Weekend Running Retreat

4 Oct - 7 Oct
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A fantastic weekend of guided runs, all set against the beautiful and varied backdrops of Guernsey and its neighbouring islands. Whether you like quiet country lanes, stunning rocky cliff paths, or long sweeping bays, we have running routes for everyone.

There will be opportunities to socialise and experience different aspects of island life, such as sea swimming and coastal yoga, and you'll also learn about the history of Guernsey. A strength and conditioning assessment with Olympian Lee Merrien also means you'll leave with tips and advice to make the most of your running. 

The running and the routes can be adjusted to cater for all abilities, so please don't think that this is only for elite athletes. 

Please see below the full itinerary for the weekend. 

Friday 4 October:

  • Easy trail and countryside lanes run
  • Tapas and welcome talk at the base for the weekend - Le Chêne B&B - in the heart of the countryside and within touching distance of the cliff paths

Saturday 5 October:

  • Breakfast
  • Choice of Guernsey Parkrun or a guided coastal path run where your guides will delve into the Island’s past, all the way back to the Stone Age.
  • Strength and conditioning assessment with Olympian Lee Merrien (the group will be split, so you'll have time to relax, read, chat and drink tea/coffee nearby). You'll leave with bespoke recommendations to improve your running. 
  • Lunch
  • Boat to the nearby paradise island of Herm for an easy coastal run
  • Dinner and evening talk with special guest before returning

Sunday 6 October:

  • Breakfast
  • Stunning cliff run finishing at La Vallette Bathing Pools for the chance of a recovery swim. Option of running the full cliffs (16 miles with around 2,300m of ascent) or shorter routes to suit
  • Group lunch at the Bathing Pools
  • Yoga session
  • Free time to explore 
  • Evening restaurant meal

Monday 7 October:

  • Sunrise run
  • Breakfast
  • Depart 

Click here to book, or head to the Guernsey Running Retreats (GRR) website using the link on the right of this page for more information. 

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