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Becki Penrose

Becki Penrose
Leeds, UK

International Mountain Leader

A bit about me

I was born and raised in Yorkshire, Northern England but am rarely there nowadays, as I travel regularly between the Peak District, Northern Wales, the Lake District and the Alps. I love running on the trails and in the mountains. I also love to spend my leisure time negotiating some of the white water rivers of the UK and Europe in my kayak and open canoe, as well as chasing the snow on skis.

Trail running background

I really enjoy the buzz of trail races and have completed a few ultras, both in the UK and the Alps. But I’m equally happy with a good long day – or few days – running through the hills with good companions, both human and canine! The appeal for me is the ability to journey through stunning landscapes, keeping it light and simple.

Why I love guiding

One of my favorite things is sharing what excites me with others and seeing them experiencing that buzz, too.  I love running on the trails and I can’t get enough of the Alps.  What could be better than helping other enthusiastic people to get out on the trails, discover amazing places and views, and taste the delights of hard-earned cake and other local delicacies? All while helping to keep them safe and informed as they create awesome memories and start to imagine and plan for new adventures!

Guide website
Guide website
Region coverage
Chamonix Valley
Aosta Valley
Berner Oberland
German-speaking Valais
French-speaking Valais
Independent guide fee
Becki Penrose running on green grass with mountains and glaciers at the backand.

Becki Penrose Run the Alps Guide in the Bernese Oberland.

Becki Penrose in an orange kayak at River Soca, Slovenia

Becki Penrose, Run the Alps Guide at River Soca, Slovenia

Becki Penrose running on rocks near Samoens, Haute Savoie

Guide Becki Penrose gets in some downtime in the high country above Samoens, France. (Photo: Sam Hill.)


Giving Thanks:  Steph Lefferts Reflects on 2023 (Video)

Giving Thanks:  Steph Lefferts Reflects on 2023 (Video)

Run the Alps Tour Manager Steph Lefferts reflects on our past season and shares what she’s most thankful for.


Tim Tollefson in the Alps

Tim Tollefson in the Alps

Run the Alps is thrilled to be partnering with our friend and one of the world’s best-known trail runners, Tim Tollefson, for a unique and memorable trip!

New gear

Breezy Mornings Merino Beanie

Breezy Mornings Merino Beanie

Fact: We’re kind of picky about our beanies. Some are not thick enough, some are too thick. Some of us (no names, please) have big heads and find some big-name outdoors brands (no names, please) to have, well, not enough volume under the dome.