On our Running Forever holidays, we strike the perfect balance between work, rest and play. You can expect a mix of leisurely scenic runs and more targeted coached sessions alongside mini workshops on running form, practical nutrition, strength and conditioning and recovery. There’s also one-to-one time, to ensure you go home with a personalised plan that will help you continue to improve your running. It goes without saying that you can also expect delicious, nutritious food (and plenty of it!), fantastic accommodation and great company.
I’ve led week-long camps in the French Alps and training weekends in North Devon – but now you can join me on my home turf in beautiful Rye, East Sussex, where there’s ancient woodland, rolling countryside and sandy beaches to explore. See what’s available below…
Three-night running retreat
21st to 24th September 2018
Come and run with us* in the beautiful environs of Camber Sands and Rye in East Sussex. Our base for this three-night autumn running retreat is the luxurious Loma Beach House, just steps from the beach where we’ll start our morning runs and yet only 90 minutes from London by train or car.
Limited to 12 places.
We’ll combine daily runs amid gorgeous scenery just for the joy of it (this is our home turf, so we know all the best routes, views and refreshment stops!) with tailored sessions focusing on running form, strength and conditioning and pace development. We’ll also talk practical nutrition, training and injury prevention.
On Sunday morning, we’ll have a longer point-to-point run (with options for shorter/longer distances) that takes us through ancient woodland and along quiet lanes and rural trails back to the beach house, followed by a well-earned recovery session (on the 40ft south-facing deck if it’s sunny or otherwise in front of the woodburning stove!). The fun and varied itinerary has been designed to ensure you have a fabulous running experience – and a relaxing break – while you are with us and go home armed with new tips and ideas to implement later on. Every participant will receive a one-to-one running assessment during their stay and get a personalised plan.
Eating and sleeping
Part of the pleasure of running is in the refuelling, so rest assured you will enjoy plenty of delicious, nourishing food during your stay at Loma – all prepared using locally-sourced ingredients and chosen and timetabled specifically to aid performance and recovery.
You’ll have ample time to relax in and around the comfortable, well-equipped and stylish house (free wifi throughout) – coffee out on the deck, a stroll on the beach or a cheeky afternoon nap, perhaps? And you’ll have a free afternoon on Sunday to mooch around Rye’s antique shops and quirky boutiques, or spend as you choose, before we head out for dinner together. A pre-breakfast run on Monday means you’ll go home with a smile on your face and sand in your shoes…
- Three nights’ accommodation at Loma Beach House (see room options below).
- All meals and snacks between your arrival from 4pm on Friday and your departure at 10am on Monday (home-baked goodies included!) except a group dinner out in Rye on Sunday evening.
- All coaching, including a one-to-one running form assessment with video analysis and individually prescribed drills/strength/mobility exercises.
- All workshops and seminars, with handouts to take away.
- Transfers to/from Rye railway station if required.
Pricing (rates quoted below are per person for the entire retreat)
Double room (based on two sharing) £370.
Double room (single occupancy) £460.
Ensuite double room (based on two sharing) £395.
Ensuite double room (single occupancy) £495.
Shared room (a spacious ‘dorm’ room sleeping six in adult-sized bunkbeds) £325.