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Heat training know-how – RUNNING TRAINING CAMP (approx £553)

12th June 2017
16th June 2017 (All day)
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Many ultra runs, particularly multi-day events, are run under the sun. It’s an added challenge but one which you can embrace and use to your advantage. Ultra Trail Spain has put together this special performance training camp focusing specifically on this challenge looking at how you can prepare, strategies you can adopt mid-race and why heat can be your running friend.




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Heat training know-how - RUNNING TRAINING CAMP (approx £553)

Many ultra runs, particularly multi-day running events, are run under the sun. It’s an added challenge to runners but one which you can embrace and use to your advantage. Ultra Trail Spain has put together this special performance training camp. Heat Training Know-how focuses specifically on this challenge to trail runners, looking at how you can prepare, strategies you can adopt mid-race, and why heat can be your running friend.

About us

Both Steve and Sarah have experienced running in the Middle East in the height of summer. We know heat (and humidity) and during Heat Training Know-how we’ll draw on our knowledge of running and training in extreme temperatures.

Summer Heat

Yes, June in Spain will be hot, but the temperature will be manageable. We’ll put in plenty of quality trail runs, safe in the knowledge that we’ll be able to top up fluid supplies and sunscreen every 10km.

And as an added advantage you’ll be training at moderate altitude – a big fitness training boost for those visiting from sea level.

And of course, this performance training camp is also your holiday vacation and a chance to top up your tan while on the run.

During Heat Training Know-how, we’ll go through some of the strategies to help you adapt to run and perform more effectively in the heat. We’ll be training, running some outstanding trails in moderate to hot temperatures every day. This course will seriously boost your fitness, preparing you for Summer races no matter how hot they may get.

12-16 June 2017

Training Camp Duration:

  • Starts: 3:00pm Monday 12th June
  • Finishes: 1:00pm Friday 16th June

Ability of runners

This training holiday is suitable for novice and intermediate runners who want to develop their natural heat adaptation. (Trust us, you all have some). You do not need to have run an official ultra/ marathon in order to take part in this camp, but we suggest that you will get the most out of the training if you have run/ walked 30km at some point within the last four months.

Our training playground

Moclín is the ideal trail running training base. The diverse terrain will help you to get experience over a variety of topography, such as you may experience in a trail ultra. The trails vary from pine woodland and rocky exposed routes to wide rolling tracks through the olive groves.

Specific training

Each day’s running will last between 2-3 hours (depending on your ability). We will monitor daily forecasts and ensure water/ cooling breaks are increased should be needed. In Heat training know-how we’ll take a look at some of the key strategies you can adopt to improve your performance during hot weather as well as key strategies to help you cool down and recover.

We’ll have event specific talks and discussions with topics including the benefits of heat training, how your body copes, effective hydration and fuelling, skin and blister care, and clothing.

Other activities

This is an intensive course and we want you to get the most out of it, however, the historic town of Moclín is well-worth exploring and we will try to incorporate castle and museum tours with English guides into the schedule. 


Ultra Trail Spain guests are accommodated in Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín.Ultra Trail Spain - Running Holidays

All rooms are en suite and very comfortable. We take rooms on a multiple occupancy basis, however if single occupancy is required, there is an additional charge of 20 euros for the week, which can be paid on arrival. Please request at time of booking (note: limited availability for single occupancy). Several of the larger rooms feature a full-height mezzanine level which means four guests can be accommodated comfortably and with increased privacy. This quirky addition, is just one of many which adds to the homely feel of Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín.

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Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín also has excellent facilities for group talks and discussions.


The performance training camp will start at 3pm on Monday and finish at 1pm on Friday. We will collect you from Malaga or Granada airport. Malaga airport is around 2 hours drive from Moclín and Granada airport is around 30 minutes. If your Monday/ Friday flights do not coincide, we can book an extra night’s accommodation at a small cost. Please ask for details. We can also supply directions if you are making your own way to Moclín.

What’s included

We pride ourselves on offering you a comprehensive package. During your performance training camp you will benefit from:

  • Daily focused training sessions 
  • Two strength and conditioning sessions 
  • Daily talks and discussions focused on dedicated topics
  • Fully supported runs with experienced guides
  • Water and seasonal fruit at pre-arranged stops during training
  • Picnic lunches
  • Ensuite accommodation at Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín
  • Laundering of daily running kit
  • All meals*
  • Transfers to and from Malaga or Granda airport
  • Access to Museo Moclín & Moclín Castle Tour (time permitting)
  • Welcome pack with itinerary and key pull-outs from training
  • IVA tax included

* Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Extra snacks/ drinks are paid for individually. 

What’s not included

  • Additional drinks
  • Extra optional activities
  • Additional spending money
  • Personal travel and health insurance (required)
  • Extra sports nutrition, for example gels and energy bars


  1. :

    I highly recommend Sarah.

  2. :

    Thanks to Sarah’s training plan I achieved a significant personal best time on the day of my race. I highly recommend Sarah as a professional and dedicated personal trainer.

  3. :

    Just had fantastic week with Steve and Sarah in Andalucia. I had a perfectly tailored program that pushed me hard but was exactly what I wanted. They both ran with me each day and organised everything down to the last detail. The accommodation was perfect – simple but very comfortable. I ate breakfast at the accommodation and the evening meal in one of several local restaurants which was always great food. Lunch was a picnic or packed lunch dependent on the running schedule. All food was in the price in fact I spent nothing the whole time I was there. The area is stunning and provides endless options for beautiful trails of varying difficulty. Steve and Sarah have a great local knowledge and every day was a different route. I can’t really rate this trip highly enough. I had never met Steve or Sarah prior to going but have definitely made new friends and 100% will be going back to train with them in the future. Be specific about what you want and they will be able to provide it. Massive thanks Steve and Sarah and hope to catch up again soon.

  4. :

    Sarah and Steve are such great hosts for rural Spain.

    Ultra trail Spain running holiday was such a great experience for me, but the after care from Sarah has been brilliant. Since returning Sarah has been fantastic in advising me on many questions I had with regards to writing my own plan.

    Moclin and the surrounding hills have some fantastic trails.

    Sarah and Steve offer the real personal touch to running in rural Spain

  5. :

    Just returned home from the beautiful hidden gem that is Moclin. The impressive views and delicious food was only outdone by Steve & Sarah’s warmth and friendliness. A superb few days of challenging running through incredible scenery. Highly recommended

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Booking Conditions


Ultra Trail Spain provides running holidays & walking holidays and performance run coaching in and around Andalusia, Spain.


  • Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start of the holiday/ training camp.
  • Failure to pay the outstanding balance by the due date may mean forfeiting your place on the holiday/ training camp and forfeiting any deposit.


  • 100% refund if cancellation occurs 45 days or more prior to start date*
  • 50% refund if cancellation occurs between 28 and 44 days prior to start date*
  • 25% refund if cancellation occurs between 21 and 27 days prior to start date*
  • 0% refund if cancellation occurs within 21 days of start date
* Less Paypal, accommodation, and any other administration fees

We cannot guarantee refunds within 21 days of holiday/ training camp start date but we understand that runners/walkers can get injured. We therefore try to support our participants and do what we can. It may be possible for you to transfer your place to a friend, so please do contact us in case of injury closer than 21 days of holiday/ training camp start date.


Ultra Trail Spain takes your safety and wellbeing very seriously, however it and its agents cannot be held liable for any loss, damage, injury, or illness caused as a result of any careless, reckless or negligent act you may undertake. You are advised to follow the safety instructions of staff.

On registering for a running / training camp / walking holiday you are stating that you are in a suitable physical condition, without medical contraindications precluding you from running / walking activities. You will be required to complete a medical evaluation in your assessment form before arrival. You are advised to notify Ultra Trail Spain of any changes to this. You will be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire on arrival.

Running / Walking is recognized as a safe outdoor activity, however there is a risk of tripping or falling. We ask you to sign a liability waiver on arrival and require you to organize sufficient travel / medical insurance. Registration in an Ultra Trail Spain holiday / training camp assumes acceptance and compliance of these terms and conditions.


It is important that you are insured for the activities you will undertake during your holiday. You are required to purchase travel insurance to cover medical expenses for trail running / trail walking while abroad. For EU citizens it is good practice to carry your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you.


Ultra Trail Spain reserves the right to alter programs and itineraries due to weather or other conditions outside our control, to ensure the safety of participants and staff. No responsibility is accepted for losses, expenses due to delays, changes of flights or other services due to circumstances outside our control.


Ultra Trail Spain has comprehensive liability insurance and operates under the conditions of this policy. 


Ultra Trail Spain takes your privacy seriously. We will never sell or distribute information, personal or otherwise, you disclose to the company. We do however maintain accurate and up-to-date records for the purposes of marketing and communication with current and former clients. We will ask your permission at the start of your running holiday/ training camp / walking holiday to use any images and digital media gathered during the course of the program for future use in marketing and promotional purposes. This includes posting on social media.