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Join author and running coach Jonathan Cairns, in Schull, County Cork, for a 3 day vegan running retreat, in wild and beautiful scenery. Take time out to rediscover the joy of running in the majestic setting of the Wild Atlantic Way and go home more confident in your running ability.

JC Runs offers a weekend retreat to enable you to enjoy great food, good company, spectacular scenery, and running workshops, sending you home a better runner with a backpack full of fresh motivation and tips.

The retreat is designed around running, however it is not an endurance weekend. The focus is on reconnecting with your running movement, getting out into nature and eating plant based meals specifically selected to support your running and recovery.

The emphasis is on running, learning, having fun, eating well and being around like minded people. With years of experience working with runners of all abilities and aspirations, Jonathan will work with you to train smarter, race better and avoid niggling injuries.

The day begins with optional sunrise swims in Roaringwater Bay and Sunday morning starts with a yoga session for runners. There is one run of between 5km and 10km each morning on the roads and trails of the spectacular Mizen Head and Sheep's Head, with a second optional run on Saturday. Each afternoon there is a running workshop. Friday workshops focus on body alignment & how to avoid injury

. The Saturday workshops delve into the psychology of running.

To complement the programme, they offer a nutritious menu, which features local produce where available, and is specifically selected to support your running and recovery. There are also home baked goodies to keep energy levels topped up. All the food is homemade vegetarian meals, with vegan options, and is gluten free.

JC Runs retreats are designed around running, working up a sweat, having fun and sending you home a better runner.

Why we like it
  • Situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, you're perfectly placed to explore the surrounding areas and experience Mizen Head, Barleycove Beach, Schull, Bantry, Glengariff and Sheep's Head.
  • If you have a friend or partner that would like to join you for the weekend, but skip the runs, non runners are more than welcome.
  • All levels of fitness are catered for.
Tips from locals

The area is rich in archaeology- visit the nearby prehistoric stone circle at Dunbeacon.

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Contact details
Ballybrack,Cork,Republic of Ireland
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