Lanzarote Trip - International Challenge Week
The Club has for every year since 1990 been taking groups of both athletes and non-athletes to Club La Santa in November for the week of “The Challenge”
Club La Santa is a world renowned sports resort catering for every sport you can imagine, and in the week that we go it is aimed particularly at runners. These runners (or indeed non-runners) enjoy the week enormously for the competition, the social life, the pre-Christmas sunshine and the fabulous atmosphere generated by the guests over the week.
“The Challenge” was first run in 1989 and some Club members have been to every one since 1990. Our largest party has been 36 with some 17 of us completing “The Challenge”.
It is certainly not restricted to Club Members, for many years we have been joined by runners from Bearbrook Joggers, Milton Keynes AC, Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers, North Herts Runners and David Lloyd Redway Runners, and indeed friends unconnected with running and basically anyone is welcome to join us for what we think is a great holiday.
We travel to Lanzarote on a Thursday and the races start with a 10K on Sunday, the “Ridge Run” on Monday (14K), a beach race on Tuesday (5K) and a half marathon (21K) on the last day (Wednesday).
If you do not wish to run and just enjoy a leisurely lifestyle that is equally fine, or you can borrow bikes, swim in the Olympic size pool, play any number of racquet sports or hone your Pilates, Yoga or Spinning skills, the list is endless. There is a well equipped gymnasium, a new “Wellness Centre” as well as excellent restaurants and bars. All sporting facilities are free with no hidden costs unless you play golf or go diving.
Prices vary depending on your accomodation choice and can be very reasonable if willing to share in a group. The cost can be increased with rooms with views and having only two in an apartment. Food can be cooked in your rooms and bought from the on-site supermarket or as we mostly do, you can go to one of the many restaurants nearby and enjoy a meal at reasonable prices.
If you are ever interested in joining us, please contact Richard Inchley on 01908 507017 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.