Mid morning or early afternoon is normally best. We understand this may not always be possible. We provide transfers throughout the day but if you are thinking of booking an unusual flight time please clear this with us before booking.
We provide a ‘sample’ schedule to give a general idea of what a training week might look like. The reality is this changes a lot due to weather conditions, ability levels, training focuses and athlete feedback / requests.
We like to offer one or two optional fun events during the week. This is included into the training sessions to practice pacing, skill sets, transitions and mock events. We have a lot of fun with these!
We have a lot of advanced athletes attend our holidays and we structure the week to push all limits. Many athletes having attended our training holidays have gone on to represent their countries at world championship events. We are very proud to be apart of their journey.
No. Every session is optional and in some cases we recommend not attending them all. The schedule is a ‘sample’ only and we get a good idea of abilities early in the week. We keep a close eye on everyone and push those that need a push and rest up those that need a bit of recovery.
On the longer training sessions we will set up nutrition and hydrations points so that athletes can refuel. We do however ask that you carry your own nutrition as you would on your own training session at home.
Yes. There is always an option to cross-train during the week. We can point you in the right direction of a gym or fitness facility. This is normally not the case with the amount of training on offer though!
We aim to train in most conditions but we may adapt a session indoors or cancel it if conditions are really bad. It’s something that may only happen to us once or twice a year but safety is the first consideration. Normally we make for any missed sessions 🙂
There are washing machines at hand so you don’t need to bring as much as you think. Remember to bring warm and wet weather gear despite the season. Two pairs of trainers in case one pair gets wet. Enough kit for at least three days.
For swimming you will need; a swim outfit (Speedos or lycra shorts for males, and one piece for females), goggles, swim cap, flip flops and a your own towel. At the gym; towel, sports shoes and an optional drink bottle.
If booking as an individual we ask that guests share twin rooms with someone of the same gender. If booking as a couple you will have your own room. See more on the ‘Accommodation’ tab on Holiday Specifics.
We ask that you treat our complex as your own home (if you look after your home!) by cleaning up after yourself and helping out at time-to-time. We also ask that you be considerate to other guests and keep noise levels down later in the evening.
An additional night before or after the holiday start or end dates can be requested via the booking form. This can be the case when athletes in remote locations cannot find suitable flights on these dates. If availability permits we allow athletes to come a night earlier or leave a day later. Please note that we do not provide transfers outside of the arrival and departure days. We can of course assist with contacting a shuttle company. This is for accommodation only however if we are heading out for a meal then you are more than welcome to join us. Cost £45pp per night.
Food is provided for the guests to prepare their own breakfast when they are ready. A large display of cereals, fruits, porridge, toasts, jam’s, eggs, yoghurts, tea & coffee and juices are available.
There is also a porridge board where guests can put their initials up and have hot porridge ready for them at a set time along with a number of creative toppings. This is normally a no-brainer for most people!
As with breakfast everyone gets to make their own lunch at their own timing. The coaches normally over cater with the evening meals so there are so great leftovers ready in the fridge. We also provide lunch ingredients such as: fresh bread rolls, meats, cheese, salads, eggs, fruit and lots of snack foods. Guests are also free to use the cooking facilities if they want to be creative. See the ‘Catering’ tab on the Holiday Specifics page for more details.
Except on two occasions, when you will be taken out to local restaurants, dinners will be provided for you. Meals are freshly made each day by the coaches. All dinners include fresh salads and a mix of carbs and proteins to help fuel your training. We use good quality local produce and suppliers.
Top regional wine is included at dinner time. Premium tap beer is available at cost price.
To see some of favourite dishes we create see our ‘Catering’ tab on our Holiday Specifics page.
Vegetarian, vegan, lacto, gluten-free, flexitarian, pescetarian and allergies… Don’t worry we have you covered! We ask for your dietary requirements pre-departure and are experienced in catering for all dietary requirements.
We provide guests with a generous amount of top regional wines for dinner times. There is also premium quality tap beer available at cost price. There is a plentiful supply of all other non-alcohol beverages supplied as part of the package.