Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Run Lanzarote

Just a week since we returned from a two week break in Lanzarote. A good relaxing holiday but plenty of opportunity to run! Despite the high temperatures, I managed to run 8 days out of 14. My daily run was around 50 minutes along the hilly, rocky coastal trails around the Papagayo Peninsula. There were some big hills to tackle as well as some sandy paths that reminded me of Ainsdale. The hills were particularly challenging - with no real paths to follow - difficult to run in places. Too rocky and dangerous to reach the very top but well worth the effort with some stunning views of Playa Blanca, the Papagayo beaches and across to Fuerteventura. Below are some photos from my holiday training routes.

I took advantage of one cloudy day for a slow 2 hour run along some very challenging paths.

Route on Garmin

Although we didn't get a chance to run together we did manage to meet up with Andy Hudson and Vicky Harvey who were on holiday further down the coast. Tales of my holiday running adventures must have motivated them, the following day they hired bikes for an 80km ride and the day after that ventured out for their first Lanzarote run.


  1. Thanks for sharing your photos of Lanzarote. Papagayo is a lovely area for a run but to go on through the Los Ajaches must have been gruelling!

  2. Second time to the Papagayo Arena - great hotel - out of front door, turn right and run for miles! Some tough trails but great to run how you feel and see where the paths take you. Two weeks not long enough though - I couldn't find a good path up the hills.