SPARTA RUNNING CAMP

SPARTA – GYTHEIO

 

The camp will be held in two different locations offering a variety of training grounds.

Whether you’re just starting to train for your first 5K or you’re an ultra-marathoner, spending time in a majestic setting focusing on running, guided by expert coaches and in the company of like-minded people can do you good. You’ll learn everything from pacing and nutrition to injury prevention and how to use technology to your benefit from our coaches presentations. 

We will began on Mount Taygetos where are accommodation is at 1000m elevation (follow the link: https://faris.gr/en/ ). The weather in Greece is ideal. We have chosen this location to give the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking landscape during our runs, beautiful trails and plenty of fresh air.

Accommodation and all meals are included in our Mount Taygetos retreat all made freshly from local products. We will have a day spent in Sparta which is an ultra running society since it hosts many ultra running events with most well known the Spartathlon 246km, you can have the chance to visit King Leonidas’ Statue. Enjoy a day with a sport massage and the chance to try out the local cuisine.

The second part of your training will be in the seaside town of Gytheio 42km from Sparta, and enjoy the rest of your training by the sea at very mild weather conditions. In Gytheio your hotel and breakfast is included (follow the link: https://www.lashotel.gr/ ) but not other meals giving you the opportunity to stroll around the town and try different dishes. Apart from your every day runs we place a lot of emphasis on your recovery with ice baths at a river, sport massage, stretching and yoga for runners. We have a lot of strength training routines as well.

As runners we often look for ways to improve or just to enjoy ourselves in a safe environment. Attending a camp is a great way to reach your peak. To help you achieve whatever your goal, we have set up our camp with knowledgeable and experienced coaches as well as professional ultra runner to coach you to do your best at any distance and on any surface using multiple proven training methodologies, giving you all the psychological support you need.

 

COACHES

COACH
Ioannis Dimopoulos
is a certified Coach with NAASFP, Spartan SGX, ISSN.
Coaches all levels from 5K-Ultra races. Has had the honour to be part of many couch to running success stories.
Also a coach to 24 Spartathlon Finishers, and a 6 x winner and 11 x podium ultra runner himself.
Writer of the book “Decoding Ultra-Running”.

   COACH
   Noora Honkala
   One of the worlds most versatile ultra runners of all-time. Noora  coaches from entry level –     to Spartathlon races. Noora´s strength lies in her versatility. As an ultra runner, she is also a  pro-level short distance runner, duathlon racer and Ironman finisher. Holder of many   Finnish ultra running records and 2nd place Spartathlon finisher in 2023 23:23.
COACH
Maria-Stella Xenaki
is a certified running coach and a 2x ultra runner champ, Spartathlon finisher (2022).
Also author of “Ioannis Dimopoulos The Power of I can” & editor of ultra running book “Decoding Ultra-running”.
COACH
Sami Vaskola
Washed up old grumpy athlete. Long long looong… time ago he pushed boundaries, but those days are long gone. If you feel like having someone to lean on, he is your guy.
 

SPARTA RUNNING CAMP

Ioannis Dimopoulos & Noora Honkala

Sparta, Greece
Questions?
Call +30 694 2518048 (John)
Call +358 50 3415115 (Noora)
Hours: 9:00am-7:00pm
E.mail:
noora@noorahonkala.com
johnspartanrunner@hotmail.com

 

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