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Clinic Schedule for 2016

NEWS: As of September 1, 2016 clinics will now be managed by Forerunners as FORE TRAILS. The same leaders who have been with Mountain Madness for years will be there to guide you. Registration links still work okay.


Note that we meet at 8:30 on the first day at Forerunners 980 Marine Drive, North Vancouver.
Be prepared to run during the first session.

Drop-in fees are on par with the clinic rate. Clinics meet on Saturday morning at 8:30 at a trailhead and Wednesday evening at 6:30 at 980 Marine Drive.

Incentives: 1) introduce 2 new people to trail running and you get a free clinic, 2) married couple gets $50 off total when both join the clinic (I will give you a coupon code).

Clinics include Saturday long run, Wednesday night speed workout, race fee, discounts at Forerunners, online trail booklet, clinic gift, detailed route descriptions, scenery, draw prizes, guest speakers, major fun, and a chance to meet crazy people. For more details about the clinics, see Trail Clinic Information below.

Month

Time

Activity

Weeks

Goal

Winter 2016

Jan 9 Sat 8:30 a.m.

Dirty Duo Clinic for 27 or 50 km run. Advanced level. Prerequisite: 12 km
Includes race fee for 27 or 50 km event. Trail list is posted here.

10 weeks
$125

Dirty Duo
Mar 5, 2016

 

Jan 9 Sat 8:30 a.m.

Dirty Duo Clinic for 15 km run. Intermediate level. Prerequisite: 8 km. Includes race fee for 15 km event. Trail list is posted here.

10 weeks
$125

Dirty Duo
Mar 5, 2016

 

Feb 6
8:30 a.m.

Orientation Run 1 for Dirty Duo.
Meet at Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve near gazebo. Drive up Lillooet Road all the way into the park. Locator map. Distances: 10, 16 or 30 km.

Free

Dirty Duo
Mar 5, 2016

 

Feb 20
8:30 a.m.

Orientation Run 2 for Dirty Duo.
Meet at Jaycee House at 1251 Lillooet Road. Park on streets nearby. Locator map.

Free

Dirty Duo
Mar 5, 2016

Spring 2016

Mar 19
Sat 8:30 a.m.

Short Course: Tender Knee Prerequisite: 5 km. Race fee included. Trail list is posted here.

10 weeks $135

May 21
Tender Knee
12 km race

 

Mar 19
Sat 8:30 a.m.

Advanced: Iron Knee
Prerequisite: 12 km. Race fee included. Trail list is posted here.

10 weeks $135

May 21
Iron Knee
25 km race

 

May 7
8:30 am

Orientation runs posted on the Home page under What's New.

Free

May 21 Iron Knee or Tender Knee

Fall 2016

Sep 17
Sat 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate and Advanced: The Phantom Run and Hallow's Eve. Prerequisite: 8-10 km. Clinic includes race fees. Trail list is posted here. Training program.

10 weeks $135

Oct 29 Hallow's Eve and Nov 19 Phantom Run 19 or 24 km race

 

Sep 17
Sat 8:30 a.m.

Short Course: The Phantom Run and Hallow's Eve. Prerequisite: 5 km. Clinic includes race fees. Trail list is posted here.. Training program.

10 weeks $135

Oct 29 Hallow's Eve and
Nov 19 Phantom Run 12 km race

 

Oct 15 8:30 am

Orientation run for Hallow's Eve race. Distances: 8 or 14-17 km, or 26 km. Meet at Jaycee House at 1251 Lillooet Road at Inter River Park Drive. Park on side streets. No need to register, just show up!

Free

 
 

Nov 5 8:30 am

Orientation run for The Phantom Run. Distances: 12 km, 15 km and 19 km. Meet at LSCR (up Lillooet Road all the way into the park).

Free

 

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Trail Clinic Information

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"Thanks for putting on such a well supported, safe and fun race and good food at the finish line. Your training clinics were an awesome way to learn the race route and when I felt like *@$#%&)(^)*&%) it was good to know the way home. Kudos to all the volunteers and clinic run leaders."

The clinics are skills-based training sessions covering technique, gear, hydration, navigation, safety, trail food, trail etiquette, day-to-day nutrition, maintaining balance, cross-training, using a training program, goal setting, developing ankle strength, avoiding injury, rehabilitation and recovery, race preparation, race strategy and trail maintenance. You will experience a variety of trails from simple to technical depending on the level of the clinic and the distance goals. Experienced, friendly leaders are available for all levels of runners.

Short Course Clinic (10-12 km goal)
The "short course" clinic covers the basics on relatively simple routes from 5-8 km in distance graduating from easy trails to some technical sections. The final run is a race or adventure run. You will receive a solid grounding in trail technique. Prerequisite: 5 km on road.

Intermediate Clinic (12-25 km goal)
The intermediate clinic is suited to runners who have completed a previous clinic or are experienced trail runners who are ready for longer distance and more technical trails. Prerequisite: 10-12 km.

Advanced Clinic (25+ km goal)
The advanced clinic is suited to runners who have a good deal of trail experience and have already participated in trail races. They have longer distance race goals, plenty of drive, and enjoy the challenge of the north shore technical trails. You do not need to be fast to join this clinic. Prerequisite: 12 km.

Fanatic Clinic (50 km goal)
The fanatic clinic is suited to runners who are hopelessly hooked on trail running, go through withdrawal when they miss a trail run, and have done 25 km or longer trail race. You do not need to be fast but stamina is an asset. Prerequisite: 20 km.

Clinic Refund Policy
On the first day of the clinic, if you think that trail running is not for you, we offer a full refund. Or, if you are injured for 50% or more sessions in a trail clinic, you are entitled to attend another trail clinic of the same kind (for example, you can attend another Short Course clinic if you are currently enrolled in a Short Course clinic).

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