Dates: Thurs 10th – Thurs 17th May 2018 Location: Pyrenees, France Price: £625...May 25, 2018This was my 9th camp! My first camp was February 2011 in Portugal and that’s where I’ve been going ever since. This year I finally decided to try another location - the Pyrenees. I had no idea what to expect, other than a lot of hills and I don't like hills (as a rule)! All the usual praise applies - the hospitality, run routes, food and accommodation were spot on. The location was so peaceful and utterly stunning, despite the rain! The highlight was, of course, running up Col d’Aspin on the last day. It was a daunting prospect but my goodness what a game changer that run was. The second half pushes you to your edge, but with an epic team spread along the 12km climb cheering you on (literally and in spirit) running this col was an experience everyone should have. Not only is it stunning, tough and emotional, it’s levelling, time to get perspective realise that our bodies are capable of the most amazing things and we need to be proud and thankful everyday that we have the opportunity and ability to do this stuff. I can’t thank the Embrace team enough for this experience. I can’t wait to do it again!!
Dates: Thurs 10th – Thurs 17th May 2018 Location: Pyrenees, France Price: £625...May 24, 2018Loved it so much last year, back for the second year running. Once again a fantastic trip with excellent Coaches and like minded runners making for more great memories. Can’t recommend Embrace Sports highly enough, never disappointed. Looking forward to the next trip.
Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...May 2, 2018For anyone looking at 70.3 or Full Ironman races (from first timers to Kona contenders) I can’t recommend this pre-season camp enough! (This was my fourth one!) It's a chance to kickstart the race season from a strong volume week with great coaching (both attitude and depth of knowledge) and the opportunity for some warm weather open water swims and rides before it's really possible elsewhere in Europe. Already planning to be back again next year!
Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...May 1, 2018Well as a couple I travelled with Catherine my other half who is not an athlete. She was happy to do her own thing while I trained but seemed to fit right in mind you she was drinking my share of the wine. even got her in the sea. I have done some Tri camps at La Santa before and a lot of cycling holidays training camp. This was different in that while brilliantly organised its more like the club holiday feel but with great organisation. Example of this is that they looked at weather and moved training to fit it, Swimming while sea calm etc. The bike rides were bit odd to a cyclist use to riding standard two by two and changing. The training aspect of the course was clear from day one when after first 15 mile we stopped and they said we are doing a 10K TT. This was continued through the week breaking up rides to allow a series of efforts then regrouping. Idea behind this is two fold all ride at own ability and gets some solo effort time in Vital to Ironman. The best think is the staff knowledge of the area, Going abroad always a nightmare but not needing to worry where we were going and the stunning roads was a surprise to me and the mountains made me grin from ear to ear. Was good that the ability range was quite narrow even across 3 sports. I'm a little on the veteran side but still found it manageable but some of the guys ability at running sun 4 min kilo off 112 mile bike ride deserves respect. All in all id recommend it to serious triathletes, great value for money friendly and the location and facility cant be beat.
Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...April 27, 2018Spacious 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.
Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...April 27, 2018What 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.
Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...April 26, 2018Second 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/
Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...April 25, 2018Such 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!!!
Dates: Sat 14th – Sat 21st April 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...April 24, 2018Another 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.
Dates: Sat 24th – Sat 31st March 2018 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...April 13, 2018This 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!