What is The Tenerife Ultra Squad?
Ultra Running Limited, in conjunction with it’s global partners around the world has created the International Ultra Squads.
The Tenerife Ultra Squad is a partnership between Ultra Running Limited and Marnix Mortier who is resident in Tenerife.
Marnix, a Belgian resident in Tenerife for over 20 years, with qualifications as an Advanced Personal Trainer, Spinning Trainer, Indoor Walking Trainer and Bosu Balance Training.
Marnix specializes in long distances runs, and has participated in several half marathons and extreme trials such as the Tenerife Blue Trail, the TransVulcania, the Las Palmas Ultra Trail Gran Challenge, the La Palma Ultra Marathon, and our own event 0-4-0.
Marnix will ensure that all our clients make the most of the unique conditions that this island can offer you.
So, what’s on offer from the Tenerife Ultra Squad?
- Option 1 – This June there is an organised guided run of the 0-4-0 route (see below)
- Option 2 – Training camps all year round
- Option 3 – In 2021 the relaunch of 0-4-0 as an event.
Next experience up:
OPTION 1 – June 19th – 22nd – the 0-4-0 guided run. To book this simply click the enter button at the top of the page.
- 3 nights half board
- Airport Transfers
- Split group guides to suit abilities
- Your bespoke BUS medal to commemorate the occasion.
More about the experience:
You will be taking on the challenging 0-4-0 route. (Please note that Ultra Running Ltd will be launching this in 2021 as an official race, so this is a great taster opportunity).
Some race statistics for 0-4-0:
- Distance: 58 km
- Accumulated positive shoulder: 3855m
- Accumulated negative shoulder: 3855m
- Total shoulder accumulated: 7710m
- Max incline: 52%
- Avg. incline: 15%
The route is now very well waymarked due to significant investment by Tourism Tenerife and an official walking route. However, all participants must follow their group guide on this experience. We will be providing several groups / guides to ensure that each group can maintain consistent pace. Nutrition stations will be available along the route.
Route Location Overview:
The Teide National Park is the most visited National Park in Europe, with nearly four million tourists each year coming to witness one of the greatest geological spectacles on our planet.
Tens of thousands of intrepid visitors reach the peak of Mount Teide. Most do so using the cable car which commences at a car-park located at 2365 metres near Canadas del Teide.
However, the most daring try to complete the ascent and descent of the volcano in one assault, starting at zero metres from the beach at Playa del Socorro (Los Realejos), up to the peak of Mount Teide – the White Mountain and back down to the beach at Playa del Socorro.
In order to comply with authority consents, runners are required to reach the peak of Mount Teide no later than 8.00am. For this reason we will start the most experienced group at midnight on 20th June which gives that group 8 hours to achieve this (in line with the race format we intend in 2021). Slower runners will be started three hours earlier at 21:00.
We were instrumental with an intial 0-4-0 promotional event in 2015. For these event photos click HERE.
- Small backpack.
- Head torch & spare batteries.
- Suitable clothing and shoes. The race will commence at midnight but will still be warm. As you approach the top of Mount Teide it will be very cold with the possibility of snow covering. On the descent through the National Park it is likely to be very sunny and warm. Other useful items – Windbreaker / long sleeve tops.
- Sun protection.
- Hat / Buff.
- Water bottles or incorporated within backpack.
- Energy Food. (Gels or similar)
- Mobile phone
- Euros (contingency)
All in price of £475.00 (installment options available through the booking system). We can offer you a cancellation policy for an additional 8% fee, T’s & C’s apply and this needs taking out at the point of booking. You will also need to book your own flights to Tenerife South airport.
If you are getting there under your own steam and only wish to take part in the guided run, this can be provided for £45.00
OPTION 2 – Training camps all year round
Well, the options are really unlimited with literally hundreds of different trail options across the island.
Mount Teide, standing at an impressive 3,718m is Europes highest Volcano and Spains highest mountain, it is tipped with a covering of snow, where temperatures can be 20 degrees cooler than down on the south coast. The Teide National Park, situated high above the clouds, guarantees you tough training conditions, with heat, humidity and altitude all thrown in. The lunar type landscape is a reminder of the history of the island and the massive volcanic eruptions which spilled out the larva flows.
The Ridge, a trail with breathtaking views of Las Canades, Mount Teide and the south coast of Tenerife.
Pine Forests, various trails which are completely different to what can be experienced with the seven canyons, yet still incredibly demanding and challenging. From very steep trails to traverse trails there are unlimited options.
Coastal Trails, with panoramic views and again different levels of challenge.
North Tenerife, a complete contrast to the south with plenty of tree covered trails to keep you occupied.
What type of experience are you after?
- Are you looking for somewhere to train throughout the year with good weather? Would you also like the help of professional experts from the world of sport?
- It could be that you are a seasoned ultra-runner, that would benefit from some tough terrain, warm temperature and high altitude training.
- It could be you are an intermediate runner, looking for a nice climate with stunning scenery and interested in developing your techniques.
- Or maybe you would just like to get away for a short break and enjoy some relaxing walks.
- Swimming, Cycling, Golf, whatever your sport or fancy, Adventure Sports UK & TTR will do its best to provide you with that perfect break.
- You don’t need to be part of a group! Just register solo, and give us a brief of your experience / expectations and we will add you to a suitable group.
Training and recce days for our own race 0-4-0
0-4-0 starts from a beach in Los Realejos, follows a fully marked route to the top of Mount Teide. BUS is offering an organised guided run of the route in JUne 2020 with the actual race launch coming in 2021. If you are interested in the race, why not check it out and get some advanced knowledge of what to expect.
Or – why not mix your training camp with a bit of racing? Tenerife has races all through the year. We can arrange the race entry for you. Here’s a list of some Tenerife races;
Teno Trail – 12km
Asomadero Trail TF – 14km
Ruta Almendros y Volcanes Circuito Trangoworld – 21kn & 14km
Norturna El Medano Circuito Vidatrail – 21km & 14km
IV Carrera de Montaña Icodentrail Circuito Mutua Tinerfeña – 18km
Vertical Trail Guimar 1/2km vertical 4,5km
21k Monte del Agua Circuito Trangoworld K21 Series – 21km
II Contrarreloj de Montaña Buen Paso Circuito Mutua Tinerfeña
Norturna El Medano Circuito Adidas – 30km & 15km
II Circular Taganana Tenerife – 14km
San Miguel Circuito Vidatrail – 21km & 10km
Trail Costa El Sauzal – 10km
Dientes de Sierra Circuito Trangoworld – 34km & 17km
II Los Silos Natur Trail Circuito Mutua Tinerfeña – 15km
Vulcan Race Circuito Trangoworld – 21km
Tenerife Bluetrail – 101km & 50km & 21km
Media El Tanque Circuito Trangoworld – 21km
III Cronoescalada Milla del Vino Circuito Mutua Tinerfeña – 1 mile
Castanate Las Patas Edicion 2012 – 21km
K42 Anaga Circuito Trangoworld – 42km
We offer training packages at great prices with quality accommodation and training sessions on the coast, inland or high mountain, in a group or solo, with or without a guide, with GPS, daytime or night-time, Spinning classes, Indoor Walking…
A Typical Group – Run – Training Package
One week in a 4 star hotel in Puerto de la Cruz
Complete training package
All necessary transports on the island, inc airport collection and departure
From £995 per person*
(The above prices are indicative as times of the year do make a difference). In addition we always bespoke these packages to suit you – the Client. Flights not included.
*Prices based on group activity, per person in a double room. Contact us to find out about staying for longer or shorter periods.
For groups of less than 15 people Full Board is only available at certain times of the year.
We often cater for individual enquiries so please email us with your requirements.
We are happy to offer an alternative selection of accommodation options, from Hotels and Apartments to Private Villas with Pools. Athletes who want to bring their families along are welcome – whist taking part in the running, cycling, swimming, golf etc, their families can relax and soak up the sun or go holiday shopping – night life is plentiful with a good choice of clubs, bars and restaurants.
You will be able to carry out your training, choosing between the many possibilities at your disposal.
If you so wish, we can offer you daily running / training sessions of between 10 and 80km, daytime or night-time, on the coast, inland or on high mountain, in a group or individual, with or without guide or GPS.
We also offer you the possibility of training sessions at the Bahia Beach Gym between 7.00a.m. to 11.00p.m. You can choose between the following activities:
Guided (depending of the timetable):
Functional Training for runners
Unguided (all day):
For more information and for booking do not hesitate to contact us.
(BUS is wholly owned by Ultra Running Limited)
British Ultra Squad (BUS)
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel – 01299 250834
OPTION 3 – The 0-4-0 Race coming in 2021
A new website is currently being developed – so watch this space.
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