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Guided Trail/Mountain Running Weekend

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Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April 2022

Bookings Open
Thursday 17th March 2022
Bookings Close
Sunday 17th April 2022
Booking Fees
Booking Fee   £250.00   

includes B&B accommodation

Course Organiser - Charles Sproson

Guided Trail/Mountain Running weekend | Almond Lodge | 22 - 24 April 2022

Let Mountain Run's expert guides take the stress out of your trail running in the Lakes. 

Awsome trails around the Helvellyn Massif, for all abilities. 

£250 | B&B accommodation included at the Almond Lodge

Anna Rutherford [3rd lady in Lakes in a Day 2021] says: "Experienced guides - perfect for a reccie of a race route and highly recommend"

Dan Lancaster says: "Had a great couple of runs with guide Charlie whilst I was on holiday in Keswick. I wanted to try a section of the Bob Graham route and a few nearby Wainwrights and this was a great way to do it. With less than favourable weather it took the hassle out of navigation and pushed me to go that bit further than I would have if out solo. Lots of good advice along the way and a good confidence booster for my future running plans. Will have to plan another trip to The Lakes soon! Thanks again Mountain Run

Joanna Morissey says: "Had a fantastic run with Charlie. He was absolutely brilliant and took me on a fantastic run. He gave me lots of tips and boosted my confidence. I will definitely go back and would recommend him to any level of runner." 

Course Program:  

Friday 11 March:

  • 16:00 - Early arrival time
  • 16:30 - Social 15km to 20km guided run with a guide from Mountain Run
  • 18:00 - Later arrival time
  • 18:15 - Social 5km to 10km guided run with Nicky Sproson from Nics Nordic Walks
  • 19:45 - Dinner at the Almond Lodge/Local Pub [TBC]
  • 21:00 - Film night or social chat with drinks [bring your own alcohol]

Saturday 12 March:

  • 06:00 - "Run to Swim in Glenridding Beck" or if weather is bad, "Wake up Run"
  • 06:30 to 07:30 - Session 1Yoga for running form and flexibility for Ultra and Mountain runners with Inspired Life Yoga - Session delivered by Shelley Barlow
  • 08:00 to 09:00 - Breakfast at the Almond Lodge
  • 09:30 to 14:30 – Session 2: Guided Lower Fells/Valley Run: Be guided around the lower fells of the Helvellyn Massif with cafe stops if needed on the way.
  • 14:30 to 16:30 - Slack lining session to get your balance sorted and core strong
  • 17:00 to 18:15 - Free time to run or shower and relax
  • 18:30 to 19:30 - Dinner at Almond Lodge or Local Pub [Location TBC]
  • 20:30 - Relax and chat in the Almond Lodge

** Night option: Guided night run after dinner. There will be a £30 supplement for this session. You will be lead by head torch somewhere around the valley of Glenridding or the Helvellyn Massif, conditions dependant. ​

Sunday 13th March 2022:

  • 06:00 to 06:30 - Run to Swim in Glenridding Beck​ or Wake up Run to Yoga
  • 06:45 to 07:45 - Session 3: Yoga - Strength and Conditioning for Ultra and Mountain Running with Inspired Life Yoga - Session lead by Shelley Barlow
  • 08:00 to 09:00 - Breakfast at Almond Lodge
  • 09:15 to 15:15 - Session 4: Guided High Level Summits Run - ever fancied a Bob Graham Round but feel its out of reach. Today's run will inspire you to put your feet where Bob once trod. The day will involve a high level run over part of Leg 2 over the backbone of the Helvellyn Massif. 
  • ** depending on numbers, we might be able to split this day to accomodate 2 groups. 

Monday 12 October: - ** There is a supplement to pay for this day and will require an extra nights accommodation (£30 B&B plus £50 extra for the day)

    • 08:00 to 09:00 - Easy morning start with Breakfast at the Almond Lodge, Greenside Mines
    • 09:30 to 14:30 - Guided run around the Patterdale/Glenridding Valley's offering a real 'Tour de Force' of the area's using some of the epic Lakes Sky Ultra route, re-developed for 2020. The run will be lead by Charlie from Mountain Run and Nics from Hiking Highs

What's included: 

• Two nights' awesome accommodation at the Almond Lodge (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 - we can cater for allergies, intolerances and vegan diets, please note in the booking form. 
• Notes to take home so you can review what you’ve learned
• Fun with like-minded people and the chance to make friends for life!
• Two full days of trail running with world-class running guides
• Two chilled out evenings with alcohol if the moods takes you [please supply your own]
• Fun and smiles – on and off the trails!

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

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