The highest marathon in the world

Expanding your skills

OEM practice weekend – 10th - 13th May 2019

Giggleswick School, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0DE

The weekend is for people who have already signed up for the OEM as well as those who love the idea of running the highest marathon in the world and want to know more.

It's a weekend of skill development, training and getting to know the people who you’ll be spending time with in Nepal. We’re going to be based in the lovely grounds of Giggleswick, on the SW edge of the Yorkshire Dales. This gives us steep ground to practice ascending and descending and a variety of terrain for long runs over the Three Peaks.

Marcus Scotney, winner of the Dragons Back and Spine Race, will be running the OEM this year. He is  a running coach and therapist and will be sharing his wisdom with everyone at the training weekend. 




17.00 - 18.30  - Arrive

18.30 - 19.30  - Dinner 7.30

19.30 - 20.45  - OEM and CAN Presentation  - Ali & Denise


08.30 - 10.15 - Running on steep ground / using poles  - Marcus & Chris & Ali 

10.30 - 12.30 - Input from Marcus - Using mindfulness + the Champion Mindset + Running at altitude

12.30 - 13.30 - lunch 

13.00 - 13.45 - Navigation - Marcus & Chris & Ali 

14.15 - 16.30 - fast run and skills practice - Chris & Marcus  or Slow run / walk - Ali & Mel

17.30 - 18.30 - Kit choices for running and trekking

18.30 - 20.00 - BBQ

20.00 - 21.00 - Input from Marcus - Injury prevention and strength training 

21.00            - film


08.00 - 09.00 - Revisiting any skills inputs required & Yoga

09.00 - ?       - Fast run and skills practice with Marcus and Chris or slower run / walk with Ali & Mel

14.00            - leave


What’s included


This will be excellent and plentiful as the school will be providing dinner on Friday and Saturday and breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday.

If you are vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerant, let me know by email - alibramall@gmail.com


Accommodation choices

  • bring your own tent
  • there are a few places for camper vans
  • share the floor of the cricket pavilion, using either your own sleeping bag and mattress or the schools

There are limitted places for each options so when you book, email your choice alibramall@gmail.com


What to bring

Running gear

  • Shorts and vest for hot, sunny weather
  • Tights, base layer, mid layer, hat, gloves, Buff
  • Good Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Rucksack capable of carrying clothes, water and food
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Running shoes and socks

After running gear

  • Change of clothes and footwear for the evening – to cover cold, wet and warm
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Climbing harness if you have your own
  • head torch 
  • Camping gear or let me know if you need to borrow a sleeping bag / mattress


To book

The cost for the whole weekend - £100 per person.

Bookings are online at  - https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=5414

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