Fell running taster camp

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Fell running taster camp

  • Training weekends
  • Feb 21 - 23
  • 2020

Location base: Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK

General Information

3 days of guided running, a movie night, stretching and strengthening sessions, cold water dips as well as instructional sessions, all with like-minded people in beautiful scenery.

If you are curious about fell running, or off-road running in general, then this weekend will be a wonderful introduction. It's about having fun but also learning and appreciating the sorts of skills you need to develop to pursue the sport safely.

Is this for you?

If you aspire to run in beautiful scenery but have no idea how to tackle rough terrain or plan a route, then this is for you.

The weekend encompasses an evening run and full two days of guiding and tuition as well as bunkhouse accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and healthy post-run refuels. All you need to do its get yourself to Llanberis. The running sessions are very steady and you'll be taught how to manage different sorts of terrain and gradients.

Your fellow runners will all be beginners like you, with the focus more on experiencing how wonderful fell running can be. At the end of the weekend, if you decide you love this type of running, you can enrol in our Get Into Fell Running weekends, which are a lot more intensive and committing.

  • Experience

    If you consider yourself a complete beginner off-road runner then this is for you!

    These camps are designed for runners that need help with running over technical terrain, tackling steep uphills and downhills & using a map and compass.

  • Fitness

    As long as you run regularly & can manage 6 miles in a single run then you'll be fine.

    The pace is very steady and you won't be expected to run all the hills. However, if you are up for it, you will be pushed at intervals to learn how to apply training principles to improve your running. Don't worry, I'll be kind and we always regroup and recover. At the end of the day, it's about enjoying being out in the mountains.

  • Aptitude

    It helps to have a sense of adventure.

    You do need to have an adventurous nature and be prepared to try new things in mountainous environments where the weather can be very challenging. Be open to mud. Lots of mud.

  • Curiosity

    You need to be keen to learn

    It will help to have a thirst for knowledge & applying it. You'll be learning lots of things over the weekend, and while the focus of this camp is on having fun, we do make sure you come away with a true appreciation for the challenges of running in remote terrain.

What's included

A comprehensive weekend of guided runs, wonderful food and unique accommodation in a remote setting with like-minded people.

The full weekend of activities gives you:

  • Fully insured running guides with Mountain Leader and First Aid qualifications
  • Advice on training plans and how to avoid over-training or burnout
  • 3 nights bunkhouse accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners as well as ample post-run refuels
  • Digital Photo album of the weekend
  • 15% off at Joe Browns gear shops

Location & accommodation

We base the weekend right at the foot of Snowdon, where you'll stay in a cosy bunkhouse, completely off the grid, nestled right next to the hill-sides you'll be able to explore.

We'll have the wonderfully remote Crashpad Lodges as our exclusive abode for the weekend. Accommodation is included for Friday night through to Monday morning, but if you need to leave Sunday afternoon, no problem. Activities for the day on Sunday will end around 3 pm, but if you want to take a long weekend and explore Snowdonia a bit more, stay the Sunday night.

All breakfasts are included as well as two evening dinners. Given the nature of the activities, a formal lunch is not included, but post-activity snacks will be provided. You definitely won't go hungry!


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