Ultra Running Training Camp
Time & Location
Based in Keswick, Cumbria, we will spend the weekend talking all things ultra running. This weekend is for those that are either running their first ultra this season or those that want to sharpen their skills and get a big back to back training weekend under their belt.
We will focus on both the technical, logistical and mental elements that make up successful ultra race preparation and excursion, including: running technique/form/efficiency, nutrition, planning, pacing, use of crew, use of specialist equipment like poles and much much more.
This weekend training camp will be delivered by Sam Hill, a fully qualified ultra running coach and international mountain leader and as well as focusing on coaching he we will also be sure to run on some of the best hill and trails in the Northern Lake District.
How it works:
Day 1: Friday
Meet Sam at Moot Hall in Keswick at 2pm. This is the start of many famous adventures, like the Bob Graham round and a fitting place to start our adventure. We will spend the afternoon on the trails focusing on setting up good ultra running form and talking about running efficiency. This will set us up for the rest of the weekend and give you some pointers to work on over the following days. We will be on the trails for about 2 hours.
There is the added option to go for a short 1hr night run at 9pm for those that would like to test their head lamps on the trail.
Day 2: Saturday
Long run day! We will meet at 9am and head into the hills for a full 6 hours of running and coaching in the hills. There will be an emphasis on pacing, race strategy, a running pole workshop and up/downhill technique masterclass.
Day 3: Sunday
Today we will head into more technical terrain and put everything learnt over the past 2 days into practice. The run will be between 4-5 hours depending on the group and conditions.
Travel and Accommodation:
Travel: The easiest is by car. Leave the M6 at Junction 40 and take the A66 to Keswick . Alternatively, you can take the train to Penrith then bus or taxi to Keswick.
Accommodation: In light of the current climate regarding Covid-19 I have taken the decision to not include group accommodation in the cost of this weekend. This gives you the freedom to stay in the type of accommodation that you would most prefer as well as not having to share with other unknown guests. It will also give you the option of either travelling to the event on the Friday night or the Saturday morning. I feel like this is the safest option for everyone involved.
We will be using the Keswick YHA as our base and this is a great accommodation option but there are plenty of other accommodation options from campsites to luxury hotels a short walk away.
Running shoes (something with a good tread designed for off-road running), waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, running pack with the ability to carry 1 litre of water plus spare layers, hat, gloves, spare warm layer, trail snacks, mobile phone (with a waterproof bag/cover … just in case!). For sunny forecasts, a cap and sunglasses might be handy.
- 2.5 days of guided running with an experienced and fully qualified running guide and coach. I guarantee to take you on the best trails in the area!
- Sports Nutrition/hydration Products from partners to help fuel your runs
- One to one caching and advice to help take your running to the next level
What’s not Included:
- Travel to and from event
Please be aware that for this weekend to take place we need a minimum of 3 runners.
Full terms and conditions are given at sign up.
- Ultra Running Camp£145+£3.63 Service fee£145+£3.63 Service fee0£0