T&T Blogs

The Highs of Trail Running

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 29 April 2015

Ben Arogundade of the Daily Telegraph has written a great piece on Julia’s trail running camps in the Chamonix valley. Ben admits to a little nervousness at first about the running that lay ahead; whilst the distance was not a problem, trail running (off-road across undulating terrain in Chamonix at altitude) might well prove to be! For Ben trail running was a very different experience from anything before, however, our guests were all helped by an amazing team of specialists including a massage therapist, yoga and Pilates teachers and Neil Maclean-Martin, the Chamonix-based physio of the Team GB Olympic squad, all of whom assisted with everything needed!


In the Norwegian Media!

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 19 April 2015

Twice in the Norwegian media in one week!


Trail Run Nutritional Advice

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 28 March 2015

We are pleased to confirm that Performance Nutritionist and Clinical Dietitian 'Rebecca Dent' will again be joining us on our 2015 summer Alpine Trail Running Camps.


Training to be a snowshoe guide!

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 05 February 2015

Traverse of the Chablais

A fabulous week dicovering the skills required to guide a group across a stunning winter landscape. 
A winter training course is part of the route to gaining the International Mountain Leader Award and in March 2014 I attended one on the mountain plateau of Hardangervidda in Norway. The course was provided by Plas y Brenin (http://www.pyb.co.uk), one of the UK's National Mountain Centres. It was led by British Mountain Guides, Simon Hale, Martin Chester and Steve Long, and included such delights as snowshoe journeys, micro navigation, transceiver work and animal tracking.


Is 72 the New 30?

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 04 January 2015

In 2007, aged 30, I began to follow my passion for Nordic skiing and start the journey of adding it to my sports coaching skill set.


Voted Top 10 Fitness Holiday by the Telegraph

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 04 January 2015

NEW FLASH!!! We are delighted to have our Alpine Trail Running Camp featured in the Telegraph's lifestyle magazine Stella Magazine today. Ranked as top in ten fitness destinations around the world find out how running & holiday can be used in the same sentence when journalist Ben Arogundade joined us for a week of sunny trail running, healthy food & fun times with like-minded people. If you missed the hard copy you can still download part of the article here: "Destination: A New You!"


Energy Snacks for Cold Winter Days

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 04 January 2015

During long winter days when the temperatures are below zero often energy snacks freeze in your pockets, resulting in a jaw breaking battle to eat them! Here are some simple ideas and tips to help you fueled up and on the move:


Benefits of Cross Training

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 14 December 2014

Cross Country Skiing is a great way of staying fit for other sports.


New cheap bus service Geneva to Chamonix

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 29 November 2014

Two new transport options launched within weeks have made getting to the Alps even easier this winter. Eurostar recently announced a faster, more direct train service between London and Geneva, and now easyBus is to launch a new bus service on 20 December. The new bus line, developed by the 'easy' brand will run 32 times per day between the international airport in Geneva, Switzerland, and the alpine capital of Chamonix.

Bookings will open on Monday, 1 December, with the first 15,000 seats being offered for only 2 Euros each. The timetable offers plenty of opportunity to meet even the early morning flights with the first bus leaving Chamonix train station at 0415hrs, and the last leaving Geneva Airport at 0045hrs. The service is direct, and non-stop.

To launch the service seats are available for only 2 Euros each way, with normal fares starting at 5 Euros. The later you book the more expensive it will be, so it will be interesting to see what it is likely to cost for an average fare, and one booked just a week beforehand. We will be watching with interest!

Already a number of local companies offer airport transfers between the airport and Chamonix, such as Mountain Drop Offs with the average cost being around 30 Euros each way. These have for many years offered a very efficient service, and we hope that they will continue to do so, even if the new bus service appears to beat the price.

This is easyBus’ first Continental European service, operating in partnership with one of the existing transfer companies, Chamexpress. The Geneva to Chamonix route was selected because of the high volume of demand that exists between the two locations.

According to Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the “easy” brand owner: “For too long Alpine sports fans have found airport transfers expensive and difficult. We will provide a high quality service for them and their equipment, at a value-for-money price. I’m confident we can make a big impact on Chamonix’s year-round skiing, climbing and hiking holiday seasons.”

It is inevitable that the new bus service will impact on the local transfer companies, but hopefully there will be enough business for everyone to contiinue to improve the transfer service to Chamonix which in turn can only benefit the local economy as a whole.

www.easyBus.co.uk


Nutrition for Winter Sports

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 24 November 2014

Performance Dietitian Rebecca Dent joins Tracks and Trails to give us top nutritional advise on how to eat to keep eat ourselves healthy this winter!


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