2008 News Archive - Holidays - Top rugby team chooses Lanzarote
06 02 2007
Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands, was recently chosen by a leading rugby league side for a pre-season getaway.
The Warrington Wolves chose the breathtaking island to foster a sense of team spirit, gain some fitness and enjoy a spot of relaxation in the sun. According to prop forward Paul Wood, all three objectives were achieved during a thoroughly enjoyable week.
"There was sun, sea, sand and a lot of very hard training," he said, in an article for the Crewe Guardian.
And while the players doubtlessly enjoyed their time in the beautiful January sunshine, Wood admits that it made the training exercises all the more difficult.
"At 9:30am we would all meet up on the training field for a sprint session and fitness session. These were very intense as we were training in 25 degrees temperatures. Once the morning sessions were over we would all meet for dinner and then chill by the pool until it was time for the gym," he added.
Fellow holidaymakers will have been astonished to witness such an exercise regime, as Lanzarote is typically associated with absolute rest and relaxation.
With beautiful scenery, a number of picturesque beaches and mild temperatures throughout the year, most visitors spend their days in as leisurely a fashion as possible.
Situated 70 miles from Africa, Lanzarote is a great choice for those seeking a holiday before or after the peak season. It is also a volcanic island, which ensures visitors can enjoy a number of outstanding tours exploring the truly majestic landscape.