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Mountain, Sky, Trail and Ultra School

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, 2017

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

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Winter Mountain Skills Days for Runners | Helvellyn Massif | Dates throughout Jan/Feb/March 2019

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...

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Night Navigation for Runners - 11th January 2019

A course designed to teach you how to navigate at night or in zero visibility conditions. Perfect for events like the Montane Spine and Challenger, Marmot Dark Mountains or any...

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Running with Poles for Ultra's - 12th January 2019

Learn to walk and run with poles, using them for forward propulsion and not just balance. In this course we will teach you the basics, go through some drills and then put in to...

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Guided Night Run with Silva UK around the Helvellyn Edges - 12th December 2018

Come and enjoy the magic of Helvellyn and her 'technical' Edges, being Swirral and Striding Edge, under the cloak of darkness, with Mountain Run expertly guiding you all the way.

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Guided Full Moon Run around the Helvellyn Edges - Winter Conditions - 21st Jan 2019

Come and join us for an epic traverse of the Striding Edge, Helvellyn, Swirral Edge and CatstyCam under the light of a FULL MOON

Course Ultra Running

Ultra Trail Running Skills Weekend | Patterdale Hall | 8-10 March 2019

We’ve teamed up with The Lakeland 100, John Muir Trust, Paul Tierney and Sarah McCormack of Missing Link Fitness, Damian Hall and Nic's Nordic Walks to create an immersive...

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Navigation 2 Day Course - Bronze Award (NNAS) - 30th & 31st March 2019

Mountain Run have been asked by Nics Nordic Walks to put on a Basic Navigation Course for Nordic Walkers, Trail Runners and Runners wanting to find freedom in the mountains. This...

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Introduction to Skyrunning | Great Langdale - The Hayloft | 26/27/28 April 2019 | Price £250

In association with Scafell Sky Race: learn the skills you’ll need to run fast & light over technical terrain; take scree & singletrack in your stride, climb strong & descend...

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Scafell Sky Race Recce Weekend | Based out of Great Langdale | 27/28th April 2019 | Cost £150

Come and join is for an expertly guided weekend of fun on the Scafell Sky Race route for 2019. With some epic course changes, extremely technical ground and an 'Introduction to...

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Advanced Skyrunning | Based at the Patterdale Hall | 10/11/12 May 2019 | Booking OPEN NOW

Created in association with the Lakes Sky Ultra & Pinnacle Ridge Extreme races, this is an immersive weekend of advanced skyrunning skills. You'll be running ridge lines,...

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Lakes Sky Ultra Recce Weekend | Based out of Patterdale Hall | 11/12 May 2019 | Recce Price Variable | Pre-booked accommodation available

Be guided round the Lakes Sky Ultra race route over 2 days with our highly experienced guides.

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