Some of my favourite runs:
Bob Graham Round - 42 Lakeland Peaks - 23 Hrs 10 Mins
South Clunie Ridge - 7 Munros - 5hrs 30 mins
Cairngorms 4000ers - 4 Munros 7600ft of ascent - 6 Hours
Western 5 Munros in the Fannachs group - 3hrs 40 mins
Ben Lawers ridge - 7 Munros - 4hrs 15 mins
Although I am very happy with these times, they are by no means record breaking, however in 2010 I won the A Class at the Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon (LAMM) and this year came 4th in the Elite class. This just goes to show there is a lot more to fell running than going fast!
To the outsider the idea of fell running seems totally crazy, running is hard enough as it is, without taking it into the mountains. This course is carefully designed to
break these preconceptions and open the door to a whole new world of running, and a whole new way to enjoy the mountains!
We will look at route choice, running technique and kit choice as well as the vital skill of navigation on the move needed to keep us safe.
Before you know it you will be wooping down a grassy decent, traveling light, feeling the miles disappear under your feet and experiencing a sense of freedom and connection to the mountains like never before. (and yes, it is ok to walk up the steep bits!)
The beauty of the Mountain Marathon format is that there is so much more to the event than just running fast in a straight line and one navigation error, or carrying unnecessary kit could cost you the race.
We will work on efficient navigation skills in all conditions and tactical route choice, as well as running technique, kit considerations and nutritional planning and recovery.
The course would be tailored to your ambitions, from Mountain Marathon First-timers to those wanting to shave off a couple of minutes and grab a trophy!