Australian Outback Marathon - AustraliaJust wanted to drop you a line to say what an experience we had over the past 4 days. After 8 months of training my big day had arrived. Not knowing how these events run l was quite nervous leading up the run, but as soon as l hopped of the bus in the morning with the music blaring my body relaxed and before I knew it l was off running my first half marathon. I guess what l am trying to say is that this is one of the best experiences we have had in life and to share it with so many other people especially the kids in the photos we are so thankful for yourself and the whole Travelling Fit crew who made this experience for us pretty much a once in a lifetime opportunity. This will be something we will never forget.Just a quick note of my appreciation for all your help and assistance with coordinating my booking for this year’s AOM. It was great to meet you finally and put a face to the name after months of emailing. I think you and the entire team at Travelling Fit did an awesome job in coordinating and keeping happy some 500 odd runners and supporters, which I know is no easy feat! I hope you got some downtime when you returned on Monday but I would have to say this was THE best organised event/tour I have ever done – all the thinking was made for me and it was fantastic. I look forward to doing another event with Travelling Fit in the near future.My girlfriend and I recently completed the world famous Australian Outback Marathon. Although it has been a couple of weeks since the run, we just wanted to say congratulations and thank you once again for organising such a wonderful event! We both had an unforgettable time in the Northern Territory and can't wait for the next run. The organisation and service provided by Travelling Fit was world class. All of the Travelling Fit staff and representatives were friendly and approachable, providing a friendly smile at every opportunity. They are to be highly commended for putting on such a tremendous event! A special mention has to go to our travel consultant Lee. He provided us with all of the relevant information in the lead up to the event, and entertained us with some great stories during the 'Silence of Sound' Celebration dinner. The trip provided such a unique experience - one we were privileged to share with other runners from around the globe. They say marathoners are a 'special' breed and they are not wrong. We met so many inspiring people along the way....prompting us to re-challenge ourselves once again. A day after we got home we booked our next marathon in Adelaide in late August. We will continue to spread the word on what an amazing service Travelling Fit provided us along the way. All the best and thanks again.I wanted to email and say thank-you for one of the best (in fact maybe it is the best) races I have ever run. It was an exceptional experience and the organisation by Travelling Fit was superb. You guys really did think of EVERYTHING and I have never run a race where so much was included from the meal the night before to a really good running t-shirt (usually I wear the t-shirt as pjs!) to all the food at the event and the wonderful support and camaraderie. It was a very special event and definitely a worthy bucket list adventure!As we return to ‘normal’ life today it would be remiss of me not to take some time to send a quick note regarding our experience over the last five days. I made the decision to sign up for Australian Outback Marathon last August and after some procrastination and in decision, I was lucky to have a friend decide to come along on the journey who was super organised and took hold of the booking process. While I had imagined it would be an amazing adventure nothing quite prepared me for what I would gain from the experience and a lot of this comes down to the amazing organisation of the event and your team on the ground. A particular thanks to our amazing hotel liaison! We were made to feel welcome from the outset at the airport and the delivery of the race packs at the hotel, especially since we were the only two to arrive at our hotel on that flight and were a day early! The accommodation was more than adequate, the meals were fantastic and even catered for a fussy eater, the extra activities were great and another opportunity to meet others. The race briefing and opening ceremony while serving an important purpose of the pre race preparation, created a general excitement among the group. The general friendliness and engagement with the other competitors encapsulated the whole experience. We certainly met some amazing people on the way including the locals. While everyone has their own motivation and reason for completing the race, I hope they all take from it as much as we did! Thanks again and who knows we may be back one day!
Bagan Temple Marathon - MyanmarAbsolutely fantastic experience. So glad to have competed in this event, despite the 42 degree temp on the day. Burma was amazing and the Tour Guides who we dealt with were extremely informative, personable, fun and professional. We met some great people from around the world who we have continued to keep in touch with. I highly recommend this event, it was well organised, a true adventure marathon, great to experience Burma before it becomes another Thailand. For me the highlight of the trip also was the Balloon ride over the Bagan Temples, as well as finishing the race!!!The Bagan Temple Marathon trip was fantastic. I had one of the best holidays that I can recall. I was very pleasantly surprised by how well organised the whole trip was (given that it's the first time) and also at how luxurious the hotels / resorts were. I would strongly recommend the trip to anyone considering it.The marathon was great, but challenging because of the heat. The Bagan Temple area is fascinating, and running through it was great. The second half of the marathon became a matter of survival, however, as it got incredibly hot. Pretty slow times, but who cares. The experience was great.
Berlin Marathon - GermanyWe love Travelling Fit! The hotel you chose in Berlin and the functions you put on were great. We're three races into the six World Marathon Majors and each of our experiences has been top notch. The Travelling Fit team ensure we have a bit of fun and keepThe hotel used for the Berlin Marathon was fantastic with nice big rooms and great location. A winner! Also, the city tour in Berlin was brilliant! Travelling Fit puts a lot of thought and effort into giving their runners a wonderful experience. Well done!I just wanted to pass on a huge thanks for the wonderful runs I’ve just returned from! Medoc and Berlin were a blast, incredibly well organised and fun from end to end (except for a bit in the middle there, but it was a very long way!)
I truly appreciated Lee’s gorgeous warm and professional nature, our groups were diverse and numerous but we were corralled with a smile and on time, on task and enjoying every minute. I don’t know how he did it! I was gobsmacked at Lee’s ability to go nonstop over very long, very packed days, swanning between the travellers adding to our experience, sorting out details, going the extra mile to point out directions, taking solo bods like me under his wing so we were never without a social option – to me it turns a run into an experience, and one that I’m happy to pay for and that will keep me returning to Travelling Fit.
Special mention goes to the equally amazing Ally who added to the whole experience with her own warmth, she was so lovely and friendly and happy to step in to help us all along – they were a slick double act! And not to be left off the list of thanks, the fabulous Tina behind the scenes who is like a virtual running fairy godmother, ironing out details and dealing with more t-shirt questions than a sane person should have to. Safe to say I am utterly beaming, and couldn’t be happier with my experience.
Runs #4 and #5 with Travelling Fit are now ticked off, I can only hope Antarctica next year goes just as well! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for me beyond that!
My sincere thanks once again; Lee, Ally, Tina, Mari-Mar and the entire Travelling Fit Team, you are truly brilliant at what you do, please keep doing it!Travelling Fit have helped given us the opportunity to travel to so many places not only for 'a run' but all the before and after event adventures. Even better, our daughter has started to get the marathon bug so who knows where that will take her. (Chile in 2020?) So many of our friends just sit at home and watch sport or a holiday is travelling to Queensland every couple of years (not that there is anything wrong with QLD) but because of you Teresa and I are out there travelling the world. After Berlin, Teresa will be only two marathons away from her six point star which is pretty good as she only started running as part of her stroke therapy 11 months before Chicago 2016 and the Travelling Fit family (staff and all the runners) have played a huge part in getting her there. Cheers and thanks again for your fantastic support and patience.I was recommended Travelling Fit by some friends who did the Berlin Marathon the previous year. They were absolutely right. The tour guides on site were exceptional; friendly helpful and encouraging , especially for a first time marathoner. The Movenpick hotel was perfectly placed to access restaurants, Mall of Berlin and the U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations. The other team members were typical of runners; friendly and happy to share in the successes of others. I was a little sad to see the experience end and I would definitely recommend Travelling Fit for any person who wants a stress-free marathon experience.We have just completed the Berlin Marathon with Travelling Fit. What a wonderful experience! The Movenpick Hotel was a great choice in hotel as the room was comfortable, spacious, quiet, well-equipped and ideal in location to the shops, race start and expo. The hotel has an excellent restaurant and the breakfast variety was perfect. We were impressed with the Traveling Fit organization of the excellent pasta dinner, the after-race party, the superb drive around the city with excellent guides talking about the sights and the Aussie runners that we met were a fun group. Also we have to say we really liked the design and quality of your Travelling Fit t-shirt for the Berlin Marathon as better than the finisher's shirt!Just wanted to say a big thank you for everything u do and did to ensure comfort and good prep for the marathon! I didn't get to spend much time with you and the crew throughout the experience but I never felt uncomfortable. You are very professional and I was so happy to be there helping represent Travelling Fit!! The marathon itself was another great experience!! You will be definitely hearing from me in the near future!! Thanks again.I rarely use travel companies as I am quite happy to sort out the travel details myself. However, the smooth operation of Traveling Fit has had me back twice, and more trips planned. So, focusing on event travel is your speciality. Stick to it.I have to say my experience has been great right through. I dealt with various team members of yours and all were fabulous. I would never have run an international major marathon if it wasn't for you guys. Too many uncertainties and trial and errors if I had to do this all by myself. Truly thank you from the bottom of my heart!It's been a few weeks since the Berlin Marathon and my first Travelling Fit experience. Just wanted to say that both were great! Everything was well organised and ran smoothly from my perspective!! Thank you for everything, I will no doubt be using Travelling Fit again in the future to feed my hunger for travel and running!!Having just returned from the Berlin Marathon experience I just want to say CONGRATULATIONS on a job really well done! The entire time in Germany was made so easy and uncomplicated by your excellent planning and management. It is so good to see company members who clearly love what they do, it sends out good vibes that are infectious. I have no doubt at all that I am going to be a "Travelling Fit" client for many years to come and along the way will be referring as many potential clients to your business as I can. As you well know, referrals are gold but they only come because you are doing a great job, so give yourselves a big pat on the back because you are all running a great business and deserve the success I am sure you will receive. Thanks for making our holiday a most memorable one. I am looking forward to my next adventure with Travelling Fit.This is just a short note of thanks and appreciation for the efforts by you and your team. I've recovered well from Berlin and started back with some easy running!!! Racing in an unknown part of the world always brings about some mixed feelings and anxiety. However, meeting Achim and the team soon settled all that. Achim, Axyl, Marsha and Julie (Travelling Fit Representatives) have to be the most professional and enthusiastic team I've come across by far! Talk about people who love their job! Nothing was too hard for them and they couldn't have done enough to make us feel so welcome in Berlin. I'm certain the entire Australian team would feel the same - we all felt right at home. It's easy to get lost in Berlin and a simple call to Achim and your back on track! The race itself was "fast" and exciting! Thanks again for all your efforts and looking forward to the next one!!!WOW! One of the best weekends ever (2012 BMW Berlin Marathon). Achim was amazing, his level of organization, enthusiasm and support for all of us was really impressive. Julia and Marcia were also so great, they are all such positive people - most of the time I had to pinch myself to see if I was dreaming. Apart from the marathon itself, Achim took us to a penthouse restaurant (you may have been there) afterwards where we saw the sun set and moon rise simultaneously whilst looking out over Berlin from 10 stories up. The after party - what a hoot! Again Achim positioned us so that we saw the winner walk to the stage right past us, very uplifting. I felt like I knew them all so well after only 3 days, the rest of the Aussies were also great people, only mistake - didn't take you up on the Oktoberfest option! Lock me in for next year. Thanks so much for all your help in making this happen - very grateful.