Athlete Retreat with Suzie Richards

8th - 12nd September 2021

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For athletes who value rest. Nourish your mind and body in luxury so you can fully recharge. 

Take time away from your normal routine, give yourself the gift of slowing down. Do less so you can achieve more.

Hosted by Suzie Richards (endurance sports coach, former World Duathlon Champion and Professional Triathlete) and world renowned celebrity chef Heather Umlah.

Your hosts will support you in a bespoke 4 day retreat, where you choose what you need to fully recharge.



4 nights of luxury 4* accommodation
Day and evening activities ranging from a luxury outside enchanted woodland dining experience to rustic fire temple nights with star gazing.
Individual and small group coaching sessions; mindset, reflections, meditation, habits/beliefs, training with not against the body, intelligent restorative rest, energetics of food.


This is not a training camp.

This is a retreat where slowing down and deep restorative intelligent rest are prioritised. Slowing down re-charges the mind and body providing clarity, direction and energy.

What’s included

+ Coaching Sessions

+ Trail Running

+ Woodland Dinning

+ Fire Temple Experience

+ Wild Swimming

+ In-cottage private chef cooking from local, organic ingredients

+ Daily relaxed activites: meditation, yoga

+ Use of Avalon Pool Suite

+ Star Gazing

+ Forest Bathing and tree climbing

+ Accommodation in exclusive cottages

Suzie Richards

I'm former World Duathlon Champion, Professional Triathlete and now a Specialist Mindset and High Performance Coach supporting athletes to unlock their potential and achieve their sporting dreams.

I am passionate about athlete retreats based on my experiences. After a big race I would feel lost, experience the post race blues and immediately sign up for the next event without pausing. I recognised a gap. Where was the space and time to reflect, to learn from the race and training, to really consider what do i need and desire next?

Athlete retreats provides time and space to really think and pause. Each day we journey using tools and concepts to unravel our habits, sustainability of training alongside work, life and family. I kept repeating the same mistakes because i didn't pause and reset after races. Rest so you avoid struggling with injury season after season, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and move to smart, sustainable, aligned training.

I used the tools and mindset exercises firstly on myself and then with individual athletes i coach. The results amazed me so i include them in the retreats and courses to help more athletes avoid the mistakes i made.

A deeply nurturing space to stop doing and start being. Do less to achieve more.

More information and booking


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