13 Valleys Ultra Training Weekends

13 valleys training weekend - trail runners on fells

Join us on our training weekend in the heart of the Lake District.

Targeted towards beginner to intermediate levels, the weekend will be packed full of trail running coaching, gear testing, map navigation and expert talks. You'll stay at YHA Patterdale, a lively Scandinavian style retreat that is ideal for exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. Built in the 1970s and with a unique look all of its own, YHA Patterdale recently had a stylish makeover and has never looked better.

There is also the option of joining us for the day on either the Saturday or Sunday (food is included but no overnight stay).

Location: Patterdale, Penrith CA11 0NW

Dates: Friday 23 June to Sunday 25 June (weekend) or Saturday 24 June (day), or Sunday 25 June (day).

For the full weekend: start at 7pm on Friday and finish around 3 / 4pm on Sunday

For individual dates: 9am - 8pm Saturday // 9am - 4pm Sunday

Price: £250 per person (weekend) or £75 (day).

Age criteria: All participants to the training weekends must be aged 20 years old or over.

Who is it for?

Training weekends are targeted towards beginner to intermediate levels. For runners who want to run their first trail running race or their first Ultra, to experienced trail runners who want to learn more about map navigation, using poles or just want to meet like-minded people and have a fun weekend!

What’s included?

*If you have any specific dietary requirements let us know during the weekend.

What’s not included?

Where will I stay?

You will stay at YHA Patterdale (Patterdale, Penrith CA11 0NW) which is a single-gender premium dormitory accommodation.

What’s the course programme?



Beth Pascall, is an Ultra trail runner who's won Ultra Trail Cape Town in 2019 and Western States 100 in 2021.


Who’s leading the training weekend?

Joe Faulkner will be leading both training weekends. Joe is a qualified Mountain Leader and Instructor (MIA, Winter ML, and AMI member), an experienced kayak/canoe tutor, and Rope Access Technician. Joe is also a professionally qualified Trainer and Safety Manager. He created The Great Lakeland 3 Day Mountain Trial, Haweswater Half Marathon and the Tour de Helvellyn.

Joe is a very experienced mountaineer, fell runner and adventure race competitor racing more than a dozen ultras and completing all four Dragons Back Races over a 25 year period. He created NAV4 Adventure, to teach navigation to mountain marathon runners as well as offering training, coaching and mountain based activities.

What Kit shall I bring with me?

How do I sign up?

To book a place, simply click the button below for the weekend you want to attend and follow the link to sign up and pay. You'll receive an email confirming your place, and we'll be in touch before the weekend with any relevant information you may need.

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Places are limited, so we recommend signing up early to avoid missing out!