The beauty and challenges of the Welsh landscape pull in artists, writers and those who want the outdoor life. Champion runnier and former teacher Ruth Pickvance is combining many of those from her home in Abergavenny where she’s encouraging others to take to the hills.
Original article: BY ARTHUR WILLIAMS ON 14TH JANUARY 2019 A former British champion and international mountain runner is set to transform the experience of the great outdoors in Wales. Ruth Pickvance, who has raced around the world, is using an inspiring heritage setting in the Black Mountains to explore Black Mountains Borders Country landscape through literature, photography and a…
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a truly amazing, inspiring and thought provoking day …I have been thinking non-stop since I left. I will be recommending you to anyone who stands still long enough to hear me wax lyrical!” Lizzie W. At the end of year two of Element and I’m…
Spring was so late arriving this year but we managed to get a Bespoke Weekend and a course on Maintaining Your Runner’s Body between the two March maxi and mini ‘Beasts from the East’. Then the spring exploded with everything arriving at once: bluebells and bracken, hawthorn and hazel. Our Bespoke Weekends are taking off…
March 8th – 10th 2019
March 22nd – 24th 2019
Sunday, April 14th 2019
If you like the idea of being able to run in the mountains but have never started then this will be the perfect day for you. We are two highly experienced top women fell runners who are passionate about getting more women to enjoy this sport.
Saturday, 13th April 2019
You’d like to get out and into some wilder country but feel that you don’t have the map skills or full confidence to stride out. This is a great day where we ‘take the map for a walk’ to start to understand the basics of navigation.
May 11th & 12th
October 12th & 13th
Exploration, Curiosity & Creativity
A Fresh, Inspiring Alternative For A Weekend Away
May 19th 2019
A bespoke group day for a running club.