Trail Running Training Camp (approx £553)
Our Spring Trail Running Training course is designed for those eager to get out and about on the trails. Our focus is on building strength off-road on a variety of different trails from wide, sweeping jeep track to technical mountain path. During this intensive course, we’ll undertake double training sessions on three days. Training will be intensive but it will be controlled and you will be supported during sessions.
17 to 21 April 2017
Our Spring Trail Training course is an intensive program to help in you get out and about on the trails. While the focus of this course is not ‘race’ specific, the techniques you practice will help you improve your strength and speed off road on a variety of surfaces.
Training Camp Duration:
Starts: 3:00pm Monday 17 April
Finishes: 1:00pm Friday 21 April
Ability of runners
This training holiday is suitable for trail runners looking to develop their technique particularly on mountain trails. We suggest that you are reasonably fit and your weekly long run is at least 15km, in order for you to get the most out of this training camp. Training will be off-road on a variety of trails. The weather in southern Spain, during March means that these will be mainly dry, with limited soft mud. Mountain trails in this area are usually dry and gritty.
Our training playground
Moclín is the perfect trail running training base. The village sits at just over 1,000m – so you will gain some of the associated benefits from training a altitude. Trails vary from mountain track, to wider dry trail, pine woodland and olive groves. All involve some hill running.
Each day’s training will last between 2-3 hours (depending on your ability) and will include a mix of running and strength drills. You will be fully supported during all activities, however, we’d suggest that you schedule an easy/ drop back week before arriving with us so that you are not fatigued before training commences. We’ll include some of the key training sessions you can adopt in your own future training planning, and chat about different trail running techniques you might like to adopt.
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.
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.
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.
We pride ourselves on offering you a comprehensive package. During your performance training camp you will benefit from:
- Twice daily focused training sessions
- Two strength and conditioning sessions
- Daily talks and discussions focused on dedicated topics
- Fully supported runs with PT coach
- 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