THE NEXT LEVEL

Market-leading triathlon performance retreat

Delivered in partnership with leading professional coaches and supported by Olympians Marc & Helen Jenkins, our triathlon performance retreat will take you to the next level. You will enjoy a uniquely personalised experience: physiological and biomechanical assessments; 1-1 swim, bike and run technical analysis; personal consultation on your 'A' race strategy; and impactful group training sessions. Relax in the company of elite athletes and like-minded individuals at our stunning 19th Century Chateau. For 2020 you also benefit from private transfers to the Chateau from local airports and train stations, a welcome 'goodie' bag on arrival and discounts on Huub equipment.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

HASSLE-FREE, PERSONALISED RETREATS WITH

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT, AND MORE.

Luxurious en-suite accommodation in the recently refurbished, 'fairytale' Chateau de la Motte Henry

Nutritious and energising food and drink, including 3 meals per day, training snacks and energy products

Superb on-site sporting facilities – running trail, high performance gym, 25m swimming pool and open water lake

Great social and relaxation areas - lakeside decking, walled garden, woodland paths, secret picnic spots

Internationally renowned guest coaches and athletes

Free bike transfers from the UK and personal transfers from local airports and train stations

Substantial discount on Huub equipment and 'goodie' bag on arrival

VO2 Max, RMR and RER fitness assessment

Neuromuscular and functional movement screen

Analysis of your running gait, cycling technique and swimming stroke

Consultation on your 'A' race: the course and its challenges

Supported group cycling sessions across the picturesque rolling terrain of the Mayenne and the Alpes Mancelles.

Group swimming sessions (pool and open water) and running activities 

STUNNING VENUE

Gorgeous Chateau, with luxury, boutique style accommodation, superb sports facilities, and welcoming social areas, set in 9 hectares of beautiful woodland grounds. Referenced in Times Top 20 Chateaux.

ELITE LEVEL TRAINING

Our retreats are designed and delivered in partnership with leading international elite triathletes, Marc and Helen Jenkins. 1-1 assessments and group training programs are designed to be enjoyable, informative and help you evolve as an athlete.

QUALITY COACHING

Group Evolution has partnered with Marc and Helen Jenkins to build a highly experienced team of elite and age group level triathlon coaches, sports scientists and therapists. Personal service in an enjoyable, relaxing group environment. Approximately 1:3, staffing:guests, ratio

QUALITY LOCATION

Easily accessible from the UK and Europe, yet peaceful and uncrowded. Our wonderful corner of the Loire, where historically significant sites and the tranquil beauty of the Mayenne merge with a deep cultural heritage and the vibrant French chic of the local markets, shops and spas.

PERIOD LUXURY

Individually designed en-suite bedrooms, stunning renovated sitting rooms and cosy reading areas inspire and relax whilst staying true to the Chateau's heritage.

ELITE LEVEL ANALYSIS

Our approach combines the latest sports science theory with practical coaching experience of what works for top age group athletes. We then add the real world experience of what makes the difference at elite level.

DELICIOUS FOOD

All meals and snacks are provided. Our eye-catching meals are designed to support your active lifestyle but also to be tasty and excite. Snacks are available for the times in between. And homemade energy bars are available for those longer efforts.

UNRIVALLED ON-SITE FACILITIES

Woodchip running trail, performance gym, swimming pool, lake and yoga studio for the active. Woodland paths, secluded picnic spots, lakeside decking and a walled garden for relaxation. You need never leave the grounds of the Chateau.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Everything’s optional, enjoy your time with us.

* Click on each day to see what's on offer

TimeActivity
15:00Welcome Reception
16:00Familiarisation Tour
17:30Group Run
TimeActivity
19:00Individual Fitness Assessments
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
07:30Breakfast
09:00Group Cycle
12:00Nutritional Seminar
13:00Lunch
TimeActivity
14:30Group Swim Analysis
17:00Individual Fitness Assessments
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
07:00Sunrise Yoga
08:00Breakfast
09:00Group Cycle
13:00Lunch
TimeActivity
14:30Group Excursions
17:30Group Run
18:30Individual Fitness Assessments
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
06:30Open Water Swim
08:30Breakfast
10:30Group Run Intervals
12:00Individual Fitness Assessments
13:00Lunch
TimeActivity
14:30Group Cycling Assessment
16:30Individual Fitness Assessments
18:30Individual Fitness Assessments
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
07:00Group Swim
08:30Breakfast
10:00Group Run Assessment
11.30Individual Fitness Assessments
TimeActivity
12.30Lunch
13:30Group Cycle (Long Ride)
19:00Individual Fitness Assessments
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
06:30Group Sprint Triathlon
09:30Breakfast
11.00Race Strategy Seminar
12.00Individual Fitness Assessments
13.00Lunch
TimeActivity
14:30Group Excursions
18:00Evening Pilates
19:00Individual Fitness Assessments
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
07:00Sunrise Yoga
08:00Breakfast
TimeActivity
09:30Awards
10:45Guests Depart

UPCOMING RETREATS

Performance Triathlon Retreat

26th March - 1st April 2020 | The Next Level

From £1,250
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room, single person supplement from £350. Larger group discounts.

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Performance Triathlon Retreat

13th - 19th May | The Next Level

From £1250
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room, single person supplement £350. Large group discounts.

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Performance Triathlon Retreat

20th - 26th May | The Next Level

From £1250
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room. Single person supplement - £350. Large group discounts.

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THE VENUE

Chateau de la Motte Henry is a beautiful, 19th Century Chateau set in over 9 hectares of glorious parkland in the Pays de la Loire. Easy to get to from the UK and mainland Europe, the Chateau is equipped with first class health, fitness and leisure facilities to allow guests to relax and reenergise. The spacious accommodation remains true to the Chateau’s heritage, updated for modern convenience.

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HEALTHY, NUTRITIOUS FOOD

LOVINGLY PREPARED

Our nutritionist and chef have designed an eye-catching, delicious menu, founded in local, organic produce. We serve the highest quality, locally produced organic food to produce an energising and detoxifying menu throughout your stay. Vegetarians and vegans catered for.

SAMPLE MENU

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BREAKFAST

Home-made Bircher pot

Banana and cinnamon bread

Selection of chia jams and nut butter

Apple sausage breakfast burger

“Get up and go” energising smoothies

Fresh orange and grapefruit juice

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LUNCH

Salmon fishcakes with chilli lime dipping sauce

Edamame and quinoa salad

Raw beet and pear salad with lemon dressing

Minted cucumber and tomato salad

Fennel and rocket salad

Cos Salad

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DINNER

Vegetable and chicken soup

Spelt rolls

Feel good fish pie

Green beans

Steamed kale

Mango sorbet

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