Whether you are preparing for one of the many UK Skyrunning races, or just wanting to take your mountain adventures to a new level this is the course for you.
Skyrunning is a fusion of mountain running, both on and off trails, with easy mountaineering and scrambling, so to get started we need to be good at both; With all the skills and equipment needed to travel through the mountains as runners, as well as solid movement skills over broken rock and easy climbing terrain. Route finding skills on steep ground and knowing how to plan a route are also essential.
At Trail Running Scotland, we have the perfect combination of experience to help introduce you to this extreme challenge. As mountain runners who have competed in a wide variety of events, including the Ring of Steall and Glencoe Skyline we know how to pick a route that works.
We are also highly qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors with over 15 years experience coaching in all aspects of mountain-craft. This experience ensures you get the best quality learning and enjoy a safe adventure.
This course is designed for mountain runners who are ready for an adventure. A good head for heights and some scrambling experience are helpful. If in doubt give us a call.
As well as technique out on the hill we share ideas about how to train for skyrunning, including strength and conditioning advice, helping you to learn the importance of staying strong and injury free for those long climbs and pounding descents.
Based in Glencoe, the home of Scottish skyrunning, we have easy access to the mountains and a huge variety of locations that we can use for our training. This course includes two days of instruction and does not include accommodation or meals, allowing you the flexibility to choose your own.
For this course we will work in groups of no more than 4 per instructor, so that we can really look after you all well and tailor the routes to your needs.
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Both days will be a continuous journey through the mountains, with some nice running mixed with steeper walking and slower sections as we explore the subjects. A good level of mountain walking fitness along with a base of off road running experience will help you to get the most out of the day. As a guide you should be comfortable covering 20km with 1000 meters of ascent in 5 hours.
A reasonable head for heights and some scrambling experience are helpful. If in doubt give us a call.
Please refer to our guidance on Essential kit for trail running safely.
We will be aiming for a full day in the mountains so we will have to be prepared to deal with everything that the mountains and the Scottish weather can throw us. Whilst we don’t want to be over burdened it is essential that every member of the team is carrying the correct equipment to deal with the unexpected. To ensure your safety the following kit list is therefore compulsory for each individual. Additional safety equipment will be carried by the guides.
Waterproof jacket (with taped or welded seams and a hood)
Waterproof trousers (with taped or welded seams)
Spare* synthetic insulated upper layer
*We recommend carrying approximately 300g of synthetically insulated upper layers.
Hat and gloves suitable for the weather conditions
For cold conditions, we recommend:
For mild/warm conditions, we recommend:
Adequate footwear - Fell trail shoes only
Food - Enough lunch and snacks to fuel a full day in the mountains
First aid kit
The guides will be carrying emergency first aid supplies but if you can have a small personal kit with blister pack/compeed and any personal medication.
Maps - will be provided
If you have any questions or need advice about any of the equipment please just ask.
We will meet in Glencoe at 9am on Saturday morning. Exact location to be confirmed a week before the event.
Glencoe is well serviced by the Citylink busses.
We recommend the Hostelling Scotland hostel in Glencoe where you can get a 10% discount by using the code TRAILRUN