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6th, 7th and 8th October 2023

We as leaders and coaches had a fantastic time last year, and apparently you guys did too! Here’s some of the feedback we have received…

You can find the full timetable with links to all you need to know, right Here

Feedback on the weekend…

“Had a great time, thank you! Particular thanks to Graeme, Dave and the rest of the Black Route Crew – and to Stuart and his young demo team for showing us how it should be done.”

“I loved it – thank you so much… and met some amazing people too.”

“Thanks for an awesome Big Running Weekend. What a fantastic and inspirational series of events and workshop. I loved the films and speakers, sharing their many and varied experiences, expertise and adventures along the way. I know it must have been a huge amount of work for the whole team to put on but I really hope this becomes an annual event. I found it to be really enjoyable, great networking with an infectious positivity that made it seem like anything is possible, and it felt to be inclusive to the whole continuum of runners in terms of both aspiration and ability. Hope you have all planned suitable nutrition, rehydration and recovery tactics now it’s all over.”

“Had a fab weekend. Thanks so much! Shattered now Looking forward to the next one already!”

“Brilliant weekend of activities – huge thanks to all involved”

“Thank you. I loved the sessions I attended yesterday and learnt so much.”

“Really enjoyed the 24km run yesterday thank you. A great group of people, lovely scenery, the perfect pace and a well-earned glass of wine for me :)”

Feedback on Trail School…

“I found the running course so helpful this weekend – I really feel like I got a lot out of it. It was so well organised and enjoyable. Laura and Stuart are obviously experts, so it was such a great opportunity to learn from them both.”

“Thank you for the weekend workshop, which was absolutely amazing! I have picked up so many useful tips. Following on from our discussion yesterday, I feel that a strength session would be really beneficial.”

“The weekend was superb, the workshops were the best I have ever been on. Short concise workshops but with plenty of time to practice with progressions available, all run by amazing friendly and knowledgeable coaches and supported by a brilliant crew. I have learnt so much in such a friendly environment with some really lovely like-minded runners who were out to improve their trail running and everything we covered I can take away and implement even in the flatter land of Milton Keynes. Thank you all.”

“Thank you so much for the trail running school. I have learnt loads and feel improvement already! Huge thanks to Laura and Stuart for their patience and knowledge these past two days.”

“Fantastic weekend at Trail School – great coaches, learned loads. Wonderful venue.”

“Awesome weekend!!! Big shout out to Stuart and Laura for making Trail School informative, interactive and enjoyable. My legs may say otherwise but I thoroughly enjoyed it :)”

“APC Trail School day 1 completed – flamingos in hot water, penguins and grumpy elephants… :D Fantastic interactive workshop and chance to practice Wood Run drills. Bring on day 2 tomorrow and the hills :)”

“APC Trail School day 2 – more drills with uphill and downhill technique introduced. Fantastic weekend with great advice from the Accelerate coaches. Definitely to be recommended and I’ll be back next year!!! My legs haven’t ached so much for a long time!! a soak in the bath, glass of wine and thoughts of a training plan for my next challenge…. Bring it on”

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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