Swift Running Company

The start of 2019

By April 14, 2019 No Comments

It’s been back to back busy here at Swift Running Company since the start of the year and as a consequence the blog post entries have dropped by the wayside. We started the year at the National Running Show down at the Birmingham NEC, it was great to meet a huge crowd of runners from all over the UK and further afield. The last few months have seen us deliver a lot of navigation training with many runners upskilling, from those new to running to the experienced looking to sharpen up.

A couple of weeks ago we had the first ever Sunday morning coffee run. Setting off from Heidi’s CafĂ© in Grasmere we completed a 1.5 hour circuit up to Easedale Tarn before returning for complimentary coffee and cake. It was a great success and a great way to ease yourself into trail running, the pace is easy with plenty of opportunity to stop and enjoy the views, jogging the flats and hiking the ascents. We will be sure to be running more so watch this space.

We are definitely looking forward to the hot summer days and hoping for a summer like last year, we have a special Bob Graham Round on the cards for this Summer but more about that later in the year.

Everything we do here at Swift Running Company is bespoke, as a result we have some fantastic things planned in 2019. Requests so far have included:

  • An introduction weekend to all things, Trail, Mountain and Fell Running.
  • A week long family holiday packed with all things mountain based to equip them with the skills to plan and execute their own future adventures whilst providing amazing memories
  • Remote multiday journeys
  • A blended holiday of luxury and running

So if you love the running, walking or just being in the mountains then just drop us a message and we can arrange something special in one of the worlds most stunning running venues – The Lake District.


A few highlight shots:

High above the clouds, Fairfield

Dreaming of long summer nights








Red Screes in Summer, looking North


Ian Penney

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