Introduction to ultra running

Introduction to Ultra Running - Training Camp

START: Fri 16 March 2018 (camp starts at 15:00)

END: Tues 20 March 2018 (early morning run, then depart Moclin for the Airport approx 9:00am)

LOCATION: Moclín, Granada, Spain.  View map

LEVEL REQUIRED: All abilities welcome

TRAINING DURATION: 5 days (3-5 hours per day)

PRICE: 650 euros per person  (approx £550) 

Running Camp Description:

Our Introduction to Ultra Running Training Camp gives you focused ultra running preparation. Running from our mountain location on some of the surrounding quiet and unspoilt trails, you'll feel inspired to undertake the quality training to tackle longer distance trail races. Introduction to Ultra Running Training Camp is of benefit to those building endurance for ultras with a specific race in mind, or those simply looking for a training camp in an inspirational setting under sunny spring weather. Lead by experienced ultra runners, Steve & Sarah (alongside our support team), the camp is for anyone who wants to develop their ultra running technique, functional strength, and build their ultra mindset to improve their running performance. Coached sessions take place on a variety of tracks and trails with the stunning backdrop of the Sierra Nevada range. Due to the proximity of this camp, you may also benefit from low-altitude training. This camp is ideal for individuals, as well as friends or couples. All abilities are welcome.

What’s included

We pride ourselves on offering you a comprehensive package. Your training camp includes:

  • Up to twice daily focused training sessions

  • Two strength and conditioning sessions

  • Daily talks and discussions on ultra-running topics

  • Fully supported runs with PT coach

  • Water and seasonal fruit at pre-arranged stops during training

  • Picnic lunches

  • 4 night ensuite accommodation

  • Daily laundering of running kit

  • Breakfast starter pack & lunch-time picnic

  • Transfers to and from Granada or Malaga airport

  • Welcome pack with itinerary and key pull-outs from training

Itinerary Overview

Our Introduction to Ultra Running Training Camp will give you focused training in preparation for ultra races. Running sessions build technique on hills, technical descents, help you develop pace, and find your ultra focus. Take away sessions include technique drills and functional strength training for you to incorporate in your own pre-race preparations. Daily runs are scheduled to allow for adequate recovery time. Each day also includes informal discussions on different ultra running topics such as injury prevention, finding your trail pace, equipment, and pre/post-race and in-race nutrition. Our aim is to support your race training. If you have any questions regarding this camp's suitability for you, please get in touch via email, text or Whatsapp.

Running Camp Highlights

  • Fully guided runs for you to best experience the unspoilt terrain and scenery
  • Coached drills and specific training sessions designed for endurance improvements
  • Pristine trails & epic countryside
  • Informal discussion sessions supporting our key training sessions
  • Regular water and refuelling stops – all you have to focus on is training
  • Stay in a mountain-top retreat
  • Sample Andalucian cuisine & tapas
  • Train with like-minded runners, keen to support your performance improvements


We use a variety of charmingly appointed and characterful apartments. Situated in refurbished historical buildings and located in the heart of the village, apartments have spectacular views, easy access to trail heads, and are close to local amenities including bars and village shop. You'll be staying in a true Spanish rural retreat.
We take rooms on a multiple occupancy basis, however, there is no additional charge for single occupancy. Please let us know at time of booking.

Accommodation details:

  • Historic building renovated to a high standard
  • Stunning views of the surrounding area
  • Large ensuite apartments, including kitchen area
  • Characterful 18th century building used as mountain light troops garrison during Spanish civil war
  • Outdoor pool (open in summer months) and terrace
  • Wifi in communal areas

Additional Info


Please see the suggested kit list. You can find the link here.


The cuisine of Andalucia is simple and tasty, making use of what is seasonal and locally available. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at time of booking.
Breakfast - You will be provided with a 'breakfast starter pack'. Typical items include: locally baked bread, olive oil, jamon, eggs, yoghurt, seasonal fruit, tea & coffee.

Picnic lunches - Ultra Trail Spain serves picnic style lunches. The meal typically includes: seasonal salad, hot soup (during cooler months), cheese or chorizo and other traditional meats and fruit.

Evening meal - Your evening meal is not included. You should budget around 9 to 15 euros if eating at a local bar or restaurant. You may choose to cook your own in your apartment, where kitchen facilities are available. Typical bar/ restaurant meals include: tortilla, patatas a lo pobre, spicy prawns, pork and garlic, paella.

Non-running companions

Non-running companions are welcome to accompany you. Please contact us and we can advise on the cost of accommodation and breakfast only.

Other info

Flights, travel insurance, evening meal, extra snacks and drinks are not included in the price.

Guest Review

Introduction to Ultra Running
5 star rating

Thanks to Sarah and Steve for a fantastic week in Southern Spain. Their extensive knowledge and very friendly approach provided us with a brilliant introduction to trail running. Sarah and Steve were very accommodating of what we were looking for - which was more of a running holiday than training for a specific ultra race - but they have inspired us to give an ultra a try in the future! The food and accommodation were good, especially the homemade soups for lunch! Overall, we would highly recommend Ultra Trail Spain

Pete (UK)

Training for first ultra race

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