THE HEART OF KENYAN RUNNING is the branch of T.T.S. srl (stands for Territory Tourism and Sport) company dedicated to Athletics and Running activities. T.T.S.srl is a private company with registered office in Aosta, Italy. It organises tourist, cultural and sporting events, in association with the BORN2RUN MELVILLE TRAVEL AGENCY of REGGIO EMILIA.
All events and activities organised under the name of The Heart of Kenyan Running have the exclusive and unique feature of being designed by worldwide famous Kenyan élite athlete and coach Timo Limo.
The Heart of Kenyan Running mainly operates in the popular Home of Champions of Iten, Kenya, and in the town of Aosta, Italy. It also operates in other countries worldwide following its mission of sharing the legendary Kenyan expertise about middle and long distance running all over the world.
In Kenya our team directed by élite Kenyan runner and coach Timo Limo ensures that all guests on The Heart of Kenyan Running camps may experience the real Kenyan way of training and learn the best of Kenyan coaching in terms of running drills and technique. We don’t employ Western countries’ coaches to give everybody the unique chance to get the real taste of the Kenyan coaching methods.
In Italy we have made Timo Limo’s Kenyan coaching bests for the first time ever available to the Western World, especially in the European countries.
Worldwide we are setting up a network of partners and collaborations to pursue our mission of sharing Timo Limo’s highlights of Kenyan running expertise and help as many runners in the world as possible to make their dreams come true.
THE HEART OF KENYAN RUNNING PARTNERS IN KENYA, ITALY AND WORLDWIDE:
Our best selection of accommodation for runners in Iten:
Sports Medicine Exclusive Team of Dr. Marco Patacchini:
Nutrition & Supplements for Sports Performance:
Training Camps for runners of all levels in Iten, the Home of Champions
Overview on The Heart of Kenyan Running Training camps highlights
The initiative meets the needs of all levels of runners of all ages, from kids to adults, from worldwide:
Everybody will have the opportunity to train respecting their own rhythms
Iten, a tiny mountain village located at 2.400m of altitude in the heart of Kenyan highlands is worlwide considered as the Mecca of running which has produced an endless line of international track and road running champions over the decades.
IAAF’s President Lord Sebastian Coe has recently handed the Rift Valley town the “IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Heritage Plaque” which elevates the village to one of the world athletics governing body’s glonal heritage locations.
We are therefore proud to welcome our guests to a location officially recongnised as relevant to global athletics history.
Jump on board with us and have the experience of your lifetime in the legendary running heaven of Kenya!
If you are also keen on having a Safari trip
C&C Guesthouse: our default accommodation included in the price of the group training camps
Lovely traditional apartments owned by élite Kenyan athlete Carolyne and her husband Chris located in a very safe area in Lilies, in the heart of Iten.
Strength: highly recommended for the very good conditions and cleanliness of the apartments, delicious local food, warm welcome by the owners, always ready to help and meet all their clients’ needs
4* luxury hotel for all runners who are willing to enjoy the comforts of a beautiful traditional accommodation with a marvellous view the Kerio Valley, a branch of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa. The park inside the hotel is made of eco-friendly grounds with a variety of indigenous trees.
Services and facilities:
Strength: beautiful accommodation, traditional furniture, delicious food, magnificient view and surroundings of the hotel
A life changing experience for all guests of The Heart of Kenyan Running
We would like all participants to our running camps to have the experience of their lifetime: they will be taken really into the real and true HEART of running, which may have an impact on their perception of life, for making positive change once they are back to their countries of origin.
THE UNIQUE RUNNING CAMPS IN THE WORLD HELD BY WORLD FAMOUS RUNNING TECHNIQUE EXPERT TIMO LIMO, AUTHENTIC ELITE KENYAN COACH AND ATHLETE
Our running camps in Kenya are meant to take you to to the real heart of Kenyan running and they are the only ones in the world to be entirely directed and supervised by a REAL KENYAN COACH, who is one of the best experts about running technique and running drills in the world.
We also only employ selected LOCAL KENYAN pacers to ensure you may experience the Kenyan Way 100%.
DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING STYLE AND PERFOMANCE THROUGH TIMO LIMO’S EXCLUSIVE SELECTION OF RUNNING DRILLS
Timo Limo’s running drills have become famous all over the world through the Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR2MyqYs1pA which has reached above 2.5 millions views. No words needed about the importance of drills in a training routine: learn how to do them, start practising the exercises regularly and you’ll be amazed of your improvement!
HILLWORKS, SPEEDWORK & FARTLEK BY COACH TIMO LIMO
Whether you are going to schedule a hillwork/ track or fartlek session in your training program you will finally find out how Kenyan runners DO it: under the professional and attentive guidance of Head Coach Timo Limo you’ll surprise yourself enduring amazing hill workouts in the forest or fartlek sessions along the infinite dirt running routes of Iten.
All sessions will be designed to match the level of each runner.
SUCCESS LIES BEHIND THE SIMPLEST THINGS
If you are wondering what lies behind a successful training program for preparing a specific distance or race the answer is way simpler than you might think:
“When it’s easy, it’s easy; when it’s fast, it’s really fast”.
If you are going for an easy run, the pace must EASY, if you are going for a specific workout that’s when you are asked to give your 70 to 100%. The common mistake of most Western runners is keeping the same medium pace for most workouts. Learn how to respect your training program with Head Coach Timo Limo and jump on your next level!
A SIMPLE LIFE WHICH MAKE WONDERS
Running and training is as important as resting and eating healthy food. The secret of Kenyan runners? The simplicity of their life, their total dedication to running and above all the great respect for REST.
If you are keen on discovering what lies behind the daily routine of the strongest runners in the world you’ll be amazed… the simplest is the best way to success.
Once you arrive in Iten you will be warmly welcome by our team who is going to take great care of you: for the whole duration of your stay nothing you will have to think about if not running, eating and sleeping!
Kenya is a country with boundless highlands where the world élite in the various running disciplines was born and Iten is part of the global heritage of the history of athletics.
No other country or place in the world has the same ideal characteritics for running and training: high altitude, warm temperatures all year round, endless running routes, nutritious natural local food are some of the key ingredients which make this place a heaven on earth for all runners.
THE HEART OF KENYAN RUNNING is an experience we recommend all running enthusiasts should take advantage of once in their life: this is a unique journey which will enrich you immensely in human and cultural terms.
LEARN HOW TO RUN, DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR RUNNING STYLE AND REACH YOUR HIGHEST PERFORMANCE WITH THE BEST RUNNING TECHINQUE COACH IN THE WORLD!
At The Heart of Kenyan Running Academy based at T.T.S.srl Aosta company in Italy, we offer exclusive options for all levels of runners who dream of being coached by a Kenyan champion known as one of the best in the world when it comes to teaching running drills and technique: Timo Limo from Iten, the Home of Champions.
Don’t hesitate to enquire about our tailor-made training packages, one-to-one running technique sessions, training sessions for groups or clubs and much more!
Running Clubs, Running Coaches, Training groups and any passionate runner worlwide are warmly welcome to get in touch with us to organise Training Camps and/or Running Events with Timo Limo in their own countries!!
C.E.O. of T.T.S.srl in Italy
In Italy Chiara is the C.E.O. of T.T.S.srl (Territory Tourism and Sports srl) company and Private School for students athletes located in Aosta, in the heart of the awesome Alps mountain chain.
Together with Timo Limo she is the co-founder of the branch of T.T.S.srl dedicated to athletics and running activities: The Heart of Kenyan Running Academy based in Italy and of The Heart of Kenyan Running Training Camps organised in Iten, Kenya.
In Iten Chiara is Head of guest relations and she will be your contact person for the whole duration of the stay.
co-founder of The Heart of Kenyan Running at T.T.S.srl
Timo Limo is a professional athlete specialised in fast middle-distance running, particularly 800m. Timo is the co-founder of The Heart of Kenyan Running at T.T.S.srl company, where he designs and directs all sports activities related to athletics and running.
In Italy Timo is the key trainer of T.T.S.srl Private School and of The Heart of Kenyan Running Academy;
In Kenya he is Head Coach and Director of all training camps organised in Iten, the Home of Champions.
Nick Storry is one the most promising young Kenyan talents coached as an élite runner by Head Coach Timo Limo.
Specialised in 800m distance as his master, Nick is continually gowing both as an athelte and as a running coach. He is going to play a very important role in The Heart of Kenyan Running branch at T.T.S.srl company by being the unique and official assistant of Timo Limo in all practical sports activities related to athletics and running.
At the moment, Nick’s main goal is to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.