Reviews


Total Reviews: 213
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 18, 2017
    5
    Had another thoroughly good week of training with a great group of like minded people. You soon trust the coaches experience and knowledge to do more than you think capable of and finish the week stronger both physically and mentally.
    - Iain Milligan
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 18, 2017
    5
    What an incredible week. Great food great company professional coaching , what more can you ask. It has improved my confidence no end I'm just sad to have to get straight back to work. Thanks guys I will be sure to return next year
    - Laura Wooster
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 18, 2017
    5
    This was my first but definitely not my last Embrace Sports training week. Had an absolute blast and learnt so much from the guys. Came out of the week feeling fitter, stronger and a lot more confident about my first upcoming Ironman race. The coaches were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. Always helping out and making sure you pushed yourself to your limits. No question went unanswered and i got a huge amount of advice that's really helped me with my personal training as well. Felt i got a lot of one-on-one with the coaches when i needed it. The food was amazing, the rooms spacious and clean, and had a great area next to a pool to help recover from the training in the sun. Would recommend this to anyone doing triathlons and wanting to get better and faster. I shall be back!
    - Sam Morton
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 18, 2017
    5
    A fantastic experience and despite being a returning runner I enjoyed new opportunities this time inc. a run up Montchique mountain and some ocean swimming to watch the sunrise. Some spectacular sessions sharing with incredible people and staff - motivation to improve for next time! 🙂
    - Lucinda Lamb
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 18, 2017
    5
    Great time on a first trip like this for me. If you have been before you know how well these guys run this and if you haven't then just go - you wont be disappointed! don
    - Paul Cockburn
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 17, 2017
    5
    This was my second Embrace Ironman camp. I was anxious it wasn't going to be as amazing the second time round? I shouldn't have been worried, as it was even better if that is possible. Nothing was repeated, there were new routes, venues and sessions to keep me guessing. The camp is super organised and the training is structured with lots of thinking beforehand and the food is awesome. I look forward to my next trip
    - Francesca Wright
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 17, 2017
    5
    This was my second time on an Algarve Running Holiday with Embrace and it won't be my last! The coaches are awesome athletes and top class chefs too. They also drive you around to all the great run locations and sort out all the logistics, meaning that all you need to do is sleep, eat, run, repeat! And chill out by the pool 🙂 It's a great way to spend a week in the sun, training hard but also eating plenty of great food and enjoying the company of like minded people. Thanks again guys!
    - Andy Carter
  • Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 17, 2017
    5
    As one of the few newbie's on this trip, I very quickly saw why Embrace have such a high athlete return rate. Amazing locations, great diversity of runs, brilliant food and culture and an overall fantastically balanced week. The coaches and fellow runners who had been before were all welcoming and supportive. Before departing I was worried I would not be able to finish the week as it seemed like a lot more running compared to my usual schedule , but the week is tailored in such in a way that is beneficial to all level of runners. I loved every run. What you can do with the right support and environment is amazing. Great fun and will be back for sure!
    - Greg du Tertre
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 17, 2017
    5
    Wow. What an incredible week! Thanks to 4 extremely knowledgeable coaches and their passion to deliver high qulaity sessions (and copious amounts of tasty nutritious food to fuel us). I will be back again. There is no reason why anyone wouldn't want to do this again and again and again...
    - Emma Payne
  • Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 16, 2017
    5
    Again a challenging and perfect week. After meeting at the airport all is take care of: training sessions, food, planning, transport. So we can concentrate on joining as many training as we can. Good food, excellent coaching, good company and nice apartments: perfect combination. We will for sure be back next year.
    - Tietsia Tempelaar
  • Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    April 13, 2017
    5
    This was my first embrace trip, but it will definitely not be my last. Great location, great facilities, great training, and the food was immense! Such lovely, engaging people too - both the staff and the other guests. Loved it!
    - Steve Leonard
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    April 6, 2017
    5
    I enjoyed my first running holiday, and I've met with Embrace the perfect choice. The varied sports program, the fresh cooked food, the infrastructure, the trainers, the warm, open and friendly people and not forget the fresh delicious beer from tab ensure a perfect running holiday. Also as a badly speaking English participant I found my place in the group and had a fabulous time. Thank you all, it was fantastic! Some words in my Language... Ich hatte eine wunderschöne Zeit in der Algarve. Es war mein erster organisierter Sport Urlaub, daher wusste ich nicht genau was mich erwartet. Das Embrace Team liebt was es macht, und als Teilnehmer profitierst du davon. Die Herzlichkeit, die Professionalität und die Leidenschaft der Crew ist beflügelnd. Die Kombination aus Sport, gutem frisch zubereitetem Essen, sehr freundliche, spassige, spannende Mit-Urlauber mit der verbindenden Leidenschaft zu Laufen sind das Rezept für unvergessliche Ferien. Ich empfehle die Embrace Ferien allen Sportlern die es lieben ihr hobby eine Woche mit guten Freunden zu teilen
    - René
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    April 5, 2017
    5
    Despite nursing an injury I still managed to have a great time and achieve more than I’d expected to. The guys were great at accommodating me. This was my 7th Embrace holiday yet there were still a few surprises, new sessions and routes which was great. Whatever your abilities or stage of your running journey I’d highly recommend an Embrace for a brilliant training holiday.
    - Anna
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    April 4, 2017
    5
    First time on this type of holiday and very glad we picked Embrace, the location was great, their set up is very professional yet friendly and welcoming, especially important as many of our group were return visitors, however there was never a feeling of gatecrashing someone else's party, everyone was lovely. In fact the real highlight was just being in a place with other runners, happy to talk all day about running!! Who ever gets that on their typical family or mates holidays?!! Training was varied which we really enjoyed, built in options to do more or less depending on your personal goals. The accommodation far surpassed our expectations and the hearty, home cooked meals each night were a real highlight. We both left feeling fitter and healthier, if not exactly leaner!! We would recommend and would certainly do it again.
    - Lisa and Gary
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    April 3, 2017
    5
    This was my first holiday with Embrace. When I booked I wasn’t sure what to expect however on reflection my expectations were certainly exceeded. The training was varied, fun and challenging. Everybody motivated and supported each other which was great to see. Throughout the whole week the food was faultless. The time to train and the time to relax was spot on. The Algarve was absolutely stunning with Lagos retaining its Portuguese charm. It proved to be a fantastic week.
    - George Anderson
  • Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    March 30, 2017
    5
    Great week which has improved my fitness, understanding, technique and confidence in all disciplines! Lovely group of people and spot on organisation. Thanks All.
    - Bex
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    March 27, 2017
    5
    Another great week of running with the Embrace Crew. I've been out a few times now and each time the holiday offers something special. My non-running friends think I'm mad when I say I'm going on a running holiday but with Embrace you can do just that. They've set the week up perfectly so you can enjoy a variety of runs; distances and terrains from the Woodland Trail to the Beach. Then relax by the pool. These holidays are great ways to meet with other runners, share experiences and most of all make new friendships. Thoroughly recommend trying a running holiday with these guys!
    - James
  • Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    March 26, 2017
    5
    Great, location, facilities, catering and Coaches. This was my 2nd and I will definitely be returning again. The week is really well put together. Great value for money and very well organised. Fantastic coaches that do everything to ensure a great week is had by all.
    - John Aitken
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    March 24, 2017
    5
    Great mix of running and relaxing, in amazingly supportive environment.
    - Faye
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    March 24, 2017
    5
    A great week, with varied training sessions and smashing people. Everyone's really supportive of each other's goals & you leave feeling really positive about your future running goals.
    - Faye
  • Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    March 23, 2017
    5
    Awesome training week with Embrace in Lagos. Not only a great excuse to beat the UK winter blues but superb training that really pushes you hard each day to get the max out of you. Plenty of hills that we just don't have in the south of England! Great bunch of guys on the camp and don't forget the food, not only is it gorgeous and healthy but stacks of it too 🙂
    - Ed Harman
  • Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    March 23, 2017
    5
    Another Embrace holiday which didn't disappoint! Brilliantly organised, great training and lovely accommodation. Highly recommended.
    - Chrissy Teague
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    March 23, 2017
    5
    Another great week training with Embrace. Loved every minute. This team excels in catering for all abilities and gives you the freedom to do your own thing if required. A wonderful environment to push the marathon training on and the homemade cooking fuels the week with exceptional quality. There were first time marathon runners to ultra runners. It's a bit like secret escapes, shhh, you don't want too many people to find out 🙂
    - Nev
  • Dates: Sat 24th February – Sat 3rd March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    March 20, 2017
    5
    This was my 5th Embrace holiday and each one gets more enjoyable! I booked at the last minute when I found myself half way through marathon training and lacking motivation, there was only one thing I knew to get my mojo back....marathon camp- thank goodness there was still a place! The week is challenging, fun, hard work and sociable in equal measure. Suitable for all ages, all abilities and all paces, everyone encouraging and motivating each other. Seeing other people achieve their goals really Spurs the rest of the group on too. Let's talk about food.....it was outstanding as always. Fresh, nutritious, healthy and super tasty, and plentiful!
    - Ruth
  • Dates: Sat 3rd – Sat 10th March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    March 20, 2017
    5
    Yes the triathlon training schedule was pretty full on but the Embrace guys were brilliant and every day was fun/ varied and hugely rewarding. The location/accommodation/ complex surpassed expectations and the food was awesome and always available (I am a huge foody so this gets a massive tick!). All in all I had a great week and would highly recommend it to anyone who is up for a challenge and some fun!
    - Susie Fisher