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The Climbers Shop Ultra Running Event

   Words by tcsh

   on 13/08/2012 12:25:00

Attention all runners!!

We’d like to welcome everyone to our upcoming Ultra Marathon running event.

On Saturday 18th August, the Climbers Shop will be hosting a great, day-long event with offers, deals, book signings, coaching and presentations, along with guest appearances from elite ultra-distance runners.

The event isn’t just for Ultra distance runners though; most of the stuff going on the day will be equally suitable for trail and fell runners of all abilities.

Book signing

Author and twice second place finisher at the Lakeland 100 Andy Mouncey will be in the shop to sign copies of his new book, Magic, Madness & Ultramarathon Running. He’ll be sharing anecdotes, hints and tips over a brew from 10am. Also we’ll be giving away a High5 energy pack & bottle for every book sold on the day (while stocks last)

Free coaching session

Andy will also be leading a free, on the hill training session on nearby Loughrigg fell covering hill techniques specific to Ultra running. There’ll also be a chance for runners to try out various gear from Inov-8 shoes and X-bionic Clothing, to trekking poles from Mountain King and Leki.

Meet at the shop ready to run at 3.30pm

Evening presentation

The highlight of the event is an inspirational evening talk by Andy Mouncey, followed a Q & A session with Montane Lakeland 100 record holder and twice winner, Terry Conway and his Wife Annie, who came in 2nd placed woman, and 6th overall, in this years the Lakeland 50. Tickets are available online at www.climbers-shop.com and at the Climbers Shop priced just £5, which includes entry into a raffle for some top running prizes donated by the brands involved. The talk is at the Kelsick Community Centre in the middle of Ambleside, starting at 7pm.

On the Day Offers

There’ll be loads of offers on the day too with discounts on all Hoka shoes, CompressSport Compression wear and Injinji socks. There’ll also be free kit from Inov-8 and X-bionic. X-Bionic are offering a free Power Shirt zoned compression top (worth £75) when you buy £200 of X-Bionic Kit and Inov-8 will be giving away either one of their technical running caps, or their WRAG neck tubes, with any pair of Inov-8 shoes bought.  Montane will be here too with a selection of their fast and light running gear.

New Gear

Inov-8 will be bringing along some their new models such as the Mudclaw 300, and the brand new Trailroc range. There’s also a new Hoka road shoe in stock called the Stinson Tarmac as well as all their current range.

If you are a runner, whether with aspirations to run Ultra distance or not, they’ll be something for you at our event. It’ll be a great opportunity just to share experiences with other runners and perhaps get inspired to run that extra mile …or even 50….or maybe 100.

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