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Brighton Marathon Training Holidays: 2nd - 9th Feb & 2nd - 9th March 2013

The Brighton Marathon has once again partnered with Embrace Sports to offer its athletes a targeted pre-marathon training holiday in the sunny Algarve, Portugal. Come and enjoy training for the marathon in a warmer climate and experience great coaching, advice and expert tips for preforming at your best come the 14th April 2013.

The training weeks are for all abilities and will build on your running strength, endurance, speed, technique and knowledge of longer distance running. Outside of the training you will get to stay at luxury villa accommodation, receive fantastic catering, attend optional excursions and spend time with like-minded runners.


Dates: Sat 2nd - Sat 9th February, 2013

Sat 2nd - Sat 9th March, 2013

Location: Lagos, Portugal

Price: £515pp (inc). Full package below

  Transfers   Flights  
  Accommodation   2 Restaurant meals  
  Training   Some facility entries  
  Coaching   Excursion costs  
  Embrace reps      
  Table wine & beer      
  Goodie Bag      
    Details about this training holiday
    Who is this suitable for?       Flights and arrivals  

These marathon training holidays are suitable for all abilities. The holiday will be focused around the build up to the 2013 spring marathon. Embrace will be catering for first time marathoners through to championship marathoners. Embrace have expert qualified coaches & leaders focusing on all abilities during these weeks.

The weeks training schedule will be run so that there will be longer & shorter options for athletes. The training will be supervised and run by Embrace representatives and will encompass some of the most amazing and scenic running routes in the Algarve.

We get a mixture of abilities, age groups, singles, couples and even small groups attending our training holidays. Whatever your running goals are we will sit with you at the start of the holiday to plan out each training session so that you get the most out of your time with us.


As our guests travel from all over the world to attend our training holidays, we ask them to arrange their own transport to this location. This not only helps keep the package costs low but also gives guests the flexibility to choose their own airline and arrival time… more about flights

The local airport in the Algarve is FARO. Once guests have confirmed their reservation on this training holiday we ask them to send us their planned travel itinerary before booking. We normally ask for an arrival and departure time of between 9:00 – 15:00. These times quite often don't suit so we will work with you to make sure transfers are arranged.

    Optional extras       Accommodation  

• Depending on availability, a private room may be requested for a £100 supplement
• One-to-one 45min introductory course into swimming or cycling: £30
• Road bike hire: approx £110pw... more info
• Cycling helmet hire: £5pw
• Wetsuit hire: £20pw... more info
• Swimming goggle hire: £5pw
• Large beach towel hire: £3pw
• Sports massage: £35 for 30min

Optional extras can be indicated at the time of filling in the booking form and are subject to availability.

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One of the common comments when guests first see our villa in the Algarve is “wow… I never thought we would be staying in a place like this!” The villa is luxurious, spacious, private and located near all training facilities and amenities. The villa has a lovely Portuguese / Moroccan charm to it and is always a huge hit with guests.

Some of the features of our villa are:
• Large outdoor private swimming pool and bathing area
• Two spacious living rooms
• Large indoor dinning area
• Games room containing: pool table, table tennis, darts, football table
• Large outdoor barbeque and dinning area
• Outdoor stone pizza oven
• Bike racking and maintenance area
• Utilities room containing: washing machine, dryer and an extra fridge
• Fruit orchard and cross country field
• Large double rooms with most containing an en-suite and balcony area
... more

Room options:
• Twin bedroom £515pp (based on two people sharing)
• Double bedroom £515pp (based on two people sharing)

*Depending on availability, a private room may be requested for a £100 supplement.

    Training       Transport  
    All of our training sessions are completely optional and we will sit with you at the start of the holiday to indicate which sessions to attend or focus on. For more information about the running on our holidays see: Running       An Embrace representative will be at the local airport (or train/bus stop) at a pre-arranged time to pick you up and drop you back off after your training holiday. Transport will also be provided too and from training locations when needed. There may also be an Embrace vehicle on training sessions providing hydration and nutrition for longer runs... more  
    Catering       Excursions and entertainment  
    There is nothing worse than being on a holiday and having to do the shopping and cooking. Not to mention after a hard days training! So to ease the pressure and to make sure that you get a truly enjoyable break, Embrace will make sure all your food and drinks are provided and your evening meals prepared. We will ask for any dietry requirements before the time of departure.. more

      During each day guests have free time to check out the local sights, visit cafes, relax or go on one of the optional excursions we tend to do between sessions. The ‘holiday’ part is a big part of what we promote so we do our best to show you a good time!  
    Embrace representatives       Terms and FAQ's  
    All the Embrace representatives are experienced, qualified and very active athletes. Best of all we are fun to be on a training holiday with! We don’t run a boot style camp but you will come back having achieved some amazing milestones in your training... more

      See our frequently asked questions for more info... FAQ. If you can't find an answer please drop us an email. For training holiday terms & conditions please see this page.
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