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Summer skills sessions for Scots from Salomon

Leading off-road brand teams up with Scottish retailer to offer trail running courses and guided runs

Runners just starting to take to the trails have the chance to learn some top techniques from two of the experts in the field this summer.

Salomon, in association with Scottish running retailer Run4it, are hosting a series of trail running sessions and guided runs in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

The practical sessions, led by Salomon running coaches, are designed to help beginners improve their trail running technique with some top tips, and guide more experienced runners through new techniques.

Higher level sessions – currently all sold out – focus on more advanced skills, like running with poles and power hiking. 

All workshops will be conducted in groups complying with advice from SportScotland and processes will be put in place to ensure a COVID secure environment throughout the session.

All participants must pre-register and provide information to comply with the government’s Test & Protect regulations. 

When registering, runners can also express their interest in testing out Salomon’s new Sense Ride 4 or Wildcross trainers, depending on session and availability. 

At press time, places remain for two beginners’ (Level 1) sessions: Edinburgh Hillend (10.00–11.30,, Saturday 19 June) and Aberdeen Kirkhill Forest (10.00–11.30, Saturday, 26 June).

The Edinburgh session will be led by Salomon trail running athlete, Tom Owens.

The Aberdeen session will be led by Salomon athlete Donnie Campbell, one of Scotland’s top running coaches and founder and owner of Get Active Running.

Limited places also remain for the Kirkhill Forest guided run, also led by Donnie Campbell (2pm, Saturday, 26 June). The run is suitable for all abilities and also offers the chance to demo Salmon’s latest shoes upon registration. 

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