Kenya

What we offer:

1. IN KENYA

Training Camps for runners of all levels in Iten, the Home of Champions

Overview on The Heart of Kenyan Running Training camps highlights

  • An exclusive chance to train with an authentic élite Kenyan coach: Timo Limo, native of Iten, one of the best experts of running technique in the world.
  • A unique journey which, through running, will take you to Iten, the world known Home of Champions at 2.400m of altitude, in heart of the Kenyan highlands, in close contact with the culture and traditions of the world’s strongest runners;
  • A growth path, sporting and non, which will make you feel unforgettable emotions;
  • A one-off experience of running, wellness, culture and traditions which we recommed all running enthusiasts should take advantage of at least once in their life

To whom the Training Camps are offered to

The initiative meets the needs of all levels of runners of all ages, from kids to adults, from worldwide:

  • beginners
  • amateurs
  • professionals
  • élite runners

Everybody will have the opportunity to train respecting their own rhythms

  • A tailor-made training program is designed to meet the specific needs of each participant
  • Every participant will be led and accompained by a Kenyan pacer on most of his outings
  • Group workouts will be held respecting each participant’s tailor-made training program

KENYA

  • TRAIN WITH THE CHAMPIONS
  • BE COACHED BY THE CHAMPION
  • IN THE HOME OF CHAMPIONS

The location

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!

What you will experience during your Training Camp

1. Train

  • Run and discover the fascinating world of the local Kenyan athletes
  • Engage with and experience in full the day-to-day life of Kenyan runners
  • Enjoy running along endless routes of beaten ground
  • Challenge the hills surrounded by the amazing scenery of Singore and Kessup forest
  • Feel the adrenaline when taking part at Iten’s collective fartlek
  • Have your speedwork at a local authentic Kenyan dirt track
  • Taste the extreme simplicity of the light and nutritious local food at the base of the original Kenyan runners’ diet

2. Learn

  • Learn the best of running drills and running technique with Head Coach Timo Limo
  • Learn about Head Coach Timo Limo’s best exercises of strengthening, joint mobility, core sessions to complement your running
  • Learn and engage with the authetntic Kenyan coaching methods
  • Learn the Kenyan runners golden rules to success
  • Learn about the culture, origins, traditions, custmos and aspirations of the people of Kenya and their champions

3. Discover

  • Visit traditional Kenyan villages and interact with the locals
  • Visit traditional Kenyan schools and interact with the children
  • Visit Shoe4Africa Children Hospital and get to know about the fascinating story of Toby Tanser, author of “Train hard, win easy: the kenyan way” and “More Fire: how to run the kenyan way”
  • Enjoy adventourous trekking in Kessup forest and Iten surroundings

If you are also keen on having a Safari trip

  • Meet the Giraffes in Moiben Road’s Giraffe Park
  • Have a Safari in Nakuru or Nairobi National Park

Our selected choice of accommodation in Iten to meet the needs of all runners:

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.

Services:

  • B&B or Full board – 3 meals per day
  • Fully equipped apartments for singles, couples, groups of friends

Price: $$

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

Kerio View

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:

  • B&B, half board of full board options
  • Table d’hote and à la carte menu at Kerio View Restaurants with a wide variety of dishes
  • Self-contained cottages or bandas, all rooms are children-friendly
  • Conferences and meetings
  • Children’s play area
  • Outdoor Barbecue
  • Paragliding, Birding, Photography, Biking

Price: $$$$

Strength: beautiful accommodation, traditional furniture, delicious food, magnificient view and surroundings of the hotel

From The Heart of Kenyan Running Head Coach & Director:

“Always work to your best, believe in your abilities, your day is coming” by Timo Limo