Get in Training with Sands Beach Resort

What are Sundays for? Washing the car, long lunches with the family, lazy afternoons on the beach? Not if you’re thinking of running in the Lanzarote International Marathon 2011 they’re not, they’re for getting into your stride with the Sands Beach Resort ‘Train With Us’ club.

Every Sunday morning from 9.30am to 12.30pm, the Train With Us team take visitors and residents through the techniques of running, including proper stretching and warm up routines, both in the gym and at the beach in Costa Teguise.

Presented by Canarian running champ Jose Carlos Hernandez and Sands Beach Resort’s Wellness Centre resident sports physiotherapist Juan Montero, the sessions are aimed at all ages and all abilities and are free to join. Although in Spanish, many of the instructions are decidedly visual in nature which, along with no shortage of helpful unofficial translators, ensures that everyone is able to understand and participate on an equal footing (no pun intended).

Aside from helping you to develop more efficient running styles and prevent injury, the sessions are great fun and a good way to ensure that when you take your place at the start line for any of the races lined up for the Lanzarote International Marathon on Sunday 4th December, you’ll see lots of familiar and friendly faces on the line next to you.

So tomorrow, leave the car wash sponge under the sink, defer the beach until the afternoon and head along to Sands Beach Resort to join the enthusiastic ‘Train With Us’ gang for some professional advice on your running techniques. Everyone’s welcome 🙂

You’ll find lots more of photographer James Mitchell‘s images of the Train With Us club here.