Skyrunning Masterclass - 2 days - Snowdonia
The hills of Snowdonia are the perfect place to do a skyrunning course - soaring ridgelines and epic descents! Crib Goch, Tryfan and other hills make this a great playground for runners!
Time & Location
20 Aug, 09:00 BST – 21 Aug, 16:00 BST
Capel Curig, Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed LL24, UK
About the Event
Come out for a whole new experience of Skyrunning in the epic hills of Snowdonia. Home to the famous Crib Goch and North Ridge of Tryfan, the hills of Northern Snowdonia are a mecca for runners looking to get into the more technical terrain of Skyraces.
This course is perfect if you are looking to do races like the Snowdon Skyline, Ring of Steel or Glen Coe Skyrace!
During the course we will be looking at:
- Movement on uneven/unstable ground
- Technical ascents
- Technical descents
- Improving confidence and trust in your feet
- Improving efficiency and fluidity on rough terrain
- How to move “fast and light” on technical terrain
- Scrambling – hands on, graded scrambles, possibly with the use of a rope.
- How to practise and improve your ability on technical ground in your training
Day 1 will be a skilled focused day, where we look at all the skills we need to do a skyrunning race. Looking closely at key skills needed to gain confidence and efficiency on technical ground, honing in on all the skills required to move ‘fast and light’, we will cover all bases of skyrunning.
Day 2 will be a journey day; we will head into the hills onto graded, named scrambles, putting into practise the skills we covered on Day 1. We will also be looking at route choice and planning, giving you the skills to go out independently in the future.
You should leave the course with boosted skills, confidence and agility on scrambling terrain, as well as having had an epic 2 days in the best hills that Snowdonia has to offer!
To attend the course, you need to have a good level of hill fitness, already do some trail/fell running (you don't need to be quick!!) and have some experience scrambling (this could be walking, it doesn’t need to scrambling whilst running!). If you are unsure if you fit the criteria, or to see if this is the right course for you, please get in touch with me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a ring on 07808 263591.
Food and accommodation are not included in the course fee. Get in touch if you would like help or advice with either of these.
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