Updated: Mar 23, 2020
We are currently looking at dates for September and these will be posted on here as soon as they have been secured. However, we are governed by the current covid-19 pandemic and we will be closely monitoring this situation.
Come and enjoy early Autumn at our guided running retreat located in the breathtaking North Cornwall and Devon coastline.
This running retreat will suit a wide variety of runners from tarmac to trail'ers and novice to experienced runners, there is something here for everyone. The retreat will predominantly capture the essence of the South West Coast Path visiting idyllic locations such as Clovelly, Hartland Quay and the picturesque town of Bude.
My name is Alex Boardman and I have lived in North Cornwall for 40 years and understand
the terrain and challenges of the South West Coast Path. In my short running career, I have completed a number of Ultra running events from Puretrail's Dartmoor Crossing in 2017, Tsunami Ultra and Pennine 50 in 2018 and most recently Lulworth Ultra and Tsunami 24 2019.
The inspiration behind this running retreat was formed from a number of conversations with runners who had visited the North Cornwall/Devon area, whose sole purpose was to tackle some of the challenging sections this path has to offer. However, it does also have some fantastic sections that make for comfortable and enjoyable outing. Atlantic Horizons would like to offer you the opportunity to join me on the trails and gain some local knowledge of the coast path as well as guidance on trail running technique, practical running nutrition, race preparation and injury prevention.
You will see below the itinerary of the weekend so that you know what to expect.
£280 per person sharing £320 single occupancy
The above prices include furnished glamping accommodation (bell tent/glamping pod). Full board, plant-based catering with energy snacks and unlimited tea/coffee. Each bell tent can accommodate three people, our emperor tent will take five.
£170 camping option to include the above catering in a non-furnished bell tent using one of our camp beds.
Friday Arrive anytime after 16:30 Welcome message 18:30 Leg loosener (7 miles) 19:00 Evening meal 21:00
Saturday Breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 Course visual 10:00 Depart for Clovelly 11:00 Clovelly to Hartland Point section (7 miles) 11:30 - 13:30 Refuel and refill 13:30 - 14:30 Hartland Point to Hartland Quay (4 miles) 14:30 - 16:00 Stretch Evening meal 18:00 The Bush Inn for a drink
Sunday Depart for Hartland Quay 8:00 Hartland to Morwenstow 8:30 - 11:00 Brunch 12:00 - 13:00 Course Visual 13:00 Departure 14:00
The time frames above are estimates and routes/runs can be altered dependant on the weather.
Recommended kit list:
Trail shoes with sufficient tread for loose/muddy terrain Hydration vest or bum bag with a capacity to carry a minimum of 1 litre fluids, mini first aid kit, snacks and spare clothing. Running clothing for all conditions including waterproof jacket Gels, snacks and supplements that you would normally take on a run Personal mini first aid kit to go in pack (plasters, survival blanket,whistle) Campers will need to bring all sleeping equipment If you have poles then I would suggest you bring them along just in case.
Previous trail running experience is not essential but highly recommended. There will be plenty of hills to consider however we will be looking to take it easy and enjoy the experience. Transport to and from the running locations will be provided.
There are 12 spaces available for the weekend so do not hang around if you feel that this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Booking form and T&C's will be sent out on request.
We look forward to welcoming you to the very first Atlantic Horizons running retreat in conjunction with the Puretrail Tsunami Series.
Any queries or questions, please feel free to contact Alex.
Atlantic Horizons Eastcott Cross Farm, Eastcott, Bude, EX23 9PN firstname.lastname@example.org 07397 775760
Alex and the AH Team.