“The weekend struck the perfect balance between getting in enough theory but still
spending plenty of time out on the hills getting to grips with the terrain. The scrambling was
definitely a highlight for me, loved getting up high on the ridges and I couldn’t have felt more
secure under Charlie's experienced guidance.”
Back for the fourth year, the Lakes Sky Ultra training weekend is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence you’ll need to run and scramble on technical mountain terrain. Based in the heart of the Lake District, this is an immersive weekend of skills training and mountain-craft: expect full days; extreme running; exposed ridges; great company; and a smile from ear to ear. You will learn to:
If you complete the course successfully, you will have gained a sound base of the necessary skills to complete Lakes Sky Ultra or another equivalent race. But remember: once the course is over and your entry is accepted, your training has just begun! We expect you to get back out there and practice - then go out again and practice some more ...
The Lakes Sky Ultra training weekend is designed for those with some previous mountain running experience. It is ideal for anyone who wants to build their running and scrambling skills or to prepare for extreme mountain races such as Lakes Sky Ultra, Glencoe Skyline, Mourne Skyline MTR or Tromso. There are limitations – we can’t cure your fear of heights or get rid of vertigo – but we can help you to build confidence and experience in a controlled environment and in the safety of a small group.
If you are completely new to this form of running, our Scafell Sky Race training weekend may be more appropriate to your needs (full details and booking info coming soon).
Need to know more? For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day 1: Saturday 12 May
08:30: Arrive in Glenridding
09:00: Meet/greet & course briefing
10:00 - 16:00: Skills training in the mountains. Please note that due to the nature of this session, warm clothing will be required – single-layer running clothes are not suitable. We will cover:
16:00 - 18:00: Review of the day, including:
19:30 'till late Dinner at the Travellers’ Rest Pub, Glenridding – followed by drinks, mountain chat and tall tales at the bar if the mood takes us there …
Day 2: Sunday 13 May
07:30 Breakfast at YHA Helvellyn
08:30 - 15:30 (approx): Guided run and scramble, likely to include:
16:00: Finish and depart
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 the
training weekend and come prepared.