Austria 19 – Marathon Talk Run Retreat

Join Martin and Holly on the 2019 Marathon Talk Austria Run Retreat July 1st to 7th 2019. 

BOOK YOUR PLACE at [email protected] (Subject MTAUT19). Only 14 places available.

Nestled in the foothills of the Austrian region of Styria you’ll stay in an incredible traditional mountain villa dating back the mid 1800’s.  The villa overlooks a beautiful lake with nothing but birdsong to accompany you. It’s peaceful and quiet with amazing running right from the front door. This is a running retreat designed to inspire your running, be full of relaxation and recharge opportunity, and be an active, fun holiday.

The villa is spacious and relaxing, with lots of opportunity to be social in the lounge, dining room, bar or outside on the decking or balcony. Alternatively there is plenty of space to grab a quiet moment to yourself.

There are several accommodation options. (selectable on booking). All rooms are beautifully furnished, spacious and clean. Costs are inclusive per person for the full week (including all food, drink and airport transfers but excluding flights to Vienna).

1) Superior double suite. There are two apartments for double occupancy. Each of these has a large bedroom, ensuite bathroom and luxury living room area. £950pp

2) Luxury double room. There are 4 luxury double rooms (single occupancy) with ensuite, balconies and lake or forest views.  £1,100 pp

3) Standard double room. (Single occupancy) £950pp

4) Twin room (double occupancy) £850pp.


This year will be joined by Sue Pearson (from Kangaroo Island, Australia). Sue is a professional chef who will be catering for guests all week.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided each day. [Apart from Saturday when we eat out as a group in the local town of Mariazell).


The running is varied and the week will be a mix of exploring mountains, forests and lakes. The terrain is mostly gravel fire track or wooded single track and is not too aggressive. The villa sits in a valley and so there is undulating but also flat running available. Most of the running is done from the door of the villa and there are many routes available. All of the runs are guided by us and we stay together. Runs include a longer coffee shop run (20k), a flat interval session, two ‘summit runs’ to local Austrian peaks (this does involve a cable car up!), lake side runs (with optional lake swims!), and a beautiful run along the Mariazell pilgrimage trail for ice cream!

Find out more about the trip with blogs from previous MTAUT guests Anna and Sarah.

BOOK YOUR PLACE at [email protected] (Subject MTAUT19). Only 14 places available.