Elite Athlete Centre & Hotel
Dates coming soon
Weekend Training Camp
For competitive runners of all levels
This weekend of high-performance coaching is dedicated to improving your running.
Meet The Team
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Sports Performance Specialist
Gavin & Lauren Smith
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Elite Athlete Centre & Hotel
Dates coming soon
Twin occupancy en-suite rooms
Single Occupancy available on request
Institute of Sport designed menus plus drinks & snacks throughout the camp
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 weekend running camp is designed for competitive runners of all abilities; If you love running & want to improve, this is for you.
Across two days of high-performance coaching and athlete education, you will learn from industry-leading experts and leave equipped with the knowledge and inspiration to improve your running.
James Thie will lead the camp coaching program and will be joined by Sports Physiotherapist & biomechanics expert Matt Bergin, alongside Callum & Gavin from the Running Trips team who will add their extensive experience and knowledge.
James will introduce you to the high-performance training methods of elite runners he coaches, teaching you how to utilise these in your own training for improved efficiency and faster running. Matt will deliver seminars and practical sessions on biomechanical risk factors for injuries in runners and strategies for improving physical performance in non-injured runners, and Callum will update us on the latest advances in exercise science.
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.
During more casual Q&A sessions James will speak about his experience as a member of the coaching staff for Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics and Gavin will draw upon his experience of coaching Olympic medal winners and world record holders in Iten Kenya.
It’s an action-packed weekend full of high quality, engaging content, and great training sessions. Of course, there will also be time to relax and recover between training with planned downtime and social sessions.
World-Class Coaches and Sports Performance Specialists
Whole Group Seminars
In our trackside seminar room
Small Group Workshops
Breakout groups for practical 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
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.
If you would like to arrive on the Friday evening before the camp begins on Saturday, you can add the Friday night hotel room to your booking. Although this won’t be part of the official itinerary, the Running Trips team will be on hand during Friday evening to help you settle in and we can take you out for an easy run if requested.
Please contact us for additional details if you would like to arrive on the Friday.
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.
The team for today is lead by Coach James Thie alongside Sports 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.
Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
Sunday is another busy day and will start early with coffee and snack before we head out for a run.
The rest of the day will follow a similar format to Saturday with seminars and small group workshops led by James and the other Running Trips staff. 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
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks
The camp runs from Saturday morning through Sunday early evening. If you would prefer to arrive on Friday evening you can add your hotel room to your booking for Friday night. Although the camp will not officially start until Saturday morning, the Running Trips team will be around on Friday evening to help you settle in and we can take you out for an easy run upon arrival if you would like. Please ask us for additional information if you would like to arrive on Friday evening.
Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel
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.