Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 8, 2018Running may never be the same again! Hills are almost friends, track is not just for school sportsday and I will never again complain about a bit of a headwind... None of which would have been half as much fun without the #hungryrunners and coaches providing all the support and food you need to survive! It was a fantastic week of varied running sessions with awesome people who like running, what’s not to love! The absolute bonus was the food was amazing and you never had to be a #hungryrunner. The sad thing is the week does end and back home you do have to cook your own porridge and there isnt people shouting encouragement on every run you do!
Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 8, 2018This was my first Embrace holiday. I was worried about whether I could keep up with the schedule as my marathon training was behind schedule due to a bout of flu knocking me out from training for almost the whole of January. My aim at the beginning of the week was just to get to the end of the week. I more than did that! The Embrace team were incredibly supportive and it really did not matter that I was one of the slower runners. Everyone has their own goals to achieve and Embrace helped me more than meet those goals. The set up of the holiday was also fantastic. The accommodation was perfect, having your schedule set out for you on a daily basis takes away all the 'thinking' you have to do back home and the food was abundant and very well thought through. I am vegetarian and the dietary requirements were perfectly met. I really enjoyed my holiday, feel back on track with marathon training and looking forward to visiting again in future when hopefully I can improve my performance on the hills!
Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 7, 2018If you sign up for an Embrace holiday you can expect expert coaching, challenging but achievable programme, amazing food and accommodation. This was my fourth Algarve holiday with Embrace and the thing that sets it apart is the way the runners and coaches come together, supporting each other and above all making it a really enjoyable holiday. The camps are organised so that people of all abilities or runners on a rehabilitation programme (as I was in November) can meet their own personal goals without any pressure to complete all the sessions. I will be returning 🙂
Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 7, 2018This was my 3rd Embrace holiday and once again it didn't disappoint. The coaches have excellent knowledge and put together a brilliant week of a mixture of different run sessions. Food was absolutely excellent and plenty of it 🙂 Had an amazing time, met some brilliant new friends and will definitely be back for another trip 🙂
Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 7, 2018I do not have enough good things to say about our amazing trip... every single detail - from the accommodation, to the location, the training, the brilliant supportive fun atmosphere, everything exceeded my expections! In particular the amazing Embrace team made such an incredible effort to cater for our specific dietary needs, the food was absolutely delicious with super healthy options all round all week! We lucked out with the most amazing group of runners and thoroughly enjoyed every part of this social holiday... a brilliant time of year to train as I feel I’m set up and ready for the upcoming running season... Would absolutely recommend for all abilities and I would absolutely love to come back next year! x
Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 7, 2018Another fantastic week with the Embrace team, on the marathon training camp! We had a varied mix of training sessions (and weather!), from long woodland trails to track intervals, from epic hills to barefoot running on the beach, supported by the fantastic coaches, for all running abilities…no-one gets left behind! There was a real camaraderie between all campers, with plenty of encouragement, support, high-fives and laughs to get each other through the sessions. And very spoilt to be catered for all week, from Little Bears porridge to outstanding home-cooked evening meals for hungry runners. Great camp, great coaches, great food, great atmosphere – definitely recommended!
Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 7, 2018What can I say, it was an all round fantastic experience! Firstly, the food and accommodation was top notch, we had so much fresh food to snack on during the day and every evening the dinners provided were classic dishes at their very best. Don't go on this trip expecting to lose weight, its about eating well to power your body, for all the great running expeditions throughout the week. It's great as it caters for all abilities, there something for the novice right through to the top notch club runner! I'll definitely be returning!
Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 7, 2018This was my 4th trip in 18 months and as with the other trips, it didn't disappoint. It is a fantastic week that combines the best of both running and relaxation with like minded people. The food was spectacular as always. As was the week's training and coaching, even in less than ideal weather! No doubt I will be back again (and again).
Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th February 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...March 2, 2018What a great way to spend a week! Neill, Graeme and Kat ran a masterclass in handling a mixed ability group ensuring we all got what we wanted out of our time with them. It surprised me greatly what I achieved by the end of the week. Location and food were excellent and the training well balanced. The whole set up is a lot like Eric Clapton plays guitar - easy going, laid back, seemingly effortless ( it isnt!) style but technically spot on whatever the discipline. If you want to train well, eat well and achieve lots then an Embrace week is what you need. Cant recommend them highly enough, whatever your age or ability.
Dates: Sat 27th January – Sat 3rd February 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...March 2, 2018Unfortunately, I wasn't able to run due to an injury that hadn't healed in time for the holiday - and I still had a great time, still learnt a lot about effective training and nutrition and still came home fired up with enthusiasm for my running. This proves that not only are the Embrace Sports Team excellent coaches, they are also excellent hosts. As usual the group of runners that I met (some old, some new) were inspirational and supportive throughout and helped to alleviate the frustration I felt at not being able to join in on the running activities. The apartment complex, the food and the weather were all perfect and so all in all I had a great holiday.