Reviews


Total Reviews: 262
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 27, 2018
    5
    Spacious comfortable accommodation, delicious food and a superb location close to the sea. Add to that a packed week of training with like minded individuals and you have a a great training holiday. Recommended to anyone who is thinking of such holiday for the first time.
    - Iain Milligan
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 27, 2018
    1
    What a fantastic week. For what I am hoping to achieve I think I am heading in the right direction. Nevertheless there is nothing like putting in a weeks training like this without the pressures of work and home life. Delivered in a family environment of apartments round a pool. I am so glad the philosophy is to get out actively as opposed to sitting round listening to people. With a wealth of experience and knowledge it was passed down in a friendly and helpful manner. Recovery was helped by excellent food and nutrition. The week was very good value for money. I would have no hesitation in coming back or recommending you to others. Thanks for a great week and good luck in the future.
    - Ed Buckingham
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 26, 2018
    5
    Second year with Embrace, but first time on the Iron camp. Still the same amazing experience. The awesome homemade food is still worth the money alone, and the attention to detail in terms of structure of the week never fails to impress. The fact they try to accommodate the prior experiences of those who have been before to give us new routes up climbs etc, is really appreciated. I'll definitely be back again! More details here: https://stenardstuff.wordpress.com/2018/04/25/embrace-iron-distance-training-holiday/
    - Steve Leonard
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 25, 2018
    5
    Such a great week! would highly recommend for a seasoned Ironman racer or anyone looking to step up to the distance & what a beautiful setting! Sunrise swims and rolling algarve countryside! Was nervous before going as is the first training holiday I've done but as soon as i arrived Neil and the team made me feel welcome. The sessions were well organised and always focused and challenging (as you would expect from an iron distance camp). You will be pushed and encouraged to go that little bit further, that little bit faster and i wouldn't hesitate to reckoned to anyone looking to get away and train! Thank you to all the coaches and other Triathletes who made this a really great experience, i can't wait to get out training again!!!
    - Andrew Wilford
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 24, 2018
    5
    Another great trip with Embrace. I finally made it to the Portugual camp & it definitely didn't disappoint. Awesome food and company of fellow athletes made it all the more enjoyable. The coaches delivered in fine form with the usual array of energy, positivity and general good humour. I tried to keep my birthday a secret, but they don't miss a trick.
    - Jonathan Thomson
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 13, 2018
    5
    This was my second Embrace running holiday. It was just as amazing as last year. Right from, the start of the week the coaches felt like old friends, and by the end of the holiday so did the rest of the group. The week is a great combination of running in some wonderful, varied locations, together with a relaxed social element, plenty of time for chilling and recovery and with lots of good food (and wine!). Even though it was supposed to be a running holiday my husband and I took our road bikes over too (as I have just got a bike with ambitions to start doing duathlons). So we spent a couple of the 'recovery' sessions out with our bikes. I love that the coaches really supported the additional activity - my end of the week target run was actually a run-bike-run - my first taste of a duathlon race - I was so nervous before doing it, but buzzing by the end of it! Even though I felt tired by the end of the week but my legs surprised me the following weekend with a new PB in a half marathon, so the training for the week evidently paid off! Thanks again Embrace! See you again in the Pyrenees in May!
    - sarah manson
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 11, 2018
    5
    Excellent as always, this was my 5th trip to Embrace. I love every minute of it. The training is always impeccable, I am feeling more ready for my marathon now than ever before. It's brilliant for all levels, and I have improved so much over the 4 years I have been training with these guys. Made so many new friends and see them again on multiple holidays. The food and accommodation are always great, and the coaches are so welcoming of everyone. I am sure I'll be back for more!
    - Ben Perrio
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 9, 2018
    5
    Thank you to all Embrace team for such a wonderful week! I'm so glad I resisted the temptation of a lazy sun holiday and chose instead to spend my Easter holidays running in a variety of beautiful locations, eating absolutely delicious food, hanging out with like minded runners, soaking up the sun and chilling by the pool. It was definitely my ideal holiday and I'll most certainly be back. My running has definitely improved, I feel fitter and stronger and I'm now a lot more motivated to challenge myself and hit future PBs! Thanks guys 🙂
    - Róisín Harkin
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 8, 2018
    5
    My second time visiting the Embrace team on this March running holiday in the Algarve (first was 3 years ago) and definitely surpassed my expectations again. A great week of coaching across a variety of types of runs including a trail session which is a highlight as well as track, hill and targeted efforts. Tips on technique and running form are also provided and the week overall definitely emphasises what you are doing well and what you need to keep working on! What is great is how the team consider runners from different backgrounds of experience and abilty to ensure everyone gets something out of the week. Food and accommodation are superb with the coaches putting a great effort in to cook some incredible dishes. You also get to meet so many new runners who become friends with so many different stories, the week is interesting and extremely enjoyable. Would recommend to everyone and I'm already looking forward to my next holiday with these guys.
    - Stephen McGinty
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 4, 2018
    5
    What can I say, my week with Embrace exceeded all expectations. I was slightly worried that it wouldn't actually feel like a holiday amongst all the training, but how wrong could I be! The Embrace team make it possible for you to give 100% at every training session, as everything else is taken care of for you - you can then spend the rest of the day relaxing/sunbathing/eating ice cream/belly laughing hard with your newly made friends (aka 'Embrace family' by the end of the week). The training was excellent and in stunning locations along the coast - I've never run in such beautiful places. The food was delicious AND nutritious - hats off to the coaches who are amazing chefs too. But my favourite part was definitely getting to know such a lovely group of fellow runners, and how sociable and fun the entire week is. I will definitely be returning for another camp at some point in the future, and cannot recommend the holiday enough to anyone who is unsure - just go for it, you won't regret it!
    - Beth Rudd