Tailored Programs

Tailored Fitness Programs

Tailored Programs

‘Performance To Summit UK & International guided trail running and biking trips accommodate all abilities ranging from beginner through to advanced, however a reasonable level of fitness needs to already be established by the participant so they can enjoy the experience and also help reduce the risk of injury.
All Performance To Summit adventure running and biking guides have years of experience and relevant local knowledge; in looking after others, knowing where to go in all weather conditions and supporting them while professionally leading and ensuring safety at all times, throughout the run and biking adventure trip. All you need to do is enjoy the day and feel incredible afterwards!’


The UK guided running adventure trips are one day experiences that can typically range from 2 to 6 hours of trail running on various terrain depending on the location and ability level of the itinerary. All itineraries are set at either a beginner group, intermediate group, or advanced group of runners. This creates a progression pathway and also helps manage expectations of participants choosing their ideal set itinerary. Locations include areas throughout the British Isles for open sign-up trips and also private group bookings.


The International guided running adventure trips are multiple day experiences, ranging from 3 to 7 days, but typically 5 days in total. The terrain is usually either mountainous or desert but can also include arctic and jungle environments too depending on your chosen trip. Altitude also plays a desirable feature on the international guided running adventure trips with locations such as the high Atlas Mountains in Morocco, running trails in Nepal and the Alpes in Europe.

Did we forget to mention food on the International guided running adventure trips? Well, we cater for all dietary requirements by creating fresh locally sourced nutrition fit for the fueling you and helping to increase your performance. Food is key on these trips and we love food!

Sandstone Trail Running

Guided Sandstone Trail Run, Cheshire, UK

Morocco Atlas Mountains Running Adventure

Morocco - Atlas Mountains Running Adventure

UK & International Guided Biking Experiences

Catering for all abilities raging from beginner through to advanced levels of fitness and experience. The general rule is the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it.

The UK guided biking experiences are one day experiences ranging from 3 to 7 hours, taking in road and trails depending on which itinerary you choose. The experiences are ideal for individuals on open trips and also for private group bookings.

For more excitement, we provide international guided biking experiences ranging from high octane helicopter pick up and drop off mountain biking trail experiences in Countries such as Kazakhstan, Morocco and Nepal to the more relaxed and gentle food and wine road biking experiences in Italy, France and Slovenia.

Again, depending on which itinerary you choose either as an open trip or a private booking, the international guided biking experiences typically have a 5 to 7-hour day over four to ten days.’

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Customer Reviews

Performance To Summit

Customer Reviews

Paul - Sandbach

I have been doing these sessions with Performance To Summit and Dave Pickles for the last 3 years and cannot stress how much of a positive impact that these sessions have had on myself and family. Without a doubt the sessions are tough, but they are done in such a way that they are enjoyable and we look forward to them as a family. The sessions are all year round in all weathers,(rain, snow wind – all of them together) and during the winter in the dark, the true testament to me is that not only do my teenagers want to go regularly, without being pushed, but they along other teenagers within the group have been known to drag their reluctant parents to a session in the rain and dark in January, which is down to Dave, his motivational skills and the inspiration he gives us. The benefits we get from these sessions are not only physical, I can see how we have all grown in positive mental attitude, self-confidence and general wellbeing and I can see that in others who are part of the Performance To Summit family. I am not sure what I would do if these sessions ever stopped which was a massive concern for me once lockdown started, however, Dave launched the on line version which has been a fantastic success although I do still miss the face to face sessions and the interaction with the other Performance To Summit fitness family members.

Jackie - Tarvin

Communication, Professionalism, Quality

Thomas - Tarvin

Carol - Davenham

Dave is so supportive and encouraging even when he’s pushing you to improve.
I have been involved in his fitness sessions for many months now and they keep me strong and flexible and as a 60+ year old I find this extremely important
I highly recommend his sessions - you won’t regret it

Laura - Kingsmead

The sessions are hard, but fun (if that’s possible)? Dave’s endless positivity turns any event into a positive one. The sessions during lockdown have been great, not only in order to keep fit but also to keep connected with others. We laugh, we smile, we grimace, but we are all fitter and stronger as a result. Why not give it a go?

Laura - Northwich

I began my journey with Performance To Summit following a recommendation from a friend who said it may help me improve my fitness and strength and help to resolve a long standing problem with sciatic pain caused by a problem with my Piriformis muscle.
When I began, I was reasonably fit having exercised regularly throughout my life, however this pain was causing me problems and I was becoming frustrated by not being able to exercise as I would like. I informed Dave of my injury and the exercises I took part in were adapted where needed to help with this injury. Through attending regularly and developing correct form on the functional exercises given by Dave my injury improved, to the point of being pain free. This was a really positive outcome and I continued to regularly attend Dave’s sessions and my fitness and strength has improved greatly. Initially I could not do more than a few sit ups or press ups and I can now confidently and correctly complete many sets of these during a session.
At every session Dave asks if there are any injuries or restrictions and then the exercises and sessions are adapted as needed. This is always done in a positive, reassuring and motivating way, so you never feel like you cannot achieve. His positivity and enthusiasm are unmeasurable. I feel fitter and stronger than ever before.

Abi - Sandbach

When I first started attending the Performance To Summit fitness sessions, I had ruptured my ACL and was waiting for surgery. In the weeks prior to my operation, through the fitness sessions, Dave encouraged me to get my knee and hamstring as strong as possible. Following surgery, even before I could walk without crutches, Dave devised exercises I could do whilst sitting and using my crutches in novel ways to keep my upper body active and me challenged! Through every stage of my rehabilitation, Dave was full of encouragement and constantly adapting exercises as part of the session to keep me motivated and fully involved. Still being able to be part of the Performance To Summit team was a huge boost mentally; being outside with an amazing group of like-minded people is great for self-esteem. The support I received from Dave through Performance To Summit was invaluable to my recovery; he made me believe in myself that I would reach my ultimate goal of getting back on the hockey pitch. Even though it was a year from operation to achieving this, Dave was always positive, always encouraging, and always listened to how I was feeling and how hard he could push me without ever making me feel like it was too much. Without Dave’s constant encouragement and positivity, I know my rehabilitation would have been much harder - his drive drove me - it’s infectious!

Neil -Sandbach

I have had lower back pain for many years and suffer from occasional acute exacerbations which can severely limit my mobility. This can be very frustrating for someone who is very keen on sport and exercise! I have attended the fitness sessions run by Dave for a number of years and he has provided great help and support in managing this chronic condition. Dave is able to tailor his sessions to help with rehabilitation, recommending appropriate exercises to increase mobility and core strength. He also pays great attention to the psychological aspects of injury, providing constant encouragement and motivation, which is key to recovery.