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Martin-Consani joins Spinks at ultra training weekend

Waiting list now open for sold-out event after participant cancellations

Scotland and GB ultrarunner Debbie Martin-Consani is the latest addition to the impressive list of speakers and tutors lined up for Girls on Hills’ next women-only ultra trail skills weekend. 

Martin-Consani, who came second (and eighth overall) at the 2020 Montane Spine Race, replaces adventure athlete Jenny Tough at the two-day event aimed at ultrarunners looking to improve their performance, as well as trail runners looking to try their first ultra.

The Glencoe-based event, due to be held over the weekend of Saturday, 31 October and Sunday, 1 November, sold out some time ago, but recent changes in coronavirus restrictions have led to several last-minute participant cancellations.
Keri Wallace of Girls on Hills told runABC Scotland online: ‘Given the current situation, any women interested in coming on this incredible course but who don’t have a place should join our waiting list via the normal online ticket sales process. We’ll get in touch if and when a place becomes available.’ 

She added: ‘As this weekend is non-residential, any places that do come up would be ideally suited to women living in Scotland or able to arrange accommodation and meals locally.’ 

In addition to a talk by Martin-Consani, the weekend will also feature 'Preparation for Ultrarunning' and pole running master classes led by the legendary Nicky Spinks: current record-holder for epic 100+ mile mountain round challenges like the Double Bob Graham (England) and Double Ramsay Round (Scotland) and recent survivor of the notorious Barkley Marathons.

Participants will also enjoy a 10–12km guided trail run focusing on ascent and descent techniques, as well as workshops on nutrition, yoga and strength & conditioning, navigation and route planning. 

Girls on Hills has a comprehensive CV19 Policy and will be taking all reasonable steps to assure the safety of their runners and guides over the weekend. All workshops and coaching sessions will be delivered across a number of local venues to allow smaller groups where possible, and to meet all social distancing regulations. 

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