THE MORNING COURSE IS SOLD OUT. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AN AFTERNOON COURSE (1-4 PM), PLEASE EMAIL BERNADETTE@PERTHTRAILSERIES.COM
This approximately 3 hour course will cover the essentials of trail running techniques - flat, single track, ascents, and descents. Participants are welcome to ask questions about trail gear, nutrition, and the like throughout the morning. Basic but essential strength exercises for trail runners will also be covered.
You should expect to run no more than 10km over the morning. The course is limited to 15 people.
Your instructor is Bernadette Benson. Bernadette is an elite level ultra runner who has represented Canada at the Commonwealth Championship 24hr event as well at the World Trail Championship in Ireland in 2011. Bernadette has raced competitively in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Wales, and Australia. She also just loves to run trails for the pure joy of it.
The meeting location is Wungong Regional Park at the end of Admiral Road, Bedfordale. More detailed directions are available on www.perthtrailseries.com/QiGongWungong. There is no mobile service at this carpark, but there is patchy service within the park where we are running.
Start time is 8 AM. Please wear normal running gear and bring a minimum of 600 ml of fluids (hydration pack, waist belt). You can use a handheld bottle, but it must be a name brand purpose-built bottle with an integrated strap for your hand. That is, you MUST NOT bring a regular bottle of water that you would purchase at a servo. Your hands need to be properly free for trail running.
Expect to finish approximately 11 AM. Bring a change of clothes, towel, and picnic lunch if you like and we can share trail stories and continue Q&A informally over a bite of food at the end. There are BBQs and a water tap in the park.