Trans Atlas Marathon Morocco - Training Camps

This is ultra-sport at its most exciting: an endurance trail of the highest order, across an awe-inspiring array of otherworldly terrains.

Training Camps

The ultimate Sahara training camp for runners – Morocco

Training camp in the Sahara with Mohamad Ahansal, 5 times winner of the Marathon Des Sables, and 10 times second place, and winner of the Atacama Desert Volcano Marathon in Chile 2013.

Mohamad’s weekend training camp in the Sahara is the ultimate choice for those wishing to train for any intense multi-stage endurance race in the desert.

This two day intensive training experience is aimed at all levels, from ‘newbies’ to accomplished runners. It includes overnighting in a bivouac tented camp and is the best possible way to prepare you for what lies ahead, a golden opportunity to try out your kit in-situ, ensuring that nothing is left to chance.

Price of training weekend (flights NOT included):  €790 per person.

Available training dates 2016

22 Feb - 29 Feb 2016
29 Feb - 7 Mar2016
7 Mar - 14 Mar 2016
21 Mar - 28 Mar 2016
31 Mar - 7 Apr 2016

Price is €790 per person (approx. £565)
Minimum group size of 2 participants. If only one person then a supplement of €190 is applied.

Training includes:



Training camp 2016:
Day 1- Flight via Casablanca in Zagora; arrival transfer to the Bivouac Ahansal; 25 km by bus . Half board
Day 2- Equipment checking then afternoon run 10 to 15 km.
Day 3- Morning run 10 to 15 km ... afternoon: 15 km.
Day 4- Long run with bag of 25 km.
Day 5- Run 15 km - lunch return to desert camp 15 km.
Day 6- Long run of 30 km.
Day 7- Morning: visit the city and the souk of Zagora; afternoon: run 15 to 20 km.
Monday 8 transfer to the Zagora airport (30 mins).



You will need to bring with you:

Provided for you:

For dates, registration, prices and to book your training weekend, please click here to complete the form at the bottom of the organiser's webpage.



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