Cladach (exact location will be confirmed upon booking)
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| Run description
This session is for runners with some experience of the mountains, but who want to push that bit further and perhaps a bit harder than their current experience level.
The plan is to run the eastern half of the Glen Rosa horseshoe (Saddle – North Goatfell – Goatfell), but this may change depending on the conditions on the day and on the group’s ambitions. Expect to be out for about 5 – 6 hours. The pace will be moderate, probably averaging about 6 km/hr during the day.
There will be some clambering over rocky ground, in the Mountain Festival “moderate” grade, so expect a little exposure, but no difficult scrambling ground. Steep ascents will be hiked rather than run.
A variety of mountain running topics will be covered whilst out on the trail, including route choice and safety, navigation, nutrition and hydration, mountain running objectives and races.
| Advised Kit List
Essential clothing for mountain running sessions
- Running clothing for the conditions - could be shorts and short-sleeved running top (check the mountain weather forecast)
- Running trainers with grip suitable for rocky trails (not road running shoes, but also not 'hill walking shoes')
- Running pack or running vest, but with capacity to carry spares, food and water for the day (traditional backpacks tend to swing about and cause chafing whilst running)
- Long-sleeve thermal top
- Water- and windproof running jacket
- Means to carry 1litre of fluids (reservoir or soft flasks)
- Food for the day (snack bars and gels are fine, so long as you can carry about 1000 calories, more if you know you’ll need it)
- Thin hat or buff - so long as you can cover your head
- Lightweight showerproof over-trousers (if the weather is particularly wet)
- Running cap and sun cream
- Mini-gaiters (sometimes called debris-gaiters)
- Anti-chafe cream
- Hydration tablets
- Map and compass (for those keen to learn about navigation)
- GPS watch if you’re data-interested
If you have options on different clothing etc. then please bring these along and we can decide on the day which items to wear and take, e.g. on a perfect forecast we may not need leggings or overtrousers.