Dates: 5th February to 8th February 2021
Duration: 3 nights
Prices: Euro 295 per person
Terrain: Mixed trail and fell on moorland with some woodland and perhaps some coastal options.
Average daily running distance: 5 miles to 12 miles
Longest running distance in a day: 20 KM
Group size: 12 max
What you can expect during your Dartmoor Trail Running and Yoga Camp?
Join us on a weekend Dartmoor Trail Running and Yoga Camp. A running retreat on the southern edge of Dartmoor, based at Blackaddon Barns Farm near Moorhaven. You can learn from a former elite distance and top trail runner, to go off-piste and be fully immersed in the rugged landscape of Dartmoor. We want you to feel inspired, reinvigorated, and elated at having completed this fun weekend.
The camp will be led by a former junior national champion, adventure writer and mountain leader, Ceri Rees, and another of our qualified, personable guides.
The cost of the camp includes:
- Three nights accommodation (Fri, Sat and Sun) in a very amenable, secluded farmhouse.
- Three guided runs (or fewer if you want!) of varying lengths – including one night run.
- Morning and afternoon yoga with our yoga instructor Zoe Drake.
- All food, home-cooked.
- Talks based on Ceri’s 30 year’s experience of running, which has included winning English, schools, National Youths and British junior cross country titles before embarking on a slightly different sport of club rugby.
- Ceri came back to trail in his 30s and can draw on his experience of training with top athletes which including Paula Ratcliffe, Steve Cram and top Zimbabwean runner Williard Chinhanhu, as well as living with the godfather of Kenyan distance running Kipchoge Keino in 1992. Having competed in many mountain marathons and ultra events at home and abroad, pick his brains to learn more about the sport.
- An introduction to training techniques and moving without inhibition.
- Transport to and from the camp to Ivybridge (or to Plymouth or Totnes for an additional £10pp).
The cost doesn’t include:
A pub supper on Sunday afternoon/evening – for those who choose to stay on, we will eat out at Riverford field kitchen.
Pick ups from other locations other than specified.
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See Additional Information for more details on the Payment Procedure and Cancellation Policy.
What Level of Running is this Trip suitable for?
Beginners to intermediate level.
Are there any Alternatives for Non-runners?
Yes, yoga and walks.
One room plus en suite bathroom per person except if in a couple.
If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know about them in a comment upon your booking.
What to bring?
- Head torch for Friday’s run
- Yoga mat if you have one (we have them but will need spares)
- Spare casual clothes
- Trail or fell shoes
- Lots of trail socks
- Blister kit/compeed
- Waterproof/windproof bottoms and top
- Camel bag or water container for runs
- Bumbag or small backpack for running/day trips
- Pound coins
We can collect you from Ivybridge Station for free or from Totnes or Plymouth upon request (for a £10 supplement) Or we will give you directions to the camp, which is easily accessible from the A38 near Plymouth.
We aim to do an ice breaker limb loosening run of between 4 and 5 miles at around 5.30pm for anyone who is able to arrive by then.
7 to 7.30 pm: Evening meal cooked by our staff.
Bedtime story with Ceri: He will talk about his experience of living with Kipchohe Keino, double Olympic champion at his orphanage in Kenya as a teenager, and his experience of befriending and training with Zimbabwe’s top distance runner and asylum seeker Williard Chinanhu and how his attitude to running informed his life.
Take the rest of the time to relax and bed in.
Running Library: We have a great selection of books, magazines, and videos, which will probably have you squeezing in late-night reading sessions!
Wake up Yoga with Zoe: 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Breakfast: 8.30 am to 9.30 am. Help yourself from our selection of yogurts, cereals, fruit, eggs, and fresh bread).
Run: 11.00 am to 1.00 am or if running this evening-short run followed by functional movement session with Joe Kelly.
Lunch: 1pm to 2.00pm
4 pm: yoga session for runners with Zoe.
6.30 pm: Optional navigation theory class with Ceri
7.30 pm: Dinner at the cottage
Wake up Yoga with Zoe: 7.30 am to 8.30 am
Breakfast: 8.30 am to 9.30 am
Run: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Lunch: 4pm. Late lunch at Riverford Field Kitchen.
6.00 pm: Yoga session for runners with Zoe.
Choose to stay another night if you like or we can take you to Ivybridge station free of charge.
Ceri can drop you at the station after breakfast.
Recommended kit list:
- Bring suitably grippy off-road shoes (they don’t have to be fell shoes).
- A rain/windproof top and a small backpack (no bigger than 25 liters).
- Also bring leggings/waterproof bottoms if you want to, although this is optional.
- Your own preference for snacks and a water container/camel bag (I will bring spare water and nutritious energy snacks, as well as energy gels and electrolytes, although everyone has their own preferences).
- NB: If you have a compass, please do bring it. You won’t need a map as I will bring spares. All runs will include laminated maps of the routes.
What’s Included in the Price?
- All food
- Guided runs
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
- Pick up from the station