Healing Running Workshop

We believe running should be an embodied experience. An opportunity to connect with others; a chance to get lost in nature and have a little adventure; a place you can thrive, feel empowered and be proud of what you and your body can do.

We have created this day of healing and nurturing to support your running journey. We want to help you learn new skills that encourage a healthier and happier relationship with running, your body and yourself.

In the long run this will also optimise both your health and performance.


Renee is a leading Sports Dietitian and Eating Disorder Specialist with over 20 years of experience working in clinical and performance nutrition.

Renee is the Nutrition Lead for both the English and Scottish National Ballet where she was actively involved in producing the consensus statement about the management of REDs in Dance. She works with a number of other teams and brands including Hour 7, The North Face and premier league women’s football, providing nutritional and clinical guidance for both performance and health.

She is passionate about working with athletes and their health and regularly provides expert commentary on understanding how the body works, optimising hormonal health and how this impacts our performance.

On top of this Renee specialises in supporting individuals and athletes of all levels and ages, coaches, and sports science teams to provide nutritional strategies to enhance sports performance and manage eating disorders and REDs. This is reflected in her work on social media too, priding herself on proving an educational hub for both the professional and everyday athlete.

Renee has recently completed her Mindfulness Training in clinical practice which she uses within her holistic approach, alongside assessing hormonal health, and other key biomarkers, to help athletes and individuals both physically and emotionally.

Renee is also a best-selling author, with her most recent book, More Fuel You which is already on its 3rd print run since publication in June 2022.

She writes a monthly column for Runners World and is often asked to comment and provide technical support on documentaries, News and Media. She was the clinical advisor for the BBC documentary, Freddie Flintoff: Living with Bulimia.

She is an ambassador for outdoor brand Montane and also a trustee for Black Trail Runners, supporting and advocating the importance of increased diversity and accessibility to minority groups to the outdoors.

When not inspiring others with her incredible work, Renee can be found running the mountains and chasing the trails, most likely training for a crazy ultra-marathon. In 2022 she became British Trail Running Champion in her age group over the short course and 3rd female at The Spine Sprint. Last year she came 4th female and had a top 10 finish, racing in Upper Mustang, Nepal.

Jenny Tough is a writer and adventurer, and an enthusiast for all things endurance challenges, particularly in the mountains. Whether it be a race or a solo adventure, her desire to push her limits has led her to numerous corners of the world. In 2021 she completed a global challenge to run, solo and unsupported, across a mountain range on every continent, including three world-first traverses. Her journeys are documented in SOLO (Octopus, 2022).

She’s also competed in long-distance bikepacking races, including becoming the two-time first woman in the Silk Road Mountain Race and first woman in the inaugural Atlas Mountain Race – considered two of the toughest off-road bike races.

Outside of her personal pursuits, she is on a mission to get more people outside and challenging their own comfort zones, particularly women and girls, which she has championed by launching a book called Tough Women: Adventure Stories.

Lauren is a Mountain Leader, outdoor swim coach, run and multisport coach.

Growing up in the Lake District, she feels a  connection to the area and is where her love of nature and the outdoors began, and she ensures that she lives and works in alignment with her core values.

As a youngster, Lauren raced competitively in fell/mountain running and triathlons. Now, she can be found adventuring in the hills and at an odd fell race.

Lauren’s coaching work was born out of a passion for creating spaces in which others thrive. She also champions the work of Anti Racist Cumbria and Black Trail Runners, making sure outdoor spaces are welcome and enjoyed by everyone.

Lauren also works part time for a conservation charity (Morecambe Bay Partnership) and volunteers for Trash Free Trails, who are both on a mission to reconnect people to nature.

What To Bring

  • warm clothing to get changed into after run
  • notebook and pen
  • any run or additional snacks you may want
  • water bottle
  • yoga mat if you have one

Parking & Public Transport

Parking is available at the venue

Nearest train station is Windermere – with semi regular trains from Kendal and Oxenholme.

Bus 555

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Hourly Schedule

How will the day run

10am - 11am
Arrivals and Intros
Why are we here? What do you hope to get from today? Understanding why nurturing and nourishing our bodies are so important for performance and enjoyment.
11am - 12:45pm
Trail Run led by Lauren
All levels and abilities are welcome.
12:45pm - 1:30pm
We will provide a simple lunch by local supplier in a very informal environment back at the venue. We will have a very relaxed conversation about nutrition and its importance in running performance. We will also provide a selection of tea and coffee.
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mindfulness and reflection
Led by Renee - and discussions around what comes up
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Led by Jenny
3:30pm - 4pm
General discussions
and feedback on the day

Book Event

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20 Jul 2024


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


The Phoenix Centre
The Phoenix Centre Phoenix Way Windermere LA23 1BZ