Jan_run

January Marathon Holiday – Deposit

£100.00

Dates: Sat 28th January – Sat 4th February 2017
Location: Lagos, Portugal
Price: £595



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A £100 per person deposit is all that is required to reserve your place(s) on this training holiday. You can do this by clicking 'Add to Cart' below.

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Marathon Holiday

Reserve your place on this January Marathon Holiday. Embrace is once again holding the hugely popular pre-marathon training holidays in the Algarve, Portugal. Gearing you up towards the spring marathons or to improve your current running ability you will be armed with great training, coaching, expert tips and advice.

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 sports complex, receive fantastic catering, attend optional excursions and spend time with like-minded runners.

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This ‘sample’ schedule to give a general idea of what a training week might look like. The reality is this changes a lot due to weather conditions, ability levels, training focuses and athlete feedback / requests.

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17 reviews with a 5-star rating

  1. Rosel Tallach

    5 out of 5 Exceeded expectations

    (verified owner)

    I had never considered putting the words running and holiday in the same sentence before, but Embrace came highly recommended by another runner from my running club. January is such a depressing month to try to get out running, so I thought it would be a boost for my marathon training to go somewhere warm. The variety of training sessions, the encouragement of the very knowledgable coaches, the beautiful scenery, the exceptional catering and the laid-back and friendly atmosphere made for a superbly fun time, as well as making me raise my game. My running came on leaps and bounds during the week and has given me a solid base from which to build and aim faster for my spring marathon.

    Runnning holiday with Embrace Sports

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  2. Suzy Kennedy

    5 out of 5 January Lagos running holiday!

    Had such an amazing time!! This is my second embrace running holiday and already looking to book my next. The embrace team really look after you from airport pick ups to training to food, so much lovely food!!! Great for all types and abilities of runners. Cannot recommend these guys enough.

    Running and jumping on camp with Embrace Sports

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  3. Lucinda Corby

    5 out of 5 Stunning Running

    (verified owner)

    Great way to banish winter running blues and get some decent mileage under your belt across a variety of terrains and distances. Epic food and great company makes it feel like a holiday too.

    Running holiday break in Portugal

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  4. Sarah Manson

    5 out of 5 Fab marathon prep!

    My husband and I booked ourselves onto the running holiday mainly because i’ve entered the Paris marathon this year and I really liked the idea of getting some professional coaching and focus on my running ready for the event. My husband is a seasoned marathon runner and cyclist, so he was happy to come with me! The thought of running once or twice every day made me nervous, as i’ve only just started running and building my mileage up, but I was encouraged by the FAQs and previous reviews, which are all completely true.
    Each day we ran in some beautiful locations, and had time to soak up the sea air before and after the runs. The training isn’t easy, but the coaches know what they are doing and I felt they pushed me just enough to make me more confident with what I might be able to achieve, and I never felt any pressure to do a run, pace or distance I wasn’t comfortable with.
    Also, you won’t go hungry! There is a great choice of food at all times of the day and the coaches do a great job of catering for everyone at the evening meals! The holiday definitely isn’t a health retreat – alcohol and treats are available and I can highly recommend the scones if you are lucky enough to get your hands on one!
    I can’t recommend this holiday enough. Before this holiday I was certain that I would be running the Paris marathon then getting back to my usual non-running routine. However everyone I met at Lagos has inspired me and I’m going to make sure I keep running and go back to Embrace soon.

    Coastal run during marathon training with Embrace Sports

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  5. David Nicholson

    5 out of 5 Marathon holiday

    Loved this week (my sixth Embrace holiday), meeting new people, old friends, noticing plenty of improvement from previous years, testing myself against the many challenges – the hills, the beaches, the roads… This group really gelled and everyone seemed to appreciate how special these holidays are: magical and memorable.

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  6. Katherine Hylands

    5 out of 5 Becoming a habit....

    (verified owner)

    My fourth January Embrace running holiday to Portugal, and hopefully not my last. The incredible food, infectious enthusiasm of all, and beautiful scenery combined to produce a brilliant training week and most enjoyable holiday!Even with an injury I achieved far more than I thought possible!

    Lagos targeted run day with Embrace Sports

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  7. Kyle Waller

    5 out of 5 Just...wow!

    (verified owner)

    Great people. Great coaching team. Great food. Great accommodation. Great facilities. Great running experience. Great tips. Absolutely exceptional and I will be returning next year. I can only recommend an Embrace Sports training holiday so highly and urge anyone deciding whether to sign up or not to get involved!It’s a perfect balance of training hard and relaxing.

    Running holiday with Embrace Sports

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  8. Nicola Boomer

    5 out of 5 Miles and smiles!

    (verified owner)

    Had the best time on this holiday. It was great to talk running all week without people getting that glazed-over look in their eyes! Perfect balance of taining, nutrition and rest (as I call it, the holy trinity!). Invaluable advice and support. I left feeling it would be ok for me to contact the guys any time I have a training query, and I’ve got new friends to meet up with next year aswell. Unless we all get to the Bungay Black Dog marathon before then!!!

    Beach run in Lagos Portugal

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  9. Liv Kempsey

    5 out of 5 Brilliant training week!

    All the guys at Embrace are really passionate about what they do and are so friendly, knowledgeable, and approachable. I’ve really enjoyed my marathon training week and came away confident about my race and so much stronger. Really recommend these relaxed yet challenging training holidays – very well organised and great value, but more importantly really enjoyable and good fun.

    Alp d'Heuz cycling with Embrace Sports

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  10. Katherine Hylands

    5 out of 5 Back again

    (verified owner)

    This was my third Embrace holiday, and certainly won’t be my last. Everything from the food, accommodation, location, transfers, and especially the coaching was outstanding. I achieved more than I thought possible in a week of running, while also having a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.
    Coastal trail run on an Embrace Sports marathon running holiday

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  11. Mark Goodison

    5 out of 5 I cannot recommend enough

    from start to finish this was a brilliant running holiday I cannot recommend this enough whether your a novive or experienced runner it suits all.
    Marathon training holiday with Embrace Sports

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  12. Matthew Walley

    5 out of 5 Don't change a thing!

    This was the first running holiday I’ve done but certainly won’t be the last! Have a week living like a athlete has made such a difference to my running knocked 11seconds off my 5km PB! Looking at booking my next embrace holiday as I’m writing this!

    Running with Embrace Sports Marathon Camp

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  13. David Nicholson

    5 out of 5 Fantastic week's training

    This was my fourth Embrace camp (other three were all tri camps) and it was a huge revelation: confidence-boosting, technically educative, physically challenging in all the right ways and a great pleasure to be among fellow runners. Will be back for more!

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  14. Angela Campbell

    5 out of 5 Another Great Week in Lagos

    This was my fifth Embrace holiday and I’ve booked my sixth already. I cannot recommend highly enough, do it!
    Recovery run with Embrace Sports running holidays

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  15. Alexandre Casey

    5 out of 5 Great for Novices!

    As a first time wannabe marathon runner, I was a little nervous about signing up to something like this but was overwhelmed by how supportive both the staff and fellow runners were. The coaches were excellent, very knowledgeable and able to cater for all different levels of experience and ambition. The surroundings were great, with some really scenic runs and the accommodation and facilities on hand were perfect for a week of intensive training! Having thought this was a one-off when I signed up, I can say that I’ll definitely be considering it again in the future.

    Barcelona Marathon Training with Embrace Sports. Alexandre Casey

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  16. Maria

    5 out of 5 The best running holiday

    (verified owner)

    The holiday is well structured for runners of different levels with stunning running routes, individual coaching and learning sessions. Being a beginner, I enjoyed all runs and sessions and will be definitely back next year. The holidays is strongly recommended to everyone who loves running or would like to fall in love with running!

    Running Holiday with Embrace Sports. Maria Olyashuk

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  17. Will Harrison

    5 out of 5 Perfect running break!

    I once again really loved my holiday with Embrace. As a faster runner I benefit a lot from the structured training and healthy lifestyle offered (although it is very much open to all abilities). The guys were able to cater for me (vegan) with no problems, and I feel fast and strong after a great week’s training!
    One of the beauitful trail runs on the Embace Sports marathon holiday

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