Getting started with mountain marathons can be a little daunting and training courses can both inspire and provide really useful instruction to kick start your mountain running adventures. We are happy to recommend the following training course providers:
Joe Faulkner and his team at NAV4 Adventure are the original mountain running training courses providers and they have been providing highly regarded training courses for many years… there is unlikely to be anything this team does not know, or race they haven’t done! Their specialist Mountain Running Essentials course is perfect preparation for any mountain marathon and the 2019 course details are on the NAV4 website.
Trail Running Scotland
Trail Running Scotland is led by Ian Stewart and Laura McAuley both of whom are seasoned mountain professionals. Ian is a regular mountain marathon competitor and elite courses finisher and experienced Mountaineering Instructor (MIC) often found working at the Glenmore Lodge; the National Outdoor Training Centre. Based near Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park, Trail Running Scotland’s Mountain Marathon Preparation weekend is designed for both novice and experienced mountain marathon competitors. 2019 courses dates are 19-21st April.
Youth Mountain Marathon Training Camp
This weekend training camp is for younger runners (aged 16-21 only) who are interested in learning about mountain marathons, improving their mountain skills and navigation and having a great weekend on the hills. As long as you have got the fitness to spend a day out on the hills younger runners get the opportunity to run and be inspired by some of the UK’s top mountain marathon competitors. Best of all… this weekend is free to attend – check out the details now.
Based in Glenridding in the Lake District National Park, Mountain Run, headed up by Charles Sproson, organise and deliver many different ‘mountain running’ courses. Mountain Run’s team contains some of the UK’s finest athletes, with many titles under their belts, who are able to deliver coaching courses to guiding long distance UK rounds, with many different courses in-between. Charlie has planned many mountain marathon courses, as well as competing and winning events. Mountain Run offers designed and bespoke mountain marathon skills days and weekends throughout the year. All the mountain team carry Summer Mountain Leader qualifications as a minimum.