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6th, 7th and 8th October 2023

What To Do When?

There’s a whole host of workshops and sessions to choose from over the weekend and choosing what to do is all part of the fun.
The best news is that there is plenty of pizza to keep you fuelled.
So what sessions will you be doing?  There’s plenty going on as you can see from the ‘What’s On’ page >>
Not sure, well take a look at our handy guide to help you…

If you are attending Trail School…
There is a whole range of sessions to compliment your attendance at Trail School and here’s some of those that are worth considering.
Friday Night:
6pm Getting The Most from your Gadgets / Sports Watch
Saturday Afternoon:
2pm Mental Resilience Workshop. Gotta have your head in the right place…
Or you have the Hill Technique Workshop (Uphill) at 2:30pm
4pm Navigation Workshop especially for those new to a map and compass.
6pm A must is Laura’s Strength Session
Sunday Afternoon:
2:30pm the Hill Technique Session, downhill or the
3pm Stretch and Mobility Workshop.

So you are interested in improving your Running Technique…
Well strength is important for this so you could start the weekend off on the Friday night
6pm A must is the Laura’s Strength Session
Then onto Saturday and this could be a busy day!
11am WoodRun Technique – Drills into good posture.  Stand Tall!
1pm Wood Run Strength
2:30pm Hill Technique, specifically uphill.
5pm How about joining a Led Run, nice and easy does it and relax. Oh yes, eat Pizza and then head towards the evenings talks and film.
Have a lie in first or join one of the shorter led runs at 10:30am
11:30am Running with Poles – especially helpful if you are looking at ultra’s.
2:30pm Hill Technique, this time ‘Down’.
Then a chance to find out how the more experience locals train and plan…
4:30pm Running Q&A.

OK, You Want to Run Less and Learn More…A little more Leisurely
In that case, it could be the workshops is where it is at for you.
Friday 6pm Getting The Most from your Gadgets / Sports Watch
11am WoodRun Technique
2pm Mental Resilience Workshop
4pm Navigation Workshop
Again this leaves plenty of time for a slice of pizza and a catch up before heading into the evenings talks and film.
Sunday, let’s start with a morning run… 10:30am head out for 10km on the blue loop.
1pm Running Photography
2pm Running Injuries Talk – what to do to avoid them, well, I think we can all learn something on that topic.
3pm Stretch and Mobility Session to end the active side of the weekend before you head to the
4:30pm  Running Q&A Session with our panel of esteemed local runners.

Right, I’m Hyper, I want to run and join in the active Workshops…
Oh and eat pizza, I like pizza!
Friday – Let’s go Plogging at 5pm, then straight into Laura’s Strength class at 6pm.
Yes, Pizza next. Then it’s Talk Time with Rob Jebb and then we’re off for another run.
10:30am sees you heading out on the Black Route and a led run.
1pm WoodRun and Running Strength will give you some ideas to stay strong.
2:30pm time to get your head in order with the Mental Resilience Workshop… A chance to draw breath too.
4pm Navigation Workshop – there has to be some trail orienteering involved in this.
5:30pm You have enough energy for another run? Blue Loop it is..
Then it’s Pizza time before heading into the evenings talks and film.
For Sunday…
10:30am It’s of for another run, 10km this time.
A break could be a good idea…. and as you may like to record your runs,
1pm Running Photography
2:30pm Hill Technique session looking at safe and fast downhill running.
4:30pm A chance to get some ideas from our local running ambassadors on all things training and racing.
And sleep… after another Pizza, you’ve earned it.

The Big Running Weekend is a celebration of everything trail running, with sessions and events to suit all tastes!

  • Led Runs on the Outdoor City Run Routes
  • Wood Run Sessions on Technique, Strength and Stability
  • APC Trail School
  • Junior running workshop
  • Hill technique
  • Talks and Films
  • Kit Testing / Q&A
  • Night Running

6th, 7th and 8th October 2023 at the Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, S7 2QZ

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