Lanzarote 2020 : New Routes – New Talks – New Challenges
January 7th to 14th 2020
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We are well aware that we get many repeat customers for our Lanzarote Training Camp and therefore for 2020 we are going to spice things up.
Most importantly, we are not going to lose sight of what makes the camp a success, so rest assured we will be providing the same experience as in previous years!
WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT?
First of all, we are going to have a specific group welcome in the TIMANFAYA meeting room that will introduce you to the coaches and outline the week ahead. This will help ease those nerves.
Our welcome dinner will be in the EL LAGO restaurant which will provide a better experience both in terms of ambiance and food.
We are well aware that many of our clients are now expanding their multi-day running to other races, in particular The Coastal Challenge and Everest Trail Race. We therefore want to reflect that in the camp. This is why for 2020 we have started the camp on the 7th January, this allows a better lead in to TCC which starts early February.
TCC is a technical race at times with water crossings and coasteering – we will therefore incorporate technical running demonstrations and the ability to be guided on technical coastal paths. This is of course optional – we fully appreciate that for some clients this may not appeal or be required.
ETR requires great strength, a real requirement to use poles correctly and an ability to climb with confidence and descend with confidence. We will work on specific sessions to get you ready for a race like this.
Night running is a skill and we will therefore add a specific night run in groups so that you all feel comfortable with the dark and running in a beam of light.
Lanzarote has some amazing trails and because we run, it is often difficult to explore more of the island. For 2020 we hope to arrange a ‘point-to-point’ run. This will require us to leave Club La Santa early morning, be driven to the TIMANFAYA National Park and we will then run/ jog/ walk back to CLS exploring new trails and gaining new experiences. This will be a real highlight!
One thing that makes our camp so popular is making friends and bonding. We want to take that one step farther in 2020 with a ‘Run Challenge’ event – this will be undertaken in teams of 2/3 or 4 people – you decide! The concept? We will place strategic photographs over the trails in a 10 mile perimeter of CLS. We will then mark the locations on a map and points will be awarded, based on difficulty, for each photo. The more points go to the photos that are more difficult to reach – this may be based on distance or technical trail. Quite simply, as a team you must run/jog or walk to as many photos as possible within a time allowance. The more photos you get, the more points your team gets and of course, points make prizes. How do we know you found the photos? You have to tell us what the photo is – maybe a person, a location or something more random. It’s going to be fun!
Our bivouac still proves popular and for 2020 we will still have this on the camp – we are looking for ways to add a little spice and make it appealing for those who have camped before.
Talks are a key element of the camp and we are going to tweak them all for 2020 with the addition of some new talks – for example, the differences between MDS, TCC and ETR. Elisabet will host a women only workshop to address some of the issues that women runners can encounter. We will also have the usual foot care and equipment talks.
Finally, Shane Benzie will return in 2020. He will provide a group talk and presentation followed by two break out groups on the track for analysis. He will then be available for private bookings either on a one-to-one basis or in small groups, for example 2-4 people.
2020 is going to be an exciting year for the Lanzarote Training Camp, we are looking forward to welcoming back past participants and new participants for the ultimate multi-day training camp.
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