START: Fri 15 June 2018 (camp starts at 15:00)
END: Tues 19 June 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)
Heat Training Know How - Runner's Training Camp gives you the chance to run in hot-weather with adequate support from our stunning mountain-top location. You will gain the knowledge and experience to develop you heat acclimation for future events on the quiet unspoilt trails of the mountains and forests of rural Spain. Whether you are training for a specific desert race or are simply looking to run in the sunshine and under blue skies in an inspirational setting with like-minded people, this camp is for you. Lead by experienced desert-ultra runners, Steve & Sarah (alongside our support team), the camp is for anyone who wants to improve their running heat adaptations. Topics covered include effective hydration, hot weather equipment, and self-care while running in extreme temperatures. Coached sessions are held on a variety of terrain, from gorges, to olive groves to shaded pine woodland. All with support and regular breaks and cooling sessions. Due to the proximity of this camp, you may also benefit from low-altitude training. Ultra Trail Spain's Heat Training Know How is ideal for individuals, as well as friends or couples. All abilities are welcome.
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 multi-day specific topics
Fully supported runs with PT coach
Water and seasonal fruit at pre-arranged stops during training
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
Our Heat Training Know How - Runner's Training Camp will help you build the necessary skills and experience to successfully manage hot weather events. Daily runs and conditioning sessions are scheduled to support your adaptations to heat, while allowing adequate recovery time for you to get the most out of each session. Each day also includes informal discussions on a variety of hot weather running topics, including take away tips for you to use during your own running and racing. Our aim is to support and help you develop your knowledge of hot-weather running. If you have any questions regarding this camp, please get in touch via email, text or Whatsapp.
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.
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 are welcome to accompany you. Please contact us and we can advise on the cost of accommodation and breakfast only.
Flights, travel insurance, evening meal, extra snacks and drinks are not included in the price.
Thanks for a fabulous week of superb, quiet trails, varying from rolling tracks to lovely narrow, steep, trails. Great food, accommodation and organisation, really detailed knowledge of the area, its history and wildlife, plus real friendliness and enthusiasm from Sarah and Steve.
Training for SDW50, South Downs Way 50 miler (Centurion Running)