Algarve Summer Camp: 4th-14th March 2021

 

Victoria Sport and Beach Hotel

We are thrilled to announce we will be returning for our third camp in 2021. Based at the 4* Victoria Sport and Beach Hotel in Falesia the camp will be the perfect opportunity to learn about training, recovery, racing and prepare for those key spring races.

RunningwithUs have years of experience of delivering camps for runners of all abilities. We will have runners of all standards training with us in March - the common theme will be the desire to improve and to spend time with a positive and supportive group of coaches and runners.

We will be covering everything you could want to know about training, nutrition, recovery, conditioning and running technique. The camp includes; 

  • Running sessions suitable for all abilities from beautiful runs on the cliffs, beach and orange groves to hill sessions, track sessions and threshold running

  • Core and strength & conditioning to give you a routine to take away and implement in your own training

  • Group training talks and 1-2-1 coaching/training reviews covering the fundamentals of training, racing and psychology, nutrition and recovery

  • Top tips on technique, drills and biomechanics

  • Stretching and injury prevention advice

  • For a small additional fee we will have a top class sports massage service available 

Coaching Team

Nick, Siobhan, Mike & Alex have years of experience delivering training camps across the UK and Europe. The team are all fully qualified running coaches working with some of the UK's leading endurance athletes. The team also has added areas of expertise in nutrition, sports massage and strength & conditioning.  

 

The Hotel and Location

There is a good reason why many of the worlds best athletes come to the Algarve to train. The beautiful beaches, incredible trails over the cliffs and through the orange groves and the ease of travel and lifestyle make it the perfect location to balance hard training with a perfect break. The newly renovated Victoria Sport and Beach Hotel is 4* accommodation with an onsite track and gym, pool and fantastic food. The apartment style rooms include a small kitchen facility which makes it easy for those who prefer to cook their own meals whilst away. The hotel offers fantastic facilities - http://www.ap-hotelsresorts.com/pt/hoteis/victoria-sports-beach

Prices and Booking

The prices below include accommodation with breakfast and all training sessions and coaching. Participants book their own flights from the UK to Faro, we can provide details of transfer and hire car options. The coaching fee covers 10 days of coaching and is the same regardless of how may nights you stay.

Prices per person;

1 Bedroom Apartment - Single occupancy: 54 euros / night + £225 coaching fee per person - Double occupancy: 34 euros / night per person + £225 coaching fee per person. For an extra 12 euros per day per person you can add on either all you can eat lunch or dinner. 

To reserve your place on the camp email camps@runningwithus.com 

Accommodation is booked directly with the hotel with a booking code we will give you in order to get the special rates above. £100 toward the coaching fee is due upon booking to secure your place and full payment 10 days before the camp.

Here's what our previous athletes say...

'Great running holiday, and I would recommend it for all ages and abilities.  The scenery is great for running (orange groves & along the clifftop), and the weather in March is ideal for running.  The coaches are very helpful, and it was great to meet and train with lots of other keen runners' - Trevor, March 2019 and March 2020   

I had a fantastic week. The camp was attended by a wide range of abilities, from charity runners such as myself, up to internationally competing athletes, yet the camp caters for all with coaches available to talk about all aspects of training from strength and conditioning regimes to nutrition. Everyone was friendly and the hotel is only a five minute walk from the beach to watch the gorgeous sunset. Would definitely recommend this running holiday! 😊 - Jon, March 2020

“The Running with Us Algarve trip always helps me to re-focus on training during my peak phase of marathon prep; It’s the perfect mix between quality sessions and plenty of recovery time during the day. 

The hotel is in a beautiful location, with the choice of quiet roads, track, trail and beach running all on the doorstep.

It’s always a really friendly, social group of runners, making the evening meals and recovery time good fun.

Away from the distractions of busy work life, I can check in on all aspects training, including nutrition and conditioning, meaning I always leave feeling refreshed and with a renewed confidence for upcoming races.

This year I was able to get in 10 days of quality marathon prep and my husband enjoyed coming along to focus on getting fitter for 10k. We both look forward to coming back next year! “ - Naomi March 2019 and 2020 

I was very lucky to be able to take part in the Runningwithus training camp in Portugal just before the UK went into lockdown. The camp was a really brilliant experience. I was really nervous going - I suffer from a bit of anxiety and after a string of injuries wasn’t exactly race fit. That didn’t matter - Siobhan, Nick and the team made sure that I was looked after and I was encouraged to take part. Going into the camp I’d struggled with 5K - while I was there I did my first 10K in a year and it has shown me I’m 100% capable of more than I thought I was. Two months post camp and I’m the fittest I’ve been in about two years - I’m consistent with my training and I can see that I’m making small gains all the time. I really hope that I’ll be able to come back to the 2021 training camp - Melanie, March 2020

 

MEET THE TEAM!

Nick Anderson
With over 25 years running experience, Nick is a graduate in Science & Management of Health & Fitness, a UKA level 4 endurance coach, qualified nutritionist and sports therapy practitioner. Nick is currently an England Athletics flying coach & manages GB squads for at events such as the World Half Marathon Championships. Having coached hundreds of athletes from beginners through to olympians Nick is one of Europe's most highly respected coaches.
Siobhan Rootes
Siobhan Rootes: Siobhan is one of the UK's leading female coaches, with extensive experience working with runners across the UK. As an athlete, coach, personal trainer, business woman and mother, Siobhan's dynamic and real approach makes her a hugely influential voice with everyday runners with a fantastic track record of success. Siobhan is a UKA Running coach and level 3 Personal Trainer.
Mike Chambers
Mike Chambers: With years of experience as an athlete, coach, personal trainer and sports therapist Mike's people centred approach to coaching makes him a huge asset for the team. With National and County titles over 800m at junior level, being an English Schools finalist and held track records in Europe Mike's running pedigree is fantastic. Mike is now ranked inside the UK top 20 for v40 for 800m and the mile and regularly competes for Winchester & District AC.
Alex Cook
Alex Cook: Alex is a competitive distance runner with almost 20 years experience over various distances. She  entered the world of Ultra marathons in 2015 and has placed 1st in all six 50km and 100km races she has competed in to date. Over her running career she has achieved PB’s of 36:10 min for 10km, 81 minutes for half marathon and 2hr 57 minutes for the marathon. She is a UKA athletics coach which gives her a real understand of the essential fit between training and nutrition.
Dan Robinson
Dan took up running in 2009 improving from a 3:10 first marathon to a 2:29 PB achieved whilst representing the England Athletics Masters Team. Since starting to work with Professor Andy Lane and Dr Ross Cloak at Wolverhampton University he has partnered with England Athletics to provide physiology testing for their Marathon Programme. The results of this testing have been presented at England training camps.
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