RUN CAMP WITH

KIM COLLISON

Suitable for runners  of ALL LEVELS

30th April - 4th May 2021

RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Opportunity to learn from Kim Collison, GB International and multiple record holder 

  • Guided trail runs

  • Two excursion days to Vidova Gora and Biokovo mountain range

  • Experienced run coach and ultra/trail runner Gemma Carter and experts on site for all your needs and questions

  • Specific sessions to improve hill work, speed work and trail specific skills

  • Strength and conditioning classes

  • Workshops on sports psychology, physiology for runners and injury, kit, nutrition as well as race prep and planning

  • Talks and Q&A sessions with Kim and Gemma

  • Run technique sessions with video analysis 

  • 5* luxury accommodation in quiet bay with sea views 

  • 5 nights stay in beautiful en suites with balconies 

  • Fully catered your entire stay 

  • Individual 1-2-1 coaching time 

  • Opportunity to explore local cultural and harbour town

  • Non running guests welcome 

  • Extra on site activities of SUP, kayaking, table tennis, pool and mountain biking 

  • Free time to sunbathe and relax

Join us on our Spring Run Camp with Kim Collison-running coach, GB international and multiple record holder.

 

A camp combining coached training days on stunning trails local to our villas with two incredible excursion days exploring the best trails and mountains Croatia has to offer. A full on running adventure!

 

With gorgeous well established tracks and trails all over the island, this location is perfect to explore as a runner. Warm temperatures and blue skies make it an ideal warm weather training camp base, with serene coastal views to die for as a backdrop. Taking place in spring this is ideal to prepare runners for the season ahead be it mountain races, ultras, trail or road.

 

Train hard, have a blast with like minded individuals and stay in complete luxury away from the worries of modern life.

KIM COLLISON

 

Kim has twice represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at World Trail Championships; winning a team Bronze in 2015. Prior to this he was part of a Great British team at three Adventure racing world championships; achieving 6th place in Ecuador 2014.

 

In 2014, with victory at the Lakeland 50, Kim was British Trail Running Champion and went on to achieve a number ultra records on the trails including Hardmoors 55 (55 miles), Lakeland Trails 110km (65 miles), Lakes in a Day (50 miles) and Arc of Attrition (100 miles).

 

Overseas trail running experience includes a top 10 finish in the Skyrunning World Championship, winning the Falcotrail Ultra in Spain and finisher at the Courmayeur Champex Chamonix (CCC), Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie (TDS) and Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB).

 

On the fells Kim is a keen Fell Runner and Mountain Marathon competitor with significant success including wining a British Championship race, a close second in an English Championship race, wins in both the Elite and Long Score classes at the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) and twice winning the Elite Dark Mountains Mountain Marathon. He has completed Winter and Summer Bob Graham Rounds including the great achievement of breaking the winter record in 2019 with a time 15hrs 47mins.

 

Incredibly in July 2020, Kim managed to break the Lakeland 24 hour fell record with 78 tops in 23 hours 45 minutes.

 

Not only a pedigreed athlete himself, Kim has previously been an instructor with Outward Bound in the Lake District, teaching and guiding groups over the Lakeland fells.

 

He is also a very successful running coach, passionately working with a range of clients to help them achieve their individual running goals.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Runners of all levels wanting to work on their running particularly trail running.

 

From beginners looking to build confidence on trail, to experienced trail runners seeking a key peak training week in the sun. This running camp suits a wide range of runners regardless of ability or goal race distance. We ensure the experience is tailored to the individual to maximise their time with us. We cater for all and lead runs of varying distance and difficulty to make sure everyone has a great time.

 

Runners can develop trail specific skills, gain confidence, understand how to optimise their performance AND have an adventure to remember in Croatia’s trails and mountains.

 

You will have the opportunity to learn more about sports science, psychology, strength and conditioning, nutrition and specific kit advice from our experienced coaches as well as plenty of free time to relax around the villas enjoying the beautiful surroundings

INITINERY

-Friday-

arrival day

A warm welcome to our camp guests with goodie bags of arrival!
Meet & greet plus introduction to camp format
Free time to settle in, explore the bay and local area, splash in the pool or sea and sunbathe
Group shake out run to Osibova bay to take in the stunning views before heading to sites Milna harbour via some historical sites of interest
Group dinner before relaxing on the balcony under the stars


-Saturday-

excursion day 1

A long run to Vidova gora mountain along a stunning coastal route-the Via Brattia, visiting historical and cultural sites on the way (different distance options for differing levels). We finish with a hike up to  the top from Bol for the incredible view!
Lunch in Bol followed by a cool down splash in the sea from Zlatni Rat-the famous horn shaped beach.
Transfer back to villas (included in price)
Free time to relax in bay/ water sports (SUPS, kayaks)
Evening Q&A by Kim-ask away!
Group dinner


-Sunday-

coached training day

Morning group trail run to Bobovisca bay and Ložišca via coastal trails and hilly trails (differing route length options)
Free time before lunch for water activities and lounging around pools
Afternoon coached session on trail technique-ascending descending as well as kit advice
Optional cooling off afterwards in the sea!
Strength and conditioning seminar by run coach Gemma as well as one to one coaching advice
Group dinner


-Monday-

excursion day 2

Early transfer to Sumartin for ferry to Markaska
Straight off the ferry and onto trails up to the Biokovo mountains!
Full day of exploration and adventure in the mountains guided by Kim and rest of the team, gaining confidence and some great views!
Different options to suit different levels
After drinks back on ferry and transfer home to villas where a well earned dinner awaits!
‘Tales from the Trails’ talk by Kim on racing for Team GB in running and adventure racing as well as his recent incredible fell records.
Group dinner


-Tuesday-

depart

Morning easy run taking in the views one last time
Final splash in sea and pools before farewells!

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Stunning luxury accommodation at exclusive modern 5* villas-see web for pictures

  • Each guest stays in modern en-suite rooms with individual balconies and sea views

  • Fully catered for the duration of your stay (we cater for requests/special diets)

  • Villas 50 metres from the sea

  • Coached training sessions and guidance from myself, head coach and Kim Collison

  • 1-2-1 coaching time with us both

  • Video analysis on technical aspects

  • Talk and Q&A from Kim

  • Advice on nutrition, kit, psychology, physiology, race preparation and execution, how to plan training and strength and conditioning

  • Group easy runs exploring local trails and cultural sites with some incredible views along coastal tracks

  • Two excursion days-Vidova Gora Mountain and Biokovo mountain range

  • Strength work sessions, tailored to each guests individual biomechanic needs, held on our balcony overlooking the sea.

  • All travel/transfer costs (ferry ticket, taxis) for both excursion days

  • Free complementary use of SUP boards, kayaks and other sports equipment on site at your disposal

  • Use of our two large swimming pools, pool table and table tennis

  • Goodie bag on arrival with lots of treats and gifts!

  • Photograph of your stay including individual photos of your training

  • Plenty of time to relax and enjoy your free time, swimming, exploring our local tourist hot spots and sunbathing!

WHAT ISN'T INCLUDED?

  • Flights to and from Split airport.

  • Transfers to the villas. For a supplemental fee we can include these in your trip and organise this before your stay (see travel page).

  • There is the option of hiring a private speed boat direct from Split airport upon request and for additional charge. This can be shared with other guests arriving at the same time, sharing the cost.

WHAT SHOULD I PACK?

ESSENTIAL

  • Few sets of run kit (we have washing machines)

  • Trainers-road shoes and trail shoes

  • Swim costume

  • Towel for beach

  • Run bumbag or run pack

  • Soft bottles, waterbottle

  • Good grippy shoes for coastal rocky walks

  • Flip flops

  • Suncream and protection

  • Sunwear, sunglasses and hat

  • Travel insurance details

  • Normal clothes

  • Insect repellent

  • Local currency (Kuna) and Euros

NON ESSENTIAL

  • Choice of own nutrition and extra snacks

  • Sports watch

  • Swim gear, goggles for open water swimming

  • Phone charger(s)

  • European socket adapters

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

  • The maximum group size is 16

  • There is a wide range of run surfaces to choose from and varying technicality and level. From road to rocky and techy coastal trails

  • For travel information and advice see our travel page (our concierge can help with any advice)

  • Health and travel insurance valid at time of trip is a requirement

  • For more pictures see our gallery

PRICE

£875    shared room basis

 * single occupancy supplement - £150

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