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6th, 7th and 8th October 2023

Support Your Running

How you support your running is actually more important than you may realise.
For so many running is a way of life, for others an important part of their way of life. For others it is a smaller part of their being, yet remains important.  Some of you belong to running clubs or groups, mixing performance development with social aspects, others to run for health and social fun.  Some of you will mostly train alone.

Ultimately the reason we all train is for one or a mix of three reasons. Understanding why we train is fairly important:

  • Health
  • Competitive
  • Social

I think we can agree that this makes sense. How much we train, the outcomes and the level of satisfaction we derive from running will consequently vary. Balancing running with the rest of life is another factor and again will be influenced by outside factors and a desire to achieve your objectives. To run for health and be with friends on a social run is a good thing and we often hear that many look to avoid injury. Strangely that’s pretty much the what the competitive athlete wants.  So there is much in common.

Support Your Running

The BIG Running Weekend, is about supporting your running. It can be whatever you want it to be in order for you to gain from the various offerings across the weekend.
It is also interesting that you generally find that at some point pretty much everyone goes in search of an improvement. Faster times, to run further or to complete a tough event.  They are all competitive, to a greater or lesser extent. We do not have to be reaching for the podium to be competitive.

However you fit into this mix, supporting your running is a good thing to do.  By this I don’t mean hiring your own ‘crowd’ for those key runs or events.  I mean what do you do to help you get the most out of your running and avoid injury? This is where the BIG Running Weekend can really help you gain knowledge to support your running.  It’ll also have a knock on effect on your everyday life. With the many runners I speak to it is something so few do or add into their weekly training – well until the physio says they should!

You can Support Your Running with the following:

  • Good Running Technique
  • Improved Mobility
  • Core Strength and Stability

With a little guidance, some great new ideas you can easily add some great ‘supportive training’ into your running.  A few minutes here and there can make so much difference.

How about adding run technique into your running once a week?  10 – 15 minutes would make so much difference.  How about adding a mobility set you can complete at home post run for 5 to 10 minutes?  So what about a weekly core workout that takes 20-minutes and can be done whilst you watch the TV?

So if you are coming alone to the running weekend with the hope of getting more from your running, to support your running, then here’s a few session suggestions to get you going.

Friday 19th:

6 pm Strength & Stability Session


Saturday 20th:

9 am NEW : Coached Session: Developing Hill Strength with Intervals, Intro – Experienced.
11:30 am Coached Session with WoodRun: Running Technique Part I
1:30 pm Coached Session: Improving Your Up Hill Running Technique
5 pm NEW : Running Mobility Session


Sunday 21st

8:30 am NEW : The Perfect Start to the Day: Mobility Wake Up
10:00 am Coached Session with WoodRun: Running Technique Part II
11:30 am Coached Session with WoodRun: Running Stability
3 pm Coached Session: Down Hill technique


For those of you who already have added some of the above into your sessions, a top up never hurts plus you might like to look at:

Saturday 20th:

12:30 pm Coached Session: Fine Tuning Your Running Technique


Sunday 21st:

9 am NEW : Running Workshop: Developing Your Speed


The BIG Running weekend 2022

Talks, films, workshops, coached sessions, family fun and games plus the usual spread of led runs…
What more can you ask for?  More Here >
The full 2022 Timetable is now available for download Here

To book your Ticket for BIGRW 2022, click Here



Support Your Running


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

That Was A Blast!

Before the dust as even settled on a memorable BIG Running Weekend of 2022, we are looking ahead to 2023. As we round …

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