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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Run away on an Australian holiday

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains has announced a new series of Trail Running Weekends that combine expert tuition from two of the world’s finest trail runners, wholesome cuisine and great accommodation.

The series of three Trail Running Weekends will be hosted by World Orienteering Champion Hanny Allston and Australia's top Ultra Runner Brendan Davies and are geared for all levels of runners.  Each weekend focuses on developing specific areas of trail running performance:

‘Preparing to Train’ on 18 - 20 October, 2013:Learn the basics of great running technique, preparing training structure, nutrition for optimal training performance and recovery, and elite recovery strategies. 

‘Preparing to Race’ on 29 November – 1 December, 2013: Discover how to optimise personal racing strategies such as perfecting tapering, nutrition for racing, trail running equipment, and finding mental focus. 

‘Maximising your Potential’ on 7 - 9 February, 2014:Gain insight into the elite end of trail running performance with seminars on running technique for hills, speed and trails, managing fatigue, stress and its impact on performance, supplements and performance helpers and hinderers. 

Packages start from $360 per person with six people sharing a three-bedrom chalet or $440 per person twin-share for the October and February events and from $405 per person six-share in three bedroom chalet or $485 per person twin-share in November.  The all-inclusive weekend includes two nights accommodation in a Studio room, professional tuition and guidance from Hanny and Brendan over the weekend, wholesome meals including breakfast daily, dinner each night and lunch on Saturday, a late check-out and full use of resort facilities. Guests attending the November event also receive a ticket to the resort’s celebrity Movember Sportsman’s Dinner on the Friday evening.

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa General Manager Scott O’Neile said he’s excited to add a trail running weekends to the resort’s event calendar, and especially thrilled to give guests the opportunity to learn from the resort’s champion trail running ambassadors.

“The resort’s location near the beautiful Kosciuszko National Park offers easy access to a multitude of trails.

“The terrain around Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is breathtaking, and we’re certain that runners will love the scenery as well as expert personal tuition offered over the weekends,” he said.

“Not only will the participants benefit from personal coaching by two of the world’s finest trail runners Hanny Allston and Brendan Davies, but they will be exposed to other tips for success from other partners like Hammer Nutrition and Shotz Gels.” 

In addition to picturesque views over Lake Crackenback, the resort's contemporary one, two and three bedroom apartments offer spectacular mountain views with spacious living areas, cosy fireplaces and private balconies.

When guests aren’t running trails, they can enjoy some well-deserved relaxation with the resort’s range of onsite leisure facilities including the Day Spa and Wellness Centre and new the mountain bike track and skills park as well as the array of free activities including a nine-hole golf course, heated swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, archery and trampolines.