Yesterday we ran our very first Navigation for runners course, based in Aviemore. We were joined by 4 runners, covering the whole of Scotland, from Glasgow to Wick and with very different running backgrounds, from multiple ultra competitors to 5k and occasional runners.
From our base at the edge of the forest we were able to journey around a variety of trails, building on the skills as we went.
starting off with map setting and recognising features we added the compass skills progressively until we were navigating cross-country from the top of a summit to find our way back to the path.
After lunch we looked at online resources to help with route planning and then put them into practice with a lovely 5k run exploring some hidden singletrack trails above loch Morlich.
Details of our next course are here.
More photos are here.
If you know a runner, this is what they want for Christmas!!
GIFT VOUCHERS NOW AVAILABLE
£20 to £100 vouchers available to use on any of our 2019 courses. Set your running friends up with trail running skills, navigation for runners or mountain running skills. Or treat them to an amazing weekend of guided trail running in the Cairngorms or Torridon.
Buy your vouchers here:
This week we have launched our course programme for 2019. We have included all our courses from 2018 and added more dates in the Pentlands due to high demand for the navigation course we advertised this autumn. There is something for everyone so have a look and hopefully see you in 2019!
"It was a great day, really enjoyed it. I think I have the hang of it now!"
Lorna M, Navigation for runners 2018
"A very enjoyable day on all counts. Ian ran the course in a thoughtful and professional manner, and the course was tailored to meet everybody's objectives. (Really important point if you are not sure wether to go or not)"
John C, Navigation for runners
"Absolute professional - Ian inspires confidence in the most hostile of environments and couldn't be a more enthusiastic and capable guide. Can't wait to run with Ian again soon!"
Rob M, Celtman Support
"Ian's knowledge of the Scottish highlands and enthusiasm for running in the mountains, make him the perfect person to guide and advise you on an epic adventure!"