Comfortable with the trails, you want to extend your skills and head to the fells, untracked hills and mountains await as there are now no limits to where you can run.
This two day course looks at both the technical fell running skills and the navigation and safety knowledge so that you have a safe and rewarding fell run, time after time.
Who is it for ?
This Fell Running course is designed for those who are comfortable running off the tarmac and on trails and want to extend their runs into the higher hills and also venture off path.
Fell Running – Course Overview
After introductions, we explore the safety and navigational skills that are needed to fell run safely.
We include what to carry for emergencies and how to manage an incident wether that’s a snapped ankle on top of Bleaklow or something more serious.
On day two, we look at training, nutrition and hydration and use video analysis to improve your technique on undulating ground. We also look at running Ultras, the use of poles and Mountain Marathon skills.
We finish the day looking at stretching and conditioning and how to prepare for a long distance event.
Beyond the Edge are one of the UKs most experienced providers of training courses for hills and mountains and our courses are both highly informative and run by hugely experienced trainers. Importantly in our opinion, they are also fun and run in a friendly manner. We take great pride in the very high percentage of individuals who return for further courses.
Fell Running – Course Format
We mix the theory and practical together over the two days so there is plenty of time to rest and learn. This is not a hard core training camp!
Day 1 We start at 9 am with an introductory chat over a cuppa in our training room. Next we cover running kit for the fells and some advanced navigational theory before heading out onto the hills to put these navigational skills into practice.
The day is spent at the walk to concentrate on navigation. Oxygen pumping to the legs is not going to the brain so you learn less if we run.
We also cover what to carry for emergencies and practice what to do in several scenarios.
We aim to finish at around 4:30pm.
Day 2 With our new found navigational knowledge we plan a 3-4 hour run / walk and then look at how to warm up before heading out. We practice our navigation and learn how to run on Peak District fells. This will include some video gait analysis and coaching. We also look at pole technique for steep ground and ultras.
On return, we rehydrate whilst discussing the benefits of a yoga and a stretching regime. We finish by looking at developing a training plan and how to prepare for and enter your first fell running event.
We aim to finish at around 4pm today to allow those travelling a further distance to get home at a sensible time.
- Location: Peak District
- Cost: 140 per person
- Duration: 2 days
- Ratio: 1:8
- Level: Intermediate
Bespoke Dates and Locations
If there are no dates suitable, we can run this course privately please contact the office and we will arrange some dates and a location to suit your diary.
The course will meet at The Sir William Hotel at 0900 in the village of Grindleford. The village has good bus and train links with Sheffield and good train links to Manchester.
The hotel has ample free parking.
A full kit list with recommendations as to what works best is contained in the Joining Instructions. These also contain a host of helpful tips and links to articles and videos to help you get the most out of the course.
We can provide maps and a compass, please just let us know if you require this.
You certainly don’t have to be super fit to enjoy this fell running course. Average trail running fitness and confidence off tarmac is all that is required.
This Beyond the Edge course is non-residential to allow you to select between a thermarest or 5 star hotel as you require. There is lots of accommodation in the Hope Valley and we recommend The Sir William which offers BtE clients a discounted rate and most courses start from here. Other options are listed on our Accommodation page.
How do I book ?
The best way is via this webpage. Choose the date from the options on the above and then submit your booking. You only need to pay the deposit if your course is more than six weeks away.
For bespoke events get in touch first so we can check diaries and if required give you a quote. Get in touch by either calling the office on 01142 631 155 or emailing us.
Does the course include accommodation ?
Not usually! We prefer to let you choose where you will be most comfortable. This may be in a tent or in a luxury hotel.
In the Peak District we work out of the The Sir William hotel. This is a comfortable Inn with stunning views over the Hope valley and it also serves great food (try the game pie if it’s on!). We recommend that you stay here as they are well versed in looking after walkers and climbers and it’s a 30 second commute from the breakfast table to our meeting room!
They can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org which is best as it allows them to answer when they have a spare few minutes or alternatively 01433 630 303 and ask to speak to Helen.
If this doesn’t suit you for whatever reason, further accommodation options can be found on our accommodation page.
For bespoke courses and events we can arrange whatever you desire from a bivouac under the stars to a spa hotel.
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