2:09 Events Limited

Algarve Spring Training Week, Portugal

Date: 14th to 21st or 24th March, 2019

By some margin the best warm weather training camps available and with 126 participants in 2018, representing all ability levels the camp was a sell-out. It genuinely offers training to suit all abilities and experience. Numbers will be limited to 130 participants for 2019. The training is conducted by an enviable list of experts, including 2:09 Events director, London Marathon winner Mike Gratton, supported this year by Mara Yamauchi, the UK's second fastest female marathon runner with 2.23, 2n…

By some margin the best warm weather training camps available and with 126 participants in 2018, representing all ability levels the camp was a sell-out. It genuinely offers training to suit all abilities and experience. Numbers will be limited to 130 participants for 2019.

The training is conducted by an enviable list of experts, including 2:09 Events director, London Marathon winner Mike Gratton, supported this year by Mara Yamauchi, the UK's second fastest female marathon runner with 2.23, 2nd placed in London 2012 and 6th in the Beijing Olympics, plus Jenny Spink, trained PT, coach a 2.35 marathon runner and current GB International. Our team is strengthed with experts in core stability, yoga for runners, Pilates and a sports massage service - all of which are included in the camp fee.  

INCLUDED

  • All training sessions and coaching advice
  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • Massage where needed
  • Core stability, Pilates, yoga and strength sessions
  • Welcome dinner
  • Celebration BBQ at a local restaurant
  • Hire car for the duration fo your holiday or Airport to resort transfers

Unlike other camps there are no hidden etras. Whilst the Massage service is included, it is aimed a rehabilitation of runners with an injury problem, rather than being a regular relaxation massage. 

There's a choice of 7-night option plus the extended option for 10-nights. 

The 10-night option allows you 3 extra days' training and at least one more long run, for the sacrifice of just one more day off work. Extended stay without coaching is possible on request.

RESORT

We return, after a few years, to the modern 4-star Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel that many will remember as the Stella Maris. The hotel has been taken over and rebranded as part of the upmarket AP Hotels Group. It is located right next to the sports facilities and close to the popular Falesia village area, with it's retaurants, bars and supermarket. All rooms at the Victoria Sports & Beach Hotel have a kitchenette and are either 1-bedroom apartments for up to 3 people or 2-bedroom apartments for up to 5 people. Arrangements are on bed & breakfast basis.

There is an outdoor leisure pool, indoor sports facilities with weights room, 2km roped cross country circuit and a 400m all-weather track. The facilities are perfect for a running camp. 

TWIN TO SHARE

If you are travelling on your own we can pair you up with another runner in a 1-bedroom apartment.


INCLUDED CAR HIRE

We include a Type B car (4-door Corsa or similar) per 2 people sharing an apartment. Bookings with more than 2 people will be booked a larger car. Single travellers requiring sole use of a car will need to pay the single occupant supplement. Drivers must be 23 years of age or older.
If you do not require car hire we will arrange transfers by minibus to and from Faro Airport.

CAMP FEE

In addition to the cost of travel there is a training camp fee of £110 for the 7 (£120 for 10-night package).  This covers the cost of supplying the coaches, masseurs and advisors for the camp. There is a lower fee of £39 for non-participants travelling with a runner which covers the cost of the camp t-shirt, admin and the social activities).

Please note that we can not offer places on the camp based on the camp fee only, participation in the camp requires the travel package to be booked as well.


FLIGHTS 

There have been many changes in the way people purchase flights and there are lots of regional options when it comes to flying into the Algarves commercial airport at FARO.

We have changed our price structures so that we no longer include the flights in the package, so you can take advantage of the cheap flights offered by EasyJet, Ryanair, TUI and Jet2 as well as scheduled flights with BA.

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