Surely not? Less than 16-weeks until the Spring Marathon season kicks off? It is certainly coming around fast – that is one thing we can be sure of.

No fear – even if the start of your training programme hasn’t quite gone to plan, there is still plenty of time to change that. What better way than an Altitude Training Camp to really kick on?

Craig Phillips

Whether you are running your first, your last, or your 49th marathon – or even if you are not running the full 26.2 miles – this year’s Altitude Training Camp will help you push your performance beyond what you thought you may be capable of.

What does the camp involve?

Pre & Post Camp Performance Testing

It’s important to measure your baseline performance levels when you go into any training block. This ensures the hard miles you are putting down in training are rewarding you with positive improvements in performance.

We will put you through your paces in our comprehensive Marathon Training Consultation at the start of the camp, and follow up your training with a repeat test to see just how far you have come.

As part of the results, we will calculate your heart rate zones ready for you to start your training – making sure you are ready to train SMARTER not just harder, and keeping you on track to meet your 2020 goals.


Unlimited access to The Altitude Centre

For the duration of the camp (two months), you will have unlimited access to The Altitude Centre classes, Solo sessions, and our IHE sessions to maximise your performance benefits. We recommend getting 2-3 sessions in each week to reap the real benefits, but if you can fit a few more – you are only going to see the benefits more quickly.


What can I expect to achieve as part of the camp?

We love numbers, and we’ve pulled some together for you. Over a period of 6-weeks, we have seen vast improvements during our Time To Exhaustion test, in both trained, and untrained runners, as well as big strength improvements – helping our clients to become stronger and more robust runners!

Check out the previous case study summary here which highlights key results seen across a range of runners over a 6-week period.

Still not sure? Check out what some of the team from the last Winter Camp had to say here!

What are the details?

The 2020 Spring Marathon camp will kick off during the week commencing 3rd February, beginning with your pre-testing consultation with a member of The Altitude Centre Team, and scheduled in for a time that suits you.

If you aren’t sure it is for you, you can sign up for our induction which includes a trial session for just £10!

When you are ready to take on the camp, we will get your account set up, get you booked in for the pre-testing, and the results sent over once it is done, ready for you to attack the two months that follow.

When: 3rd – 7th Feb through until 3rd – 10th April

There are options to extend your camp through until your particular race day, or start slightly later to allow for a later race in April.

How much: £350 (split into two monthly instalments of £175) – RRP: £608

How do I sign up?

Signing up is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Click the link here.
2. Select your start date as February 3rd 2020
3. Follow the steps on screen before booking your initial consultation!


1. I am away for a week during the middle of the training period. Does that make a difference?

A: No! We actually encourage clients to take an ‘easy’ week or a reduced training week to maximise recovery from the training. It’s easy enough for us to help you tie that in around your travel schedule, no problems there.

2. How often do I need to train each week to really see the benefits?

A: There are benefits to be had from incorporating just one visit a week to The Altitude Centre, but as with many types of training, the more time you can dedicate, the better benefits you will be able to see. Just be sure to talk to the team about managing your training, as rest & recovery days are often overlooked, but vitally important!

3. Do I need to be signed up to a marathon to take part in the camp?

A: You don’t need to be signed up to a marathon to take part, anyone can join. The testing is based around marathon running performance, but is also useful for shorter and longer distance runners as well. If you don’t have any running goals this year, speak to your trainer as we may be able to throw in some extra tests for you! There are great benefits to be had from training at altitude, that aren’t just limited to performance improvements.

4. Isn’t altitude training just for elite athletes?

A: Altitude training is for elite athletes – they pretty much all do it – but it’s not just for elite athletes. Altitude training can provide the marginal gains that elite athletes are looking for in their training, but for those not at the elite level, the room for improvement is far greater, and the gains far from marginal! Check out the case study results from last year here.