Events Calendar

Friday 15th Nov 2019

Trail and Fell Running Day with Nicky Spinks and guests

Join Cicerone and some very special guests for a whole day dedicated to running. There are 4 sessions throughout the day with Nicky Spinks and guests, plus a chance to go for a run and learn basic route planning and navigation from the author of 2 of our Trail Running guides, Kingsley Jones. Free tea, coffee and light refreshments included. Guidebooks for sale at 25% discount on the day.

09.00 - 10.30

Practical Run Session: Fell and trail running – getting started - max 8 places

Kingsley Jones (Nicky Spinks might be a guest runner...)

A practical workshop with a qualified mountain leader including navigation, training and fitness. Max 8 places. All proceeds for this session will be donated to LDSAMRA.

Meet at Juniper House for short briefing then a run up onto the Helm and back. Includes basic route planning and navigation, and how to create your own fell runs and return safely! Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Showers are available.

Please note: You cannot attend both the Practical Run Session and the Underdog Screening.


09.00 - 10.30

SESSION 1 - Underdog screening

Screening of 'UNDERDOG' and illustrated talk. Matt and Ellie Green

UNDERDOG is the story of Damian Hall's highly successful fourth UTMB in 2018, filmed by Summitfevermedia.

Matt and Ellie will follow the film screening with an illustrated talk on the challenges of making outdoor action films, and help would-be filmmakers get some insight into how to make a living from filmmaking.

Please note: You cannot attend both the Practical Run Session and the Underdog Screening.


11.00 - 12.00

SESSION 2 - Top tips from Nicky Spinks and friends

Tips on kit and packing for races, ultras and fastpacking. Nicky Spinks, Kingsley Jones, Joe Williams and guest James Gray from OMM.

Taking a look at the range of OMM kit ideal for fell running mountain marathons and ultras. With expert opinions and recommendations, and an OMM specialist to talk through all the technical stuff.


13.30 - 14.30

SESSION 3 - Fell running in the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales – the very best of fell running with Kingsley Jones and Pete Ellwood

A joint illustrated session discussing some of the best fell running routes in the Lakes and Dales. Kingsley and Pete are authors of Cicerone guidebooks to trail and fell running in the two national parks closest to Kendal.


15.00-16.30

SESSION 4 - Nicky Spinks – How to Train, Prepare and Run the Three Big Rounds

With guests Joe Williams, Pete Ellwood and James Gray.

Nicky Spinks was the women’s record holder for all three Big Rounds until 2016, and is the only person to have completed all as double rounds. Tap into a wealth of knowledge! Personal tips and experiences from Nicky and the other panel members of the Bob Graham and the other 'Big Rounds', and tips for successful ultras.

We will also be inviting people to donate to LDSAMRA (Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association).

Free tea, coffee and light refreshments included.

Guidebooks for sale at 25% discount on the day.

Venue:

Cicerone Press,
Juniper House, Murley Moss,
Oxenholme Road,
Kendal, Cumbria,
LA9 7RL