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Trail/Ultra Running Pole Skills Day

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Saturday 24th February 2024

Bookings Open
Monday 31st July 2023
Bookings Close
Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 17:00
Bookings So Far
9 Participants
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £80.00   
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Course Organiser - Charles Sproson

Learn to walk and run with poles for Ultra's.

 

Come and learn to use poles for running to literally 'propel' yourself to your best PB ever in your next Ultra, Mountain Ultra or Sky Race.

 

Based in Glenridding | All about 'Running with Poles'


What to expect

  • A professionally delivered course
  • An outdoor gym to practice in
  • Skills to learn how to walk and run with poles
  • Between as 5 to 10km trail run to practice on
  • Use of Leki 'test' poles (if you don't have your own or want to try new ones)
  • Mixed weather - dress & plan accordingly
  • Smiles & a good fun day out!

What will you learn? 

  • Which poles are the best for running
  • What the benefits are for using poles
  • How to walk using poles to propel you forwards
  • How to use poles to propel your forwards whilst running
  • Hill Techniques
  • How to use your poles efficiently
  • When to use poles & when to stow them away

Who is it for? 

All runners wanting to get to grips with using 'trail running poles' for running. So whether you're booked onto the UTMB, Lakeland 50, Keswick Mountain Festival 50k Ultra, Dragons Back Race, The Spine Race or gearing up for a UK Round like the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley or Charlie Ramsay this is the course for you.

Mixed groups, no egos, 5k to 500k, we do not mind. Its a stop start day, delivered at an easy pace and is all about skills and not running/distance

Course Program

09:30 to 15:30

  • 2.5 hours on a 'fast-track' Nordic Walking workshop 
  • Break - 30 minutes to eat, hydrate and talk
  • 3 hours 'running with poles' conversion in the most efficient way - with Mountain Run inc. 5 to 10k trail run

Meeting Location: Mountain Run HQ, Ullswater Visitor Centre, CA11 0PD

What to bring

  • Waterproof jacket & trousers (taped seams please)
  • Spare L/S base layer, Primaloft layer or similar (no cotton please)
  • Hat or buff
  • Gloves
  • Hill food/Lunch Snacks
  • Race Vest/Small Pack to put it all in.
  • Trail running shoes.
  • An open mind and willingness to learn

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 your course and come prepared.

https://www.mwis.org.uk/forecasts/english-and-welsh/lake-district

https://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Glenridding-Dodd/forecasts/442

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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.

Other events in this series

Sat 15 Jun 24 Trail/Ultra Running Pole Skills Day
Sat 20 Jul 24 Trail/Ultra Running Pole Skills Day

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