DARK SKIES RUN @ KIELDER TRAINING WEEKEND
The training weekend has been set up to be a fun inclusive weekend at Kielder Water Park. The weekend is open to anyone that is taking part or thinking of taking part in a trail race or night race.
We are working with several partners to provide you with a very varied activity program over the weekend. With the chance to learn more about trail running, night running, mountain biking and getting to know other runners. If you look at the full list activities available you will see that the training weekend offers great value for money. We would also like to stress that the weekend is very inclusive and that we welcome runners of all abilities.
The training weekend is 24th-26th January 2020.
Cost for Full Weekend
Cost for Saturday
Please see the day tabs for a full schedule of events.
- 10K and Half Marathon runs
- Night run
- Mountain Biking - Scott will have some demo bikes (Including e-bikes).
- Running Shoes - Scott will have a selection of their running shoes for you to test
- Talk on Nutrition and Endurance
- Yoga for Runners
- Strength and Conditioning for endurance runners
- Fun Running Group Activities
- Sports Massages
- Talk on Trail Running Gear and Equipment
- Dark Skies Talk
- Training Camp Goody Bag
Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre,
NE48 1QZMap for Hawkhirst
Dark Skies Run @ Kielder Training Weekend - Friday
15:00 - 19:00RegistrationCheck people into rooms.
18:00 - 19:30Evening MealEvening Meal available as people arrive.
20:00SocialisingRefreshments and social time.
Dark Skies Run @ Kielder Training Weekend - Saturday
08:00 - 09:00Breakfast
09:45Morning SessionChoice of bike ride, run, yoga, massage, or group activities
13:30PresentationsPresentations from guests relating to strength and conditioning for runners, sports nutrition and injury prevention.
15:00Afternoon SessionChoice of yoga, massage, or group activities.
17:00Evening RunChoice of 5 and 10 mile runs.
20:30SocialisingRefreshments and social time.
Dark Skies Run @ Kielder Training Weekend - Sunday
09:00 - 10:00Breakfast
10:30Morning SessionA chance to test trail running gear and play with some Scott bikes. Also the chance to get a massage during this session.
12:00Obstacle RaceWe finish of the activities with a fun obstacle race.
14:30Q & A about the raceQuestions and Answer session relating to the Dark Skies Run and Trail Running. You also get to collect your Goody Bag.
Dark Skies Run @ Kielder Training Weekend - Mandatory Kit
- Head torch(with spare batteries)
- Survival bag/Foil Blanket
- Hat and gloves
- Waterproof jacket
- Minimum of 500ml water
- Personal cup
- Emergency food/sport bar
- Fully charged phone
“Jayson and Kim Cavill are UKA running coaches with a huge variety of experiences in racing and training to draw on. After meeting at their local running club, they both developed a passion for long distance trail running, and have travelled all over the UK and Europe to take part in some spectacular, weird and wonderful events. Between them, they have raced and placed at some of the most popular and exciting races out there including the Lakeland 50 and 100; the Hardmoors ultra and marathon series; CCC and OCC; Transvulcania; Glencoe Skyline; Lakes Sky Ultra; Mourne Skyline; SDW 50; Endure 24; West Highland Way; The Spine; Dark Skies Kielder and the St Cuthbert’s Way to name a few."
"When they’re not roaming the country, they also love hitting the local trails and fell races. In the last few years, this passion has allowed them to build a successful business coaching athletes of varying backgrounds to achieve their potential, no matter their aim. They love sharing their skills and knowledge with anyone willing to learn and wanting to progress."
JT Sports Massage
“Jason is the founder & owner of JT Sports Massage & works with professional sports, amateur athletes & non-sporting types across the NE region. As a soft tissue therapist, his work is extremely varied; helping people return from injury, improve sporting performance, reduce long-term chronic pain & improve postural imbalances.
As a keen trail & fell runner, Jason knows all too well the niggles & injuries that can be caused by ‘avoiding the tarmac’. He’ll be on hand over the weekend to chat about any particular issues you may have, chronic niggles or pain. He can also advise on massage self-care & stretching techniques, conduct postural & functional testing for you as well as providing sports massages for those weary legs.”
“Tim and Garry are the directors of Trail Outlaws. They both share a passion for being on the Trails. Trail Outlaws was started to help share the fabulous terrain and trails that we are so lucky to have in NE England. Most of our Trail Outlaws meetings are held running or cycling many of the areas excellent trails."
"They have been both taken part in numerous Ultra and Trail Running events. Tim has also recently remembered he used to be a mountain biker and been exploring old and new routes. Garry also has a background in strength and conditioning, which has helped him complete many challenging ultras. They are looking forward to the training weekend as they will also get to run and take part in the events as well. "