Dates: 4-7 NOVEMBER 2022 Location: agaete, gran canaria
SIGN UP FOR FIRST REFUSAL ON A SPACE: All info on this page reflects the proposed plan for the trip, HOWEVER we are still waiting on flight schedules and confirmation of hotel booking, with this in mind, we are inviting you to register for FIRST REFUSAL on a place, once flights and hotel are confirmed, we will open up spaces to this list before going out to the rest of the club.
Join Running Adventures and London City Runners for a weekend of trail running on the stunning island of Gran Canaria.
For this trail weekend, we will be staying at the lovely Hotel and Spa Cordial Roca Negra in Agaete, a small fishing town, regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the northwest of Gran Canaria. Our weekend will begin with a short run around the local area, with maybe a cheeky beer stop or a dip in the sea towards the end if we fancy.
Day 2 will see things getting a bit more serious as we transfer to Atenara, towards the middle of the island. From here we have a 20 km/12 mile 'downhill' run through the incredible Tamadaba National Park, all the way back to our hotel in Agaete.
Day 3 will see us taking a transfer to the trail had just below the famous Roque Nublo Summit. On this 16 km/10 mile run, we will work our way up to the incredible Roque Nublo Summit view point and geological feature, before enjoying our run down to Tirajana, including some time on the famous Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria trail. We will eventually arrive in Tirajana, where we can spend some time grabbing an ice cream, a well deserved beer or looking around the historic town.
There will also be plenty of time to relax, explore and enjoy the hotel facilities.
The runs have been designed to feature more descent than ascent, but there will still be a lot of elevation, we will take our time and go at a social pace, taking lots of breaks to enjoy the views, take photos and catch a moment to recover.
This weekend will combine epic trail running with time spent enjoying the company of fellow runners from London City Runners.
Please be advised: This weekend is for London City Runners members ONLY.
Prices Single in twin shared room - £390
Non refundable deposit of £100 required upon registration. (deducted from balance, full balance due 10 weeks before the event)
Friday Group transfer from Las Palmas Airport, Gran Canaria. Short run exploring the local surroundings. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Saturday Continental style breakfast. Transfer to Atenara. 20km (12 miles) 'downhill' run (849m ascent, 2000m descent) from Atenara to Agaete through the Tamadaba National Park. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Sunday Continental style breakfast. Transfer to run start point, near Roque Nublo summit. 16km (10 miles) 'downhill run' (691m ascent, 1200m descent) up to Roque Noble and then down through incredible scenery, eventually running the famous Camino de Santiago de Gran Canaria to Tirajana. Time to explore Tirajana before transfer back to Agaete. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Monday Continental style breakfast. Group transfer back to Las Palmas Airport.
Please note. Itinerary subject to last minute changes without warning
All runs are guided by me, a Salomon sponsored ultra runner and coach.
We will run at a social pace and walk the hills if we have to. This is not a race! We will stay as a group so if you are a faster runner, please expect to run slower than you would normally. Previous trail running experience is not necessary. The terrain will be hilly with some fun and technical sections. The views will be incredible. You should be able to cover the distances at a pace of at least 10-11 min/miles to enjoy this event.
Included Group transfer from Las Palmas airport at 12pm (time to be confirmed once flights announced) on Friday. Transfers to/from all runs. Group transfer to Las Palmas airport on Monday. (time to be confirmed once flights announced) Accommodation in twin bed accommodation. Breakfast every morning. Guided trail runs by fully qualified running coach. Coaching advice and guidance throughout the weekend. Video and photos.
Not Included Flights to/from Las Palmas. Additional drinks and snacks. Lunch and dinner on all days.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.