Mountain Running Essentials Course: 13-15 March 2015

28th Nov 2014

Photo: © Ben Winston


We are very happy to recommend Joe Faulkner and his team at NAV4. Their Mountain Running Skills and Mountain Running Essentials courses have been specifically designed for mountain runners and mountain marathon competitors and are highly relevant to less experienced competitors wishing to take part in any of our mountain running events such as the Dragon’s Back Race™ , Marmot Dark Mountains™ , Great Lakeland 3Day™Marmot24™ and the Rab Mountain Marathon™. These courses are also recommended for novice competitors at the Original Mountain Marathon , Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon  and Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon and many other similar events.

Mountain Running Essentials Course

The Mountain Running Essentials™ course is the original Mountain Running Navigation course, developed over fifteen years by NAV4. It is specifically designed for mountain marathon competitors, and those undertaking multi-day endurance adventure races. The course covers all aspects of mountain running and adventure racing. What makes the Mountain Running Essentials™ course different is that it is designed and delivered by mountain runners with real event experience, and professional outdoor instructional and facilitation qualifications.

The next Mountain Running Essentials Course will take place on the 13-15th March 2015 in the Lake District and includes:

  • A Two Day, weekend, course for mountain runners and adventure racers.
  • Costs: currently £215.00 (the cost rises to £245 after 1st December 2014)
  • The course combines indoor and outdoor sessions and culminates with a mini ‘event’.
  • The cost  includes very posh bunkhouse accommodation for 2 nights, plus 2x breakfast and 1x dinner.

Places are limited and our last course sold out quickly so please don’t delay in securing your place.




"Joe’s NAV4 courses are excellent. As a novice mountain runner I spent a very enjoyable weekend on one of these courses and I went on to the win the OMM… what more can I say! More seriously, the big difference between the NAV4 Mountain Running Essentials course and others is the excellent instructor to student ratios, and instructors who actually participate (usually to a very high standard) in mountain marathons and similar events. That’s a perfect combination."

Shane Ohly 
Race Director
Marmot Dark Mountains™