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Multi Day Desert Training Camp

This is for you if you are running a Multi-Stage Race in the Sahara, Atacama or Gobi Desert and want to learn exactly what's needed to ensure you reach your potential. Whether you are trying to win or just complete, our UK-based Desert Camp will give you all the advice and expertise you'll need to get you to the finish line.

Hosted by Performance Coach, Rory Coleman, the weekend incorporates a series of workshops on the Saturday followed by a day of running coaching on the Sunday at Merthyr Mawr sand dunes. The Desert Camp will cost you just £95. Throughout the weekend you will be able to test-run the latest lightweight kit. Expedition Foods have sponsored lunch on Saturday 19th August. The booking fee includes accommodation and dinner on the Saturday evening. A detailed itinerary will be emailed out nearer the weekend but book now to get the most out of your next Multi-Stage Desert Race Experience.

The Itinerary


11:00 - Introduction to the Training Camp & Desert Racing
11:45 - Equipment for a Desert Race - thanks to Scott, Raidlight, Salomon, Leki & Ultimate Direction
13:00 - Nutrition & the Importance of Hydration
13:30 - LUNCH - provided by Expedition Foods
14:15 - Looking after your feet and Pre-Taping by podiatrist and trail runner
15:00 - Training Advice & Tips - a classroom session
15:45 - Outside for a practical session - running techniques and training drills including pole training with Leki.
17:30 - Group run (10km)
19:00 - Importance of Recovery & Techniques
19:15 - Shower and Change
20:00 - DINNER


07:00 - Breakfast
08:00 - Transfer to Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes (1 hour)
09:00 - Drills in the sand
10:00 - Sand Dune - 4.37 mile loop (2 loops planned)
12:00 - Summary of the Training Camp
13:00 - ENDS
(Optional to continue laps of the route in the sand)

This Camp is now closed for new entries, however, we will be running another in February 2018. Stay tuned.

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