Everything you need to know about joining us on a focusedperformance holiday, weekend or day event

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At focusedperformance we specialise in providing bespoke and enjoyable holidays in the UK and Overseas for runners.

From the minute you arrive Geoff and his team will ensure each moment is memorable for all the right reasons – our holidays are designed by by people who love the same activites as you, whether that is Hiking, Trail Running, Yoga or Pilates, led by Geoff a UK Athletics qualified professional running coach, and winner of his clubs Welsh 3000’s Mountain Ultra for 7 consecutive years, and a team of run leaders, a private chef and special guests such as yoga practitioners, personal trainers and sports therapists, amongst others.

Each member of our team brings a specific set of skills that are directly applicable to you as a runner, we look after the detail so you can relax, sure in the knowledge everything is as perfect as we can make it.

We’ve been building running holidays since 2018, and our 150+ five star reviews and recommendations on facebook show you exactly what our previous guests have thought of the holidays they’ve joined.

In few words = Our events are never boot camps…

What to expect on a focusedperformance event

From the moment you arrive, the glass of prosecco or non alcoholic alternative in your hand, to the first run with Geoff and the team, to each meal prepared and cooked from the freshest ingredients by our private chef, you’ll feel like a guest in every sense of the word and that’s the way we like it to be.

Let’s hear from some of our regular guests to see what they think of focusedperformance events…

Locations!

From half days spent trail running in the UK, or a weekend in Snowdonia, to 6 days in the Catalonian sun, we have an event that you’ll love!

The following list of locations and venues will give you an idea of what’s on offer, and from there you can choose the level of event (Beginners, Beginners Improver, Intermediate) you want to book onto, via the SHOP link at the top of this page.

Locations of our Trail Running Weekends

Snowdonia – Based in four seperate locations Betws y Coed, Llanrug, Beddgelert and Tremadog we cover the entire National Park [Events run from 18:30 on Friday to 13:00 on Sunday, times are flexible please contact us]

Black Mountains – Based in Crickhowell one of our newest locations and super poplular [Events run from 18:30 on Friday to 13:00 on Sunday]

Peak District – Based in three locations throughout the National Park the Hope Valley, Edale, Hathersage and Thornbridge Hall we cover both the Dark and White Peak [Events run from Friday 18:30 to Sunday 13:00]

Yorkshire Dales – Based in Chapel Le Dale near Ingleton in two seperate venues [Events run from Friday 18:30 to Sunday 13:00]

New Forest – Based in the New Forest in two seperate venues [Events run from Friday 18:30 to Sunday 13:00]

Location of our Luxury Runners Holiday

Catalonia Luxury Runners Holiday – Based in Rio d’Oro, Gerona, Spain

Lanzarote Luxury Runners Holiday – Locaton to be confirmed in 2022

Venues

Snowdonia – We use several enues in Snowdonia, the venues vary from a converted large Victorian house in stunning Betws y Coed to a gorgeous and large Edwardian building in its own private grounds, all have private rooms (bookable for a small supplemental charge). Choose from single rooms, privtae rooms for up to 5 people or stay in a mixed room, we aim to do our best to fulfill these requests but the sooner you book the more chance you have as these sell out fast

Peak District – Our latest location, right in the heart of the beautiful Hope Valley, Edale, Hathersage or Thornbridge Hall we’ll stay at a variety of different venues, all of which are clean, tidy and in stunning locations

Black Mountains – Soon we’ll be running here in fabulous South Wales, with some really stunning trails, staying at a bunkhouse right by Table Mountain

Yorkshire Dales – Running from the beautiful hamlet of Chapel Le Dale, we stay in the fab Old School Bunkhouse or Broadrake bunkbarn, with amazing views of two of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks, Ingleborough and Whernside. The sleeping options are 6 rooms with some double bunks and single bunks too and a good number of bathrooms and showers.

New Forest – More details of these brand new venues for us to follow in late summer 2022.

Catalonia – We stay in a truly luxurious venue, Villa Calonge, close to the medieval village of Calonge and 5 km from the beach. It is newly furnished with all the facilities of home plus more with 9 large bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, Inside and outside living areas and kitchens.

All our venues are listed in our Video Tour Playlist, check that out here:

Types of focusedperformance events

No matter where you find yourself with our events in the UK or Overseas, the events follow a simple classification system, here’s a quick explanation and a video to add some more detail.

One thing we have become very well known for is having our guests run at a comfortable pace for them, with no pressure to keep up with others, whilst also helping those that want to run faster to do exactly that (and there’s no looping back)!

Trail Running Events

Beginners

Beginners events are easy going, with distances between 3.5 and 5 miles in length on Saturday with an optional extra run for anyone who’d like that and on Sunday we’ll run 3.5 to 4 miles, but there’s never any pressure to run further than this distance or faster than is comfortable for you. We manage this because we have a team of fabulous UK Athletics qualified Run Leaders on our events that run at the back, middle and front of every run, meaning you are never ‘left at the back’.

We include plenty of stops to rest and take pictures – you’ll definitely want to snap some pics as the views are always stunning!

Beginners Improver

Beginners Improver events are still easily paced, with distances between 8 to 10 miles in length on Saturday and 6 to 8 miles on Sunday, again with no pressure to run further than this distance or faster than is comfortable for you. Again, this is thanks to our wonderful team of UK Athletics qualified Run Leaders who run at the back, middle and front of every run, meaning you are never ‘left at the back’

We include plenty of stops to rest and take pictures – you’ll definitely want to snap some pics as the views are always stunning!

Intermediate

Intermediate events are slightly quicker paced, with distances of 14 miles in length on Saturday and 8 to 10 miles on Sunday, and with a little more ascent involved. Again with no pressure to run further or faster than is comfortable for you, it is worth noting because of the distances involved once we have convered a certain distance we will be fairly committed to the route plan, so it’s important you are at least able to run the stated mileage off – road. We will have a team of fabulous UK Athletics qualified Run Leaders on our events that run at the back, middle and front of every run, meaning you are never ‘left at the back’.

We include plenty of stops to rest and take pictures – you’ll definitely want to snap some pics as the views are always stunning!

Gin and Trails / Gin and Hiking Events

These are two of our most popular events and the first weekend sold out in under 7 days, which was incredible!

We launched this event in November 2021 and since then have held 6 more all selling out in a matter of weeks.

Click this link to find out more www.focusedperformance.co.uk/shop

And look out for Gin and either Trail Running or Hiking, whichever you prefer.

Pilates and Trail Running Events

Since Jade our Pilates teacher delivered her first session in April 2022 we have seen an incredible amount of interest in this event.

Our first dedicated Pilates weekend is now scheduled for Autumn 2022 and is selling our fast, don’t miss out.

Click this link to find out more www.focusedperformance.co.uk/shop

And look out for Pilates

Mountain Running Events

These are our latest events, launched in summer 2020 with our first Beginners Mountain Running day in Snowdonia. As we add these to the calendar we will also offer full weekends too, in 2023.

Contact us at support@focusedperformance.co.uk for details of the luxury events that are coming up.

Luxury Events

If you prefer a more luxurious style of accomodation then our Luxury Events may well be just what you’re looking for.

We stay in some of the very best venues in areas of the country and overseas that showcase that locations best trails – fully researched routes as you have come to expect, plus some exemplary accomodation too, all with one of our private chefs to cook for you and cater to your specific nutritional requirements.

Contact us at support@focusedperformance.co.uk for details of the luxury events that are coming up.

Trail Running and Navigation Events

Have you ever wanted to improve your navigation skills, or pick up new navigational techiques, learning from a skilled navigator who has used these excat techniques to navigate their way around many ultras and other distance races?

Let our team guide you in a fun and zero pressured environment.

Contact us at support@focusedperformance.co.uk for details of the Trail Running and Navigation events that are coming up.

Coaching Camp Events

These are usually held once or perhaps twice a year, and with reduced numbers of guests so that each person gets much more time wth Geoff.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a Professional Coach who has won his clubs Welsh 3000s race for seven consecutive years, achieved racing success on the road, trails and mountains and written an Amazon Top 10 ebook on avoiding running injuries.

Now this event also includes our super popular Running Poles Workshop, don’t miss out on this!

The next is in December and is already 60% booked, secure your space here:

www.focusedperformance.co.uk/product/luxurycoachingandpoles

Challenge Events

After a lot of planning we’re delighted to finally be able to offer a series of challenge events!

You won’t find any like them anywhere else. The reason for this is that we have stripped away cut-off times, pressure and packed start lines and instead included all the positives like fun, the best location for a race with stunning vistas and most importantly…..a MEDAL!

You’ll run or hike with our run leaders or Geoff, grouped with other guests according to your pace, in a zero pressure environment and be able to run/walk.

Click this link to find out more www.focusedperformance.co.uk/shop

And look out for either Race Snowdonia or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

For those interested in the Welsh 3000s we are planning to hold that again in 2024 or 2025. Please email support@focusedperformance.co.uk to register your interest in this event it will sell out very quickly indeed.

Bespoke Events

We are always happy to design a holiday, weekend, single day or hiking trip specific to your requirements and we are regularly requested by guests and running groups to do exactly this.

Simply pop an email across to support@focusedperformance.co.uk and we’ll work with you to design your perfect running adventure.

Our latest events!

All of our events can be found at the top of this page in the menu bar in the Shop

If you love Trail Running, Hiking, Pilates or Yoga, you won’t want to miss our events!

I look forward to running with you soon!

Best Wishes, Geoff and the team 🙂