Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race 2019 - Day 1 - Crib Goch - Third Female - Lisa Watson 456 - Co


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We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the Dragon’s Back Race for 2022!  We’ll be offering exclusive access to a unique training group which will help you get the most out of your preparation for race day.   Group training commences on 3 January, so it's the perfect way to start your 2022 training with a strategic, specific and consistent approach.


What you’ll get:

-a personalised training program to help you get ready for race day

-monthly webinars with experts in topics such as nutrition, rehab, stage race planning, foot care, and much more, to help you prepare down to the last detail

-monthly online group Q&A sessions with one of our UESCA-certified ultra-running coaches

-access to our private Facebook community to share your training questions, ideas and experiences with coaches and fellow runners

Membership in the coaching group is £59/month.  Spaces are limited, and are available on a first come, first served basis.  Registration opens on 15 December 2021.

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How it works

We're creating a unique training community for the 2022 Dragon's Back Race! 

This group is designed for runners who would like personalised training planning, guidance and support, at a lower cost than one-to-one coaching.  As an added benefit, you'll also have access to monthly online group Q&A sessions with a coach, plus webinars on a whole range of useful topics to get meticulously prepared for your race. Here's how it will work. 


After subscribing to the DBR Training Group, you'll receive an invitation to fill in a detailed form about yourself, your training history and preferences, as well as your available training terrain.  We know that not everyone has access to the mountains right on their doorstep, so your ability to get to mountainous training routes will be taken into account in your plan.  Once we receive your form, we'll get to work designing your program.  We'll also send you a login for a Training Peaks account, if you don't already have one.

Once you've logged in to Training Peaks, we'll ask you to indicate in your calendar any scheduling considerations you'd like to be taken into account for the upcoming month.  This can include things like work days, days when you will be unable to run, other races, and days when you can get to the mountains to train.  We'll then upload your month's training into Training Peaks.  Any questions you have about your plan can be asked in the DBR coaching Facebook group, or in one of our live online Q&A sessions.  As an added bonus, we've lined up webinars with experts in nutrition, physiotherapy, and stage racing, to help you prepare every element of your race.  For more information, have a look at our coaching group terms.

Berghaus Dragon’s Back 2019 - Day 2 -Rhinog Fach - First Male - Galen Reynolds - Copyright
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"Great running coaches possess a unique mix of characteristics. They must have personal experience of training, competing and winning at the highest levels. They should also possess a sound understanding of the scientific principles underpinning training and recovery. Perhaps most importantly, they should an understand the art of applying experience and scientific principles to individual athletes, each with their own characteristics, potential and limitations. A one-size-fits-all approach just won’t cut it when it comes to coaching. This ideal mix of experience, knowledge, achievement and skill is rare, but it can be found in Paul Tierney and Sarah McCormack at Missing Link Coaching. I have no reservations in recommending their services to any runner that is serious about reaching their own personal potential."

-Dr Mic Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science, Northumbria University

"Paul has a lot of experience of multi-day events which has meant I have felt confident that I have been meeting targets at the right time over the last year. He has accommodated training when required as he understands the importance of adjusting to other challenges in life. This has meant getting the balance right. Paul has been supportive and offered humorous, no-nonsense guidance along the way.... he has a way with words!  This has made sure I have got the confidence I need going into the event that I have done everything both physically and mentally I can to be successful. I don’t know what I would have done without him!"

-Cat Slater, Physiotherapist & Missing Link Athlete (Dragon's Back 3rd place Overall Female, 2021)

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