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Cape Wrath Ultra® Preparation weekend -

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Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th October 2022

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Friday 29th October 2021
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Thursday 27th October 2022 at 17:00
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4 Participants
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Entry Fee   £140.00   
Event Organiser - Ian Stewart

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Led by 2021 event winner Ian Stewart, this weekend will equip you with all of the technical skills required for success at the Cape Wrath Ultra. As well as that it will be a great opportunity to meet other future Cape Wrath'ers to share your experiences and meet new training partners.

Over the weekend we will cover:

  • Navigation - Fundamental navigation skills are essential for efficient travel across the wild terrain on the route. We will build map and compass skills as well as looking at the best way to use gps technologies.
  • Running with poles - Many competitors choose to use poles for the first time at the event because of it's attritional nature. Learn how to get the most out of them when walking, running and descending.
  • Descending technique - There are 11,000 meters of climbing over the 8 days of the race, that means that there are also 11,000 meters of descent. Small improvements in downhill efficiency will therefore make a massive difference in your speed across the ground and the compound fatigue over the race.
  • Physical preparation - With such a massive task ahead it can be hard to know how to structure your training time. We will look at analysing the event to find your strengths and weaknesses and then how to plan your training on a yearly, monthly and weekly cycle.
  • Strength and conditioning - A practical session showing you how to build yourself into a robust runner, minimising your chances of injury over 8 brutal days in the highlands.

Please note, this course places are only open to competitors with a confirmed entry to the next event or those who are planning on entering the event in the next 18 months. If this isn't you, check out our Performance Trail Running Weekend.


Alternative dates available:

2&3 April 2022

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