2 Valleys Trail and 5 Valleys Ultra Training Plans

Prepare for your first ultra event with one of these training plans, written by Paul Wilson, a UESCA ultrarunning coach and UKA Leader in running fitness.

Paul has completed over fifty ultramarathons and running challenges, ranging from 5k Vertical Kilometre race, mountain races, 100mile track races, backyard ultras to the 268 mile Spine Race which he completely twice. He’s also a five time Lakeland 100 finisher.

He believes that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary feats, and that living an active lifestyle can transform your life. By following his training plan and making the most of the time you have available you will be able to achieve your goals for the 2 or 5 Valleys.

For a bespoke training plan for the 7 or 13 Valleys don't hesitate to get in touch with Paul via his website here.

Training Plans

2 Valleys Trail (20km) - Targeted towards new trail runners, or long distance road runners looking for a new challenge, this 12 week step by step training plan will help build up to completing a 20km distance.

5 Valleys Ultra (60km) - Targeted towards those with some experience of ultra running already, this 16 week step by step training plan to help work your way to completing a 60km distance.

Download your plan below and start training.

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