Training Camps 2017

So with winter just around the corner it is time to start to think about this winters training. Club La Santa is one of the best places in the world for winter training. With its world class facilities, good weather, smooth roads with amazing climbs.

Triliving Long Distance Camp – 9th – 19th March 2017

This will be the 8th year of this very successful and popular Long Distance Camp.

The Camp for 2017 will follow a very similar format as in previous years and will be again 10 days. This actually means athletes only need to take one more day off work but gives you 3 extra days to train.

This camp is again ideally timed for people to use as a key block of training going into their early IM races or to use it as a Volume block of training for their latter IM races.

In 2010 and 2015 I used this camp as a key period in my preparation for the 2010 and 2015 Lanzarote IM, it really was the perfect timing and I know helped me tremendously to prepare for the race and to go on to qualify for Hawaii. For 2017 I plan to use it as winter base for a year of half IM racing.

There really is no minimum standard required but it is asked that athletes are realistic to there abilities as the training will be hard and the volume high.

So if you want to escape the worst of the winter at benefit from a key block of training then join me and my team along with the others on the camp for this high volume but very relaxed and informal training camp.

Little emphasis will be placed onto technique and no time spent in the lecture room. However every session will be planned out and explained well in advance so that everyone goes into every session with clear goals and expectations. There will also be plenty of time for informal chat over coffee!

Aims of the camp will be:

  • For a high volume week of training.
  • An extra emphasis on the cycling.
  • To include key race specific Ironman conditioning sessions.
  • To work on the Mental toughness required for Ironman.
  • To consider good recovery.
  • To work on race nutrition and hydration.

For more information on the camp and how to book:


Triliving Volcano Camp – 20th to 30th April

This is the 17th year I have organised this Volcano Training Camp. The aim is to produce a training, racing and life experience that is unequaled.

The training: There will be plenty of opportunity to train, but every session will have reasons behind its madness.

Technical aspects: Throughout the whole course an emphasis will be placed on technique and skills. This will be backed up by individual assessment and video work.

Lectures: To cover all aspects of triathlon. Training methods, techniques, and programmes. Swim Bike & Run technique. Equipment. Diet & fluid replacement plus others.

Practical feedback: It is our aim to provide each course member with as much individual feedback as possible to help establish strengths and weaknesses, heart rate zones and other useful data.

Volcano International triathlon: At the end of the camp you have the opportunity to take part in a truly classic and iconic Olympic distance triathlon.

For more information on the camp and how to book:


November Coaching Tip!

Time for winter training – And in my experience the people who are the most motivated, dedicated and fastest now are not the ones who are most motivated, dedicated and fastest when it really counts latter in the year!