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Elite Athlete Centre & Hotel
Loughborough University

July 31st & August 1st 2021


Loughborough University

Weekend Training Camp

For competitive runners of all levels, this weekend of high-performance training is dedicated to improving your running.

Led by Coach James Thie alongside Sports Physiotherapist Matt Bergin and Exercise Physiologist Dr Barry Fudge.  Run faster with Training Focus Camps Loughborough.

This camp is limited to 16 runners.

Meet The Team

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James Thie

Head Coach

Barry Fudge

Exercise Physiologist


Matt Bergin

Sports Physiotherapist

Callum Jones

Assistant Coach


Gavin & Lauren Smith

Camp Co-ordinators

Would you like to speak to our team? 
Please email us with any questions or to arrange a call


Elite Athlete Centre & Hotel
Loughborough University

July 31st & August 1st 2021


Camp Includes


Twin occupancy en-suite rooms

Full Board

Institute of Sport designed menus plus drinks & snacks

Small Group Sizes

Ensuring individual attention and high quality 

High Performance Venue

Live & train like an elite athlete

Loughborough Training Focus Camps Weekend Summary


This camp is limited to a maximum of 16 runners

This weekend running camp is designed for competitive runners of all abilities; If you love running & want to improve then this is for you.

Across two days of high-performance coaching and athlete education, you will learn from three industry-leading experts and leave with the knowledge and inspiration to improve your running.

Coach James Thie will lead the camp and he will be joined by Sports Physiotherapist Matt Bergin on Saturday and Exercise Physiologist Barry Fudge on Sunday.

James will introduce you to the high-performance training methods of elite runners and explain how you can utilise these in your own training for improved efficiency and faster running. Matt Bergin will deliver on biomechanical risk factors for injuries in runners and strategies for improving physical performance in non-injured runners.

You will be lead through whole group seminar sessions, small group practical & theoretical workshops and running sessions under the watchful eye of our expert team.

It’s an action-packed weekend full of high quality, engaging content. There will also be time to relax and recover between training with planned downtime and social sessions.

Two days, three world-class sports science practitioners, and a great opportunity to improve your running.

Camp Content

Leading Experts

Exercise Physiology

Whole Group Seminars

In our trackside seminar room

Small Group Workshops

Breakout groups for practical sessions

Running Sessions

Coached Workouts & Guided Runs

Expert Panel Discussion

Our experts discuss a range of topics and answer your questions


For Continued Progression Post Camp

Relaxation and Down Time

Socialise in the hotel lounge during the evenings and breaks

Partner Support

Saucony Apparel & Tribe Sports Nutrition

What to Expect

Before the Camp Begins

Comprehensive Pre Camp Customer Support.

Our team are on hand to help you with everything you need and to answer all your questions in advance of the camp before and after you have booked your place.

Before you arrive you will receive comprehensive pre-camp information with everything you need to prepare for the weekend ahead. This will include additional information on the camp itinerary and the running sessions which will be part of the weekend in order that you can plan in advance and know what you need to bring along. 

Travel as far as Loughborough University is your responsibility, although we can of course help and advise on this, so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. 


Arrival 08:45 – 09:00

Upon arrival, our team will be on hand to welcome you to the Elite Athlete Hotel, your home for the weekend.

The camp will start with a brief introduction meeting where you will be introduced to the team, and then we will be straight into the action.

Your team for today is lead is Coach James Thie and Physiotherapist Matt Bergin. 

Across the day we will spend time in both whole group seminars and small group breakouts which may be practical or classroom-based. Coaches James and Callum will also lead you through an interval-based running session. 

It is a busy day, but rest periods will be built into the schedule.

After our evening meal, we will move to the athlete lounge for a more relaxed Q&A and expert panel discussion, before spending the rest of the evening socialising in the athlete lounge. 


Sunday is another busy day and will start early with coffee and a snack before we head out for a run in and around Loughborough Campus. After breakfast, we will be joined by Dr Barry Fudge, one of the worlds eminent Sports Scientists and an expert in the physiology of endurance running. 

The rest of the day will follow a similar format to Saturday with seminars and small group workshops led by James and Barry. After lunch, James will then interview Barry in a Q&A style session on the topic of Applying Sports Science to the Everyday Runner, and there will be an opportunity for guests to add their own questions direct to Barry & James. 

James will conclude the camp with a final presentation summarising the key learning outcomes from the weekend and answering your final questions. 

The camp will close around 16:30 


The Venue

Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel

Loughborough University

Our venue is the Elite Athlete Centre which sits in the heart of Loughborough’s world-class sporting facilities, overlooking the Paula Radcliffe Athletics Centre and Seb Coe High Performance Centre (Hipac); Both venues we will use for our own training sessions during the weekend.

The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is the perfect match for Training Focus Camps providing elite level service and facilities for athletes of all abilities.

Elite Sports Hotel

Full Board plus coffee and snacks

Relax between sessions in athlete lounge

Rooms optimised for sleep hygiene

World-Class facilities at Loughborough University

Institute of Sport designed menus

Professional learning spaces for seminars

75minutes direct train from central London

Your Safety & Covid-19

Your safety during the weekend is paramount and we have put in place a comprehensive safety policy to ensure that this event is Covid secure and will comply with all local and national regulations.

These will be constantly updated as the situation changes and evolves as we approach the camp. All guests will be sent details of our comprehensive Covid Policy in advance of attendance at the camp.

Please be aware that if Covid restrictions make the camp unviable you will have the choice of a full transfer of all money paid or a 100% refund. See our T&C policy for additional details.