RUN CAMP WITH

KIM COLLISON

Suitable for runners  of ALL LEVELS

NEXT CAMP: 7th - 13th May 2023

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RETREAT HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • Guided trail runs

  • Excursion day to Vidova Gora

  • All transport/travel covered on excursion days

  • 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

  • 5* luxury accommodation in quiet bay with sea views 

  • 6 nights stay in beautiful en-suites with balconies 

  • Fully catered during your villa 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

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Join us on our  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. The camp, held in spring, is perfect for building and developing new skills pre season and preparing for a summer season of racing; all under the guidance of experts. 

 

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.

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WHO IS IT FOR?

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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

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INITINERY

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Sunday

Arrival day
 

Guests arrival

Welcome tour of villas and our bay

Shake out run on beautiful trails around Milna.  Distance options c.4-8miles.

Al fresco dinner on our balcony overlooking the sea



Monday

Morning-trail run including hill work & downhill skills visiting the scenic coastal town of Bobovisca finishing in Milna, for optional coffee and cake! Distance - c.14miles.

Free time

Afternoon- optional easy run on the local woodland trails. Distance options 4-8miles.

Al fresco dinner on our balcony overlooking the sea



Tuesday

Coastal adventure day:

Coastal adventure day to Bol with a chance to practice technical trail skills and ice creams at the finish!

Information-A long run adventure with a mix of amazing views of Hvar and the Adriatic as we run along the coast, visiting historical and cultural sights of interest, hiking switch backs paths and soft forest trails. We hike up to the top of Vidova Gora, the highest point of all the Adriatic coast. A pitstop for ice cream and drinks whilst taking in the amazing views of the Adriatic before descending the mountain on glorious trails, finishing at the coastal town of Bol with its famous Zlatni Rat beach before being transported home ...who wants ice cream?! Distance c.20miles

Free time to relax

Talk and Q&A from Kim all about his racing experiences

Al fresco dinner on our balcony overlooking the sea by candlelight



Wednesday

Guests are welcome to take this as an easy day (or full rest day), try different activities from our range of sport equipment on site or hop in on run sessions as they choose.

Morning-easy run to recover from yesterday. Distance - c.4-12miles

Free time

Afternoon-steady run along a local trail route taking us to some secret secluded beaches or time on the water using out kayaks, SUPs and swimming! Distance c.6miles

Talk by Coach Gemma on physiology, biomechanics and strength work-the importance of understanding and looking after the body to perform

Al fresco dinner on our balcony overlooking the sea by candlelight



Thursday
 

Morning-speed work session-different options to suit all levels. Distance c.10miles, speed session level options.

Free time

Afternoon-optional easy run on local trails followed by strength and conditioning session. Distance c.4-6miles

Al fresco dinner on our balcony overlooking the sea by candlelight

Friday

Coast to coast island traverse:

Starting the day by touching the sea on the south coast at the town of Milna, we take you along the Via Brattia Trail  passing seaside towns Bobivisca and Lozisca and running on the beautiful soft tracks to the other side of the island and finishing in Sutivan. After a celebratory lunch and drinks, guests can explore the old town cobbled streets, visit shops and take in the views before being transported back home to the villas to relax. Distance c.14miles

Group dinner at local restaurant

Saturday

 Guests depart

Morning-final group run Distance c.4-6miles

Farewell to camp guests

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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 at our villas (Final evening meal in town not included). We cater for requests/special diets at the villas.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Excursion day-Vidova Gora Mountain 

  • 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!

  • *Your Croatian Tourist Tax charge is included in the price*

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?

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ESSENTIAL

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

  • Trainers-road shoes and trail shoes

  • Swim costume

  • Towel for beach

  • 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

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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  • 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.

  • We ideally ask guests to arrive during the morning through to middle of the day to allow enough time in the afternoon for the welcome tour and to settle in. Departures such be by 11am.

PRICE

£1175  7 day retreat, shared room basis

 * single occupancy supplement - £300