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

 

*Looking for our latest events? They’re listed in the menu above or to the right if viewing on a PC*

 

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 runners for runners, 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 100+ 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, either via the ‘events’ link at the top of this page, or over at the ‘events’ tab on the focusedperformance Facebook page which you’ll find here: https://www.facebook.com/focusedperformance/events/

 

Locations of our Trail Running Weekends

Snowdonia – Based in Capel Curig or Betws y Coed, see Venues below for accommodation options [Events run from 18:30 on Friday to 13:00 on Sunday, times are flexible please contact us]

Black Mountains – Based in Crickhowell [Events run from 18:30 on Friday to 13:00 on Sunday]

Peak District – Based in the Hope Valley [Events run from Friday 18:30 to Sunday 13:00]

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

 

Locations of our Trail Running Half Days

Snowdonia – Based in Capel Curig or Betws y Coed

Peak District – Based in the Hope Valley

 

Location of our Luxury Runners Holiday

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

 

Venues

 

Snowdonia – We use two venues in Snowdonia, the first was where it all started, a gorgeous mountain hut with one floor shared sleeping which is reflected in the price. This is our Capel Curig venue with space for 15 guests. The other venue is a large converted Victorian house with seperate bunks offering more privacy. Here you can choose from 8 or 10 bunk rooms, or rooms with 3 or 4 beds or even choose a single occupancy rate room with space for 20 guests.

Peak District – Our latest location, right in the heart of the beautiful Hope Valley we’ll stay at a National Trust bunkhouse with sleeping options in seperate rooms: either 1 room sleeping eight (bunkbeds), 1 room sleeping six (bunkbeds) and 1 room sleeping six (single beds) with space for 20 guests.

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 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.

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.

 

 

 

Types of focusedperformance events

We operate in a number of different locations, but all of our events follow the same classification, 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!

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, currently venues for this event are either Snowdonia or the Yorkshire Dales.

 

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.

 

Races

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

There are two races to choose from, and 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 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/race

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

 

Our latest events!

All of our trail running events can be found at the top of this page in the menu bar.

If you love trail running you won’t want to miss our events!

I look forward to running with you soon!

Best Wishes, Geoff and the team 🙂