Training Seminars

Ridgeline Athletics Coaches Eric Carter and Gary Robbins have developed a one-day seminar that will cover all the training basics.

We use an informal presentation style that allows you to interact and personalize the conversation and presentation.

This seminar is designed to cover all the relevant topics and questions you may have in regards to getting the most out of your training and especially your racing efforts. The only prerequisite for this seminar is that you are comfortable running at least 15 km of undulating terrain. You do not have to be competitive, fast or elite. This seminar is very much designed with the everyday trail runner in mind.

Saturday’s event will be led by Eric and Gary and is open to all participants.

Sunday’s event at will be led by our wonderful Assistant Coach Jeanelle Hazlett, and accomplished 100 mile runner Linda Barton-Robbins. This will be a women’s only event with a specific focus on women completing their first ultra-marathon, or attempting to step up in distance to 50 miles, 100k or 100 miles.

Upcoming Events:


Saturday, November 24, 2018Runner’s Den, Port Moody, BC

Sunday, November 25, 2018Distance Runwear, North Vancouver, BC (Women’s Only Event)

Schedule (example):

8:00am – 10:00am: Classroom Component
(Snacks Provided)

We’ll cover developing a training plan, prioritization and periodization, common training pitfalls, altitude training, fueling/hydration, race day prep, pacing, balancing non-training stress such as managing work, life, and running, along with any and all other topics you may want to touch on. Wanna talk about chafing? Let’s do it! The floor is yours 🙂 We’ll also be giving away training plans for beginner ultra distances and free entries into upcoming CMTS races.

10:30am – 12:30pm: Trail Component
Warmup, uphill/downhill running technique basics and a group trail run (Unmarked. Route announced during classroom session)

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Social Time
Didn’t get your training question answered? The group will reconvene at the nearest Brew Pub for a bite to eat and an informal Q&A with Gary and Eric or Jeanelle and Linda.

Cost: $85 + tax

Purchase Tickets:


Port Moody Event Ticket (Sat, Nov 24)

North Van Women’s Event Ticket (Sun, Nov 25

Because of the tight timing of these events, tickets are non-refundable, but fully transferable to another person if you cannot make it.

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