by The Nav Guy | Dates throughout Winter and Spring 2024 | £30:00

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'

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Bob Graham Seminar | Decoding the Round | Online Zoom | Dates: 22nd Nov, 18th Dec, 25th Jan, 22nd Feb, 19th March, 29th April 23/24 - all start at 1830 | Price: £30:00

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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