Berlin Marathon - GermanyThis 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.Thank you for enabling me to participate in the Berlin Marathon. I had a blast and ran way ahead of my fitness level to finish in 3:09. Logistics went according to plan and the hotel was both comfortable and well located. We were so well looked after I felt like an Olympian. I was also delighted to listen to Charlie, one of Deek’s indigenous runners. I congratulate Travelling Fit for supporting the cause. I remain in awe of Deek’s humane contribution to the Aboriginal plight and I respect Charlie absolutely. He spoke brilliantly and connected very meaningfully with the entire audience. A sincere thank you once again and congratulations on running such a wonderful business.
Big Five Marathon - South AfricaFrom our initial enquiry with Travelling Fit, right through to arriving home from our amazing experience we could not be happier. As a family of six with three runners and three spectators there was some ‘out of the usual’ requirements with accommodation but nothing was too much trouble. We are far from serious runners but rather were looking for a family holiday with a run as part of that and it worked out perfectly for all of us. This is the second time I have travelled with Travelling Fit and it won’t be the last, I love all of the inclusions/tours available. Couldn’t be happier - thank you.What an experience! I can't say enough about the this amazing trip doing the Big 5 (half)! I'm so glad I stayed at WILDSIDE, with the best group of runners and spectators ever! The facilities were a perfect mix of comfort and real African bush experience. Amazing food and lovely staff. The run was something else - that hill! And the fun and shenanigans at the starting line was hilarious. And the after party! Oh, and of course the animals! The rangers and staff were fantastic, very capable (especially when the lions and elephants came to visit!) and their knowledge and love for the place was amazing. I learnt so much. Thanks to Travelling Fit and everyone involved in making this possible!The Big5 Half Marathon...an indescribably amazing experience!!
South Africa is like my home away from home, so to finish my first half marathon in a country I love, literally brought tears to my eyes (thank goodness I had sunnies for the photos!) EVERYTHING was so well organised, accommodation and food were amazing, (no need to worry if you have any dietary requirements), staff at Wildside along with our tour leader were genuinely friendly, knowledgeable, and nothing was too much trouble - heading out on one game drive, we jokingly asked to see baby cheetahs, giraffe and lion... well, we asked, we got!!! All three!! And for added bonus, we saw cheetah Mum too. The event itself is....... challenging! There is 4K of mountain which I think has been mistakenly referred to as a 'hill', sand, rocks and not quite as much oxygen around as we are used to. I wouldn't change a thing.
A huge, heart felt 'Thank you' to Travelling Fit and Entabeni Game Reserve for making my first half marathon an experience I will never forget. Bring on the next challenge!The Big Five Marathon was quite simply an amazing experience put together by an amazing team. From the moment I booked the tour right through to the hotel which was booked for me and the Travelling Fit running shirt that was designed specifically for the event, it was all, by far, much more than I expected.This was a great event. I met so many wonderful and inspirational runners from first-time marathoners to a lady who was going to do her 174th. The events like game drives, ballooning, extra drives for specialty interests are all great. They tour leader, staff, rangers made the whole experience very, very pleasant. I was woken up by hippo sounds every morning. As for the marathon, it is a toughy; practice your hills and soft sand running.The most unbelievable running experience of my life and I have done a lot of adventure runs. Just the fact you know the animals are there, the terrain and views and the continued encouragement of anyone you met along the way, could not recommend this enough!!!Well the dust has settled on our African Adventure, and what a blast it has been! I don’t even know where to begin to try and put into words how amazing it was. Surprisingly it wasn’t all about the marathon..I enjoyed every minute of it – thank you to the awesome runners that made up our fun group, the super cool rangers and the gorgeous staff Entabeni Game Reserve was the perfect setting for this Marathon… from the different running terrains, wild animals and the hill…But after 42km it was all worth it.. that feeling you get when it’s all over will stay with me forever.Our package was very comprehensive and tailored to our needs. It was great to have someone else do all the hard work - thank you!I just wanted to say thanks for all your help organising our trip to South Africa. It was absolutely brilliant! Entabeni was everything that I hoped that it would be and while I didn’t have the ideal preparation for the run (not very well the night before) it was an awesome experience. I enjoyed it so much that I would like to go back next year and have a go at the full marathon. Sue and I both loved Cape Town. It is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. Our hotel was great and it was only a 100 metre walk and we were on the waterfront. The shark dive was amazing!! It was looking like we wouldn’t see anything for a while and then we got a call from another boat. The other boat had seen 1 shark and they were about to leave so we went into Shark Alley to take over their spot. We spotted the shark straight away so the guys put the cage in the water. We ended up seeing 5 sharks in total. The smallest was about 2.5m and the biggest was 4m. What an incredible experience. Once again, thanks for all your help in organising a trip of a lifetime!
Boston Marathon - USARunning Boston was my ultimate goal and was so happy to finally get there. The Travel Doc App was the best! Was great not to carry and not worry where I packed my paperwork. The hotel was in a great location and the pre-race pasta dinner put on by Travelling Fit was delicious as it took away the hassle of finding somewhere to eat the night before the race. It was great to have Boston Marathon as my final major to complete my six stars and thankful to get the opportunity through Travelling Fit.The support and service from the Travelling Fit team was outstanding, the reminders when items were due and the personal touch was much appreciated.This was my 10th Travelling Fit running package and I can’t say enough about the individual attention and time given to me in making sure I have a great customer experience. Staff are always quick to reply and proactive in offering to handle and do additional things for me like flight suggestions, side trips, reminders to get visas, ESTA, etc. Plus having done a few trips now I love meeting up with familiar friends over the years and getting to know the different staff members better. Keep up the brilliant work Travelling Fit. The move to the SmartTrips app was a great idea this time as well to eliminate additional paper you needed to carry. I look forward to completing my 6 majors with you later this year. Thanks for making that possible Thank you Travelling Fit for all your great work and making it so seamless for me to do what I love - run and travel.I came across Travelling Fit over 5 years ago when I decided to embark on my first marathon! And with every marathon event since then, I have had the Travelling Fit staff supporting me! It’s one of the reasons why I am motivated to keep doing marathons! There's never been anything too small or too big for Travelling Fit to help me with! The addition of "exotic" race events has been of tremendous value add and gives Travelling Fit the differentiator! Thank you for getting me to Boston this year!They say that what does not kill you makes you stronger. You all know the conditions we had in Boston and I am pretty certain Travelling Fit are under selling the major part they played in looking after us all. A big thank you from me but I know I speak from all the Travelling Fit runners when I say, without Travelling Fit’s help it would have been a lot harder. Honestly we were going to run in any conditions, but you walked us all to the bus pickup area and worst still stayed in the pouring rain and cold until the last finisher crossed the line, and made sure we were all OK throughout the night and the next day. Thank you!Boston marathon was a truly incredible experience. The pre -departure support from Travelling Fit was great, replies were prompt, questions always answered, I felt very well supported. The event itself and finishing the 6 world majors was amazing! Despite the cold weather, rain and snow it really was the best day. Thanks for helping make this happen Travelling Fit!We have just returned from Boston and completed the 6 majors with Travelling Fit. It has been an amazing journey over the last 5 years. Thanks to all the staff for making it so simple and enjoyable. I would do it all again if my wife would let meThe marathon. Where do I start? It was the most amazing experience. We were treated like royalty wherever we went in Boston. Everyone thanked us for coming to Boston and thanked us for running. It was very cold a few days before but on the day perfect (for me who hates cold). The crowd was enormous both sides of the road the whole 42k course probably dozens deep in most places all shouting and cheering. The Travelling Fit shirts were perfect. Many called out "go Australia" or "ozzie ozzie ozzie" or by our names. More importantly it was a very comfortable shirt to wear so congrats to those involved. I would not have missed it for the world.