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Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019

Bookings Open
Monday 26th November 2018
Bookings Close
Thursday 7th March 2019 at 18:00
Bookings so Far
12 Participants
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £250.00   
includes full board accommoadation
Course Organiser - Charles Sproson

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

In Association with the The Montane Lakeland 50 & 100


An immersive weekend of ultra training in the heart of the Lake District, with expert coaches and elite runners.

£250 | Full Board Accommodation | Location - Patterdale Hall | 8 to 10th March 2019

“Thanks for a great weekend, I learnt a lot from all your team and all the other folk on the course so I'm now massively inspired to do my first ultra” Julie T (Ultra Trail Skills Weekend 2018)

Course Program: 

Friday 8 March

• 18:00 - 19:00 - Social run with Mountain Run and Damian Hall
• 19:30 - 21:00 - Talk with Brennan Townshend

Saturday 10 March

• 06:30 to 07:30 – Breakfast at Patterdale Hall
• 08:00 to 09:00 - Yoga Session for Ultra-runners with Inspired Life Yoga
• 09:15 to 11:30 – Session 1: Nordic Walking and Running with Poles Wake your muscles up with some light Nordic Walking around the valley. Nicola will show you the benefits of Nordic Walking, the Nordic Running Style, Double Poling and much more, then Mountain Run will take over and explain how to make the transition to 'Running with Poles' for Ultra Distances. Once you have the skills working their magic, we will then go for a short run (3 to 5km) to get this ingrained in to your muscle memory and mind.
• 11:30 to 12:00 – coffee and a bite at Patterdale Hall
• 12:15 to 15:00 – Session 2: Natural Movement Skills with Missing Link Coaching Paul Tierney, Missing Link coach and winner of the 2015 Lakeland 100, will take you through a session focused on mobility, running technique and how to improve running specific hill strength
• 15:00 to 15:30 – tea and a bite at Patterdale Hall
• 15:45 to 19:30 – Session 3: Navigation for Ultra Runners with Mountain Run Learn the tricks of the trade with a map and compass; understand the value of route recces, and hear about all the most common ultra running navigational errors, so you can be sure you don’t make them on the big day!
• 20:00 to 21:00 - Evening Meal at Patterdale Hall
• 21:00 – Talk by one of the UK’s top Ultra Runners at Patterdale Hall hosted by Mountain Run

Sunday 11 March

• 06:30 to 07:30 - Breakfast at Bury Hostel
• 07:45 to 08: 45 – Session 4: Yoga with Shelley Barlow of Inspired Life Yoga Expert coach Shelley will guide you through the posture, flexibility and strength that are so important for ultra running.
• 09:00 to 10:00 – Session 5: Learn to Slackline OR Social Run Improve your balance, core muscles, agility and posture on a few slack-lines set up by Mountain Run. If you don’t fancy slack-lining, there will be a running option – but we recommend slack-lining very highly!
• 10:30 to 12:00 – Session 6: Ultra Running with Damian Hall Placed 12th overall in the UTMB 2017 and holder of the ‘fastest known time’ record for the South West Coastal Path, Damian Hall knows a thing or two about ultra running. But not content with that, he decided to put his mind and body through one hell of a training regime and took 5th place in the UTMB 2018! This year he joins us to share his experiences of running and training for some of the world’s most iconic races, followed by Q&A.
• 12:15 to 13:30 - Lunch supplied by Mountain Run
• 13: 45 to 16:30 – Session 7: Trail Run with Special Guests Damian Hall & others.... Head out for a mind-blowing, cobweb-dissolving, mind, body and soul-invigorating Trail Run around the Patterdale Valley. This is your chance to practice everything you have learnt over the weekend!

What's included: 

• Two nights' accommodation at the Patterdale Hall (note: this is single-gender premium dormitory accommodation)
• Home cooked and hearty food all weekend – breakfast, packed lunch and dinners, with brews and cake thrown in
• Notes to take home so you can review what you’ve learned
• Fun with likeminded people and the chance to make friends for life!
• Two full days of training with world-class tutors and coaches
• Two chilled out evenings drinking beer or wine (or a G&T if you must!)
• Fun and smiles – on and off the trails!

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