Centurion Running

Ultra Workshop

14 Jan 2022

Welcome to our next Ultrarunning Workshop. The day is designed to deliver you the information, knowledge and skills to get more enjoyment out of your running, to maximise your potential and to help you avoid many of the common pitfalls that ultrarunning can lead to. 

Over the course of the day we will focus on the topics that are central to enjoyment, improvement and sustainability in running ultras.

We will cater for all experience levels, whether you are looking to run your first 50km or have years of racing under your belt.

The sessions will be run by James Elson, Race Director at Centurion Running, a qualified UK Athletics coach with over a decade of experience working with athletes of all abilities. James will be joined by Drew Sheffield as well as other members of the Centurion Team. Between us we have run every type of ultra on every terrain, as well as directing ultras at Centurion Running since 2011.

The cost includes talks on all of the key topics outlined further down the page, a 60 minute led running session. Hot drinks and lunch are also included in the price.


Vital Stats

Entry Fee



14 Jan 2022 09:15

No. of Places



Wheathampstead, St. Albans, AL4 8EN

General Info

We will discuss the following key topics in the running order listed below.

- Race Selection & Choosing Running Adventures.
- How to write and execute a training plan.
- Kit and footwear selection. How to pack your race vest and drop bags.
- Training and Race Day Nutrition & Hydration.
- A led trail running session with discussion on technique, core skills and running to effort vs heart rate vs pace.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after each block, no question is too stupid!

Location: Beech Hyde Farm, Wheathampstead, St. Albans, Herts, AL4 8EN.

Date: 14th January 2022
Times: 0915 arrival for 0930 start. 1500 close

There are 15 places available, please use the Enter button further up the page in order to register.

For any questions please contact us via email by clicking here


"The workshop covers a wealth of information to discuss the very cornerstones of ultra running training. Laid out in layman terms this is pitched well for any runner seeking clarity on how to train better and avoid common pitfalls. The slides emailed provide a quick reference of the key points to help keep you on track. I feel it’s given my training the direction it needed and I feel uplifted and inspired to give my best to the running once again."