Click one of the course images below, to view the trip
off road & Skills
& Advanced running
those looking to start off road, or to learn skills. You
should be able to run 5-10km (road or Park Run).
off road running is a bonus (but not essential), though
you can run 10km to 1/2 marathon level.
those with trail running experience, who seek a greater
challenge in terms of higher or steeper terrain, or to
follow a classic ultra route (guided or self-guided).
Intro trail running day
day to introduce you to running on off road trails in
District day of runners navigation skills,
and route planning.
Trail and Fell
course to learn key mountain running techniques.
based week, also running in Italy and Switzerland too!
those training for their first ultra trail. With a night
the full UTMB route over a week, guided by a finisher.
trail race routes including UTMB & Mont Blanc 80km.
evening session to learn key skills for night trail running.
or UK sessions. Book by the hour for bespoke training.
Week Lake District
full week of trail running in the Lakes, with 5 days guiding.
Canaria trail running
in Agaete, run sections of TGC. Great winter training.
Toubkal trail running
up the highest peak in North Africa over a long weekend.
day guided run of the 42 BGR fell tops starting from
& provide map, route cards and GPX files.
you have specific objectives, consider bespoke guiding,
based long weekend. Try snowshoe running too.
next step for trail runners who want to run higher &
days guiding to run up Mont Blanc from the valley to the
/ coaches & personal trainers
from our running courses
internationally to lead
Liberating - There is nothing more pure than
mountain running through the stunning scenery of
the hills, and it is no wonder mountain running
is so popular.
Hill skills - Whether you are a frequent
runner, or are relatively new to the sport, there
is lots to learn about to help you adapt to running
in the mountains.
Adapting - Skills include the choice of kit,
coping with different terrain, the use of poles,
running on steep ground, what to eat, the effects
of altitude, and more.
All levels - Our range of mountain running
spans skill levels from those just starting out
off road, to experienced mountain and ultra runners.
Coaching - Many course leaders are also dual
qualified as Personal Trainers and as International
Mountain Leaders / Mountain Leaders (Summer).
No egos - An elite runner doesn't equate
to a good coach. They must be highly qualified,
professional and approachable. Trails beat egos!
Experience - These finisher jackets of the
UTMB & TDG races belong to our head running
leader. We think that there no one out there who
is more credible!
Film - UTMB trail running recce
Film - Chamonix trail running week
Film - Alpine winter trail running
Film - Lake District intro fell running
- Winter fell running in the Lakes
- Lake District Ultra weekend
our Alpine running trips, all leaders hold the prestigious
UIMLA International Mountain Leader qualification,
and have a valid Carte Professionelle to work legally.
Being led by someone without these qualifications,
would often invalidate your activities insurance
in event of an emergency. Please click on the images
below for more information about our guiding team,
and their qualifications.
are based in the spiritual home of fell and mountain
running, the Lake District. Get in touch if you
would like to come in for a cuppa to talk about
our running trips, and meet one of our experienced
trip advisers or a member of our running guiding
team. They can help advise about which trip would
suit you best, and about kit and your training before
a holiday. It's as important to us, as it is to
you, that you select a trip that fits your experience
and aspirations perfectly, so we're keen to encourage
you to take the time and chat through your plans.
Our shop also stocks a growing range of running
kit. See you soon!
- Icicle lead trail running guide
those are some of my finisher jackets above, but
I'll let them do the talking. For me the greatest
joy is teaching people how to run efficiently and
with a lower impact, in the fells and mountains
of the UK and abroad. Below is a film from a day
running with my dog in the Lakes!
signed! 'Trail Running Chamonix &
the Mont Blanc region' link
...or the NEW book...
and Fell Running in
the Lake District' buy
by Kingsley Jones.
Each book has 40 trail running
routes, each with height profiles,
and full colour mapping
how to adapt your
running in the mountains, and
an index of where to stay
famous races in each
region, e.g. UTMB, Langdale
Horseshoe and Chamonix VKM