Reviews


Total Reviews: 406
  • Dates: Sat 22nd February – Sat 29th February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    March 11, 2020
    5
    A holiday which keeps me coming back year after year. Fabulous running, fantastic food, the opportunity to get some winter sunshine, amazing and encouraging coaches and with wonderful like-minded runners of all abilities. All in all the perfect runners holiday. I’m already looking forward to returning next year and giving the new ‘Hell on the Hills’ at Sagres another go! Thanks Neil and Chris for another awesome week
    - James
  • Dates: Sat 1st – Sat 8th February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    March 3, 2020
    5
    This was my first training holiday of any sort, with any company and so I didn't know what to expect but Embrace did not disappoint in any way. The facilities are first class, both spacious and modern. The common area is great to relax in, while you can easily find space to yourself for reading/snacking/napping. The coaches are passionate and knowledgeable, and want to develop and push you in a way that is supportive and motivating. Superb food, plentiful, tasty and nutritious. And the wine also helps things along nicely. The Algarve is perfect for training, good quality roads and respectful drivers for cycling, stunning run routes, be it cliff top or mountains, and then having a dip in the ocean at dawn is a special moment. I will definitely be back. Thanks guys for a brilliant time.
    - Iain
  • Dates: Sat 1st – Sat 8th February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    February 29, 2020
    5
    This was my first training holiday with any company, so was unsure what to expect, but after a week with Embrace I am not going to be looking elsewhere in future, these guys were superb. The key attributes of a training holiday were all first rate, which I've broken down for ease of reading. Facilities: I stayed at their Lagos (Algarve) base, which has clean, spacious, modern apartments with balconies, a great common room and dining area complete with sofas and bar. Plenty of space to be social, but also chill out reading/napping/snacking on your own around the pool. Equipment: I hired a road bike, which was a carbon framed Trek with 105 Shimano groupset. Perfect for what I needed and Coach Neil was very conscious to ensure if fitted properly and checked in periodically during the week that I was happy with the machine. Food: One of the many highlights. Dinners were exceptional, tasty and nutritionally balanced. Coach Chris also made dishes bespoke to dietary needs. I regularly ate two portions a sitting and there was always plenty. Coaching: These guys are passionate and knowledgeable about their sports, and about how you as an athlete can get the most from your event and your performance. You feel like they want you to succeed, but they also know how to motivate you to do that. They make sessions both interesting and challenging. Setting: The Algarve is the perfect place for a training camp, great weather, quiet, well tarmacked roads, stunning running routes. I had a fantastic time, and will definitely be returning. Cheers fellas!
    - Iain
  • Dates: Sat 25th January – Sat 1st February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    February 17, 2020
    5
    Back on the Embrace January running holiday for the 7th time, and the training, food and accommodation were as good as ever. Some new sessions for this year were a welcome addition; as were some new culinary treats! I’ll be back, hopefully, in Jan 2021; now to see if I can manage a trip to the Alps too!
    - Katherine Hylands
  • Dates: Sat 25th January – Sat 1st February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    February 15, 2020
    5
    Second time in Portugal, Neil and Chris didn't disappoint. Great sessions, some new routes, plenty of relaxation time, good company, and plenty of good food. Perfect weather as well. What more could you ask for?
    - Chris Chew
  • Dates: Sat 25th January – Sat 1st February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    February 14, 2020
    5
    Another amazing week with Embrace - this camp has now become a firm fixture in my calendar. Felt as though my half marathon training has had a significant boost, not to mention the mental health benefits of a solid week of blue skies and sunshine. The fact that the coaches had researched some interesting new routes and locations to mix it up a bit for the habitual returners shows just how willing they are to 'go the extra mile' (pun intended) to keep things fresh and challenging. Always come back feeling well nourished and enthused about my running and I love the fact that the activities are flexible enough to cater for all abilities.
    - Lucinda Corby
  • Dates: Sat 1st – Sat 8th February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    February 11, 2020
    5
    A great week away with Embrace and an introduction to Triathlons. Neil an Chris clearly know there subject matter and are friendly, approachable and get you to achieve what you set out on day one. Food is amazing, they need to do a cook book......... Accommodation is ideal and having a full working kitchen and washing machine is a huge bonus. We lucked out on the weather and had some amazing rides and runs. Scenery is amazing whilst out and about and the roads are ideal for cycling. Couldn’t recommend enough if honest. Just need to find somewhere on my cycle routes now that sell Pasteis de Nata
    - Paul Glover
  • Dates: Sat 25th January – Sat 1st February 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal...

    February 11, 2020
    5
    Another fun holiday/training camp from the Embrace team. It was great to try out a few new locations for sessions, a trip to a castle and a new restaurant. As usual I came home full of enthusiasm for more training!
    - Nicki
  • Dates: Saturday 17th - Saturday 24th October 2020 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price: £655...

    February 10, 2020
    5
    I came back for a 3rd year in a row. As always there was a lot of opportunities to improve my running. Excellent work by knowledgeable coaches Chris and Neil who are also great chefs! I will keep coming back!
    - Karol
  • Dates: Saturday 12th - Saturday 19th October 2019 Location: Lagos, Portugal Price:...

    February 10, 2020
    5
    Just returned from a week with embrace @ the novice tri camp. Great week, great weather, great coaching (I'm always learning). Great cycling routes and fab morning swims. All levels catered for. Will be back again soon. Thanks Neil and Chris for a great week.
    - PaulReidy