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GUIDED RUNNING

Guided Skyrunning, Mountain (Fell) or Trail

Full Day £180 (6 hours)
Half Day £120 (3
hours)

Have you always wanted to get running in the hills, but never had the confidence, or perhaps you've always wanted to try a taste of what trail running is like? Whatever it may be, I'll happily give you an enjoyable running experience. 

From a guided tour of some of the best extreme running ridges in England, leg recces of the magical Bob Graham route to some of the best hidden trails that the United Kingdom has to offer, I'd love to share my knowledge and experiences with you in this fantastic place that I can call home.

 

I also do running experiences outside of The Lake District (Scotland and Wales), so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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WHO IS IT FOR?

Your running experience will be designed and planned entirely for you, whether it’s getting into trail or fell running for the first time to running particular legs of the Bob Graham or similar challenges. With local knowledge, leadership skills, mountain experience and coaching qualifications, I can tailor the day for you and cater for all types of abilities and experience, so all you will have to do is turn up and enjoy the day (Maximum group of four)

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

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Each running experience is uniquely designed for you and what you’d like out of the day, whether it’s a full immersive day in the mountains exploring and linking the stunning ridges of the National Park or if you’re looking for a chilled morning/ afternoon/ day exploring the finest trails the Lake District has to offer, I can promise that you’ll have an unforgettable running journey. I will take care of all the navigation throughout the day, so you can just relax and enjoy the scenery. I’m fully qualified in all aspects, so rest assured you’ll be in safe hands

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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I (James Gibson) will be your qualified guide for the day and with my local knowledge and experience, I’ll ensure you have the best day possible. Following a short consultation, which will help me tailor your unique guided adventure, I’ll arrange meeting at an agreed location, depending on the plan, we may do a car drop to allow any possible linear runs. I’ll also send out a kit list, ensuring that you have all the required equipment for the day.

 

As mentioned, I’ll do all the navigation for the day, which allows you to have a stress free, supported guided adventure. I’m flexible on full day start times, but they’re often between 10am and 4pm and a half day is usually either a morning or afternoon.

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WHAT TO BRING?

Consulting

I will send a full extensive kit list prior to the day, this will include items such as a waterproof jacket and trousers, food and snacks for the duration, spare layer to put on if you get cold, gloves, hat or buff, whistle, survival bag, some form of bag to put everything in, correct footwear for the terrain (aggressive sole for muddy/ mountainous terrain, good lugs for trails)

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RUNNING MOUNTAIN SKILLS

Covering a range of skills from navigation, equipment, emergency procedures and everything in between.

Full Day £180 (6 hours)

Half Day £120 (3 hours)

The aim of this session is to develop and/ or improve the Mountain Skills required whilst running in the mountains or remote trails. The session will teach you some of the skills required to have amazing day in the mountains, but also come home to share the experience with friends and family. 

Through a mixture of theory and practice of good mountain skills, we'll cover how to make an effective plan and what's the most affective line through the terrain, different nutrition methods, the navigation essentials and how to do this on the move, what's the best equipment to use and the pros and cons of lightweight kit and the essential kit needed for any running adventure, especially in the mountains.

I'll also share my own personal experiences and what I've done over the years to help me become a more efficient runner.

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WHO IS IT FOR?

If you've always wanted to get in the mountains but never had the confidence to do it, then this experiance is perfect for you. You don't need any previous experience in either running fitness or mountain craft and you can even bring your friends along too (1:4) I'll tailor the course for what you'd like to achieve through the session.

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

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The day will be entirely unique for whatever you'd like from the day. If you're unsure, then I'll aim to share as much as my knowledge with you, whilst relating it to experiences that I've had in the past. I'll plan an appropriate journey to cover the skills, but much of the focus will be on learning.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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A practical day, covering a range of skills using a mixture of theory and practice. I'll share my local knowledge and the skills that I've learnt over the past decade. I will also supply a map and compass for the day if needed too. This day will likely run in the Langdale Valley, however I'm flexible.

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WHAT TO BRING?

Consulting

I will send a full extensive kit list prior to day, this will include items such as a waterproof jacket and trousers, food and snacks for the duration, spare layer to put on if you get cold, gloves, hat or buff, whistle, survival bag, some form of bag to put everything in, correct footwear for the terrain (aggressive sole for muddy/ mountainous terrain, good lugs for trails)

NAVIGATION FOR RUNNERS

Navigation is an essential skill for anyone heading away from the security of road and familiarity

Full Day £180 (6 hours)

Half Day £120 (3 hours)

Learning to navigate is an essential skill and whether you're into mountain (fell) or trail running it's vital that you can use a map and compass.

 

Knowing how to navigate breaks the barrier between using those all familiar routes to opening a world of new possibilities. Whatever your experience or fitness, this day will either start to open the door to new possibilities or give you further skills to gain confidence to attempt routes, that you may of previously avoided.

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WHO IS IT FOR?

Whether you've never navigated before and totally new to using a map and compass or if you've previously learnt the essential skills of navigation, but want to develop to run your own self supported ultra, I can help you on your journey. There is no fitness or experience for this session either.

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

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The session will be uniquely designed for the outcomes that you'd like from the day. I'll use both theory and practice to help you understand the skills of navigation. We'll cover the basics of using a map for navigation, including different types of maps, how to navigate on the move, how to reading contours and many other vital skills.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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A practical session with a mixture of using theory and gaining lots of practice using the skills taught. I'll provide a mixture of maps and compasses to enhance the experience. I'll relate many of my experiences and why being able to navigate is so important.

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WHAT TO BRING?

Consulting

I will send a full extensive kit list prior to day, this will include items such as a waterproof jacket and trousers, food and snacks for the duration, spare layer to put on if you get cold, gloves, hat or buff, whistle, survival bag, some form of bag to put everything in, correct footwear for the terrain (aggressive sole for muddy/ mountainous terrain, good lugs for trails)

GUIDED RUNNING

The Lake District is a truly spectacular National Park, the huge variety of scenery in each corner allows much exploration through running, whether it’s on the high fells (mountains) or travelling through the valley and over passes on trails, it has it all. The Lakes is home to some of the most challenging, scenic, technical terrain in all of England and I’m very happy to call this place home. Whatever experience of running you choose, I will ensure you have an enjoyable and enriched journey through it’s terrain. Throughout the day, I will share my personal experiences, local knowledge and hopefully inspire you to stretch your comfort zone even further. 

 

(I also do running experiences outside of The Lake District (Scotland and Wales), so please don’t hesitate to get in touch)

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