Race Preparation Camps

Gain the Edge

Our race preparation camps are delivered in partnership with some of the world's leading professional coaches to help you get race ready and peak at the right time, both mentally and physically. Camps are all-inclusive; with luxurious accomodation, food and drink, coaching and coaching support all included. Some camps are open to all, others only open to those qualified or looking to qualify for the GB Age Group Team competing at the European and World Championships.

Attendees will benefit from a series of group, small group and 1-1 sessions, overseen by our coaches, sports scientists and therapists. Physiological assessments, both cardiopulmonary and lactate testing, will help determine your sustainable race thresholds. Technique will be evaluated - optimising bike dynamics, running economy and swim efficiency - with practical advice on the adjustments that will enhance your race performance. A functional strength screen will identify structural weaknesses and mitigate injury risk. And group sessions will prepare you for the particular demands of your race, with course briefings and race tactics also discussed in detail.

You also get to sample the delights of Chateau de la Motte Henry - delicious and nutritious meals, great health & fitness facilities and expansive grounds - your new home-away-from-home. All in the company of like-minded individuals.

2024 European Championships

Prepare for Coimbra

5th - 11th April

25th April - 1st May

Hosted by joel filliol & BTF Level 3 Coaches

From £930

(including Brit Tri discount)

Get Ready to Race

Prepare for your 'A' Race

9th - 15th July

Hosted by Mark Livesey & Caroline Livesey

From £1,125

(including Brit Tri discount)

2024 World Championships

Prepare for Malaga

5th - 10th September

11th - 16th September

Hosted by BTF Level 3 Coaches (to be announced)

From £760

(including Brit Tri discount)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

tailored training, AND much MORE.

Pre-retreat consultations, discussing objectives, training status and injury history

Race simulations and support, including course briefing and race tactics (members of coaching team will have visited Coimbra and Malaga)

Race entry to local triathlon (July camp only)

Physiological assessments, including cardio-pulmonary race threshold assessment (using Cardiocoach Pro) and/or lactate threshold testing

Biomechanical assessment of bike dynamics (aerodynamic assessment available), running economy (in race kit, when fresh and stressed or in differing shoe types), and swim efficiency (in and out of wet suit)

Functional strength screen, assessing possible assymmetries and weaknesses to help identify and mitigate injury risk

Tailored training, including:

  • group and small group swim-bike-run sessions, highlighting potential marginal gains
  • informative seminars, covering race strategy, nutrition and mental preparation

Comfortable accommodation in Chateau de la Motte Henry

Nutritious and energising food and drink, including all meals and training snacks

Exclusive use of the 27 acre Chateau Estate, its superb sporting facilities and social and relaxation areas

Transfers from local train stations, free bike storage and support van all included

Bike hire, sports massage and group yoga classes are available (extra)

QUALITY COACHING

Group Evolution has assembled a highly experienced team of elite and age group level triathlon coaches, sports scientists and therapists. Personal service in an enjoyable, relaxing group environment.

tailored training

Training programmes are tailored to the demands of your race and your strengths and weaknesses, with a level of analysis that simply doesn't happen elsewhere.

superb environment

Easily accessible, yet peaceful and uncrowded. En-suite bedrooms, stunning social spaces and great health & fitness facilities inspire and relax. Eye-catching meals support your active lifestyle, with tasty snacks available for the times in between.

Expert ANALYSIS

Our approach combines the latest sports science practice 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.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

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Time Activity
ArrivalLunch
14:00Familiarisation Tour
16:00Initial briefing & Group Swim Session
Time Activity
18.15Swim Seminar
19:30Pre-dinner snacks
20:00Dinner
Time Activity
07:001-1 Physiological Assessments
08:00Breakfast
09:00Group Bike Session
12:30Lunch
Time Activity
14:00Individual Consultations / Assessments
16:00Small Group Sessions
18:00Bike Strategy Seminar
19:30Dinner
Time Activity
06:301-1 Physiological Assessments
08:00Breakfast
09:00Group Run Session
11:00Group Swim Session
12:30Lunch
Time Activity
14:30Small Group Sessions
16:00Individual Consultations / Assessments
18:00Run Course Seminar
19:30Dinner
Time Activity
06:301-1 Physiological Assessments
07:30Breakfast
08:30Group Bike Session
11:30Brick Run
12:30Lunch
Time Activity
14:00Small Group Sessions
15:00Individual Consultations / Massage Therapy
17:30Group Swim Session
18:30Race Strategy Seminar
19:30Dinner
Time Activity
06:30Breakfast
08:00Race Practice
13.00Lunch
Time Activity
14:30Individual Consultations
16.00Small Group Sessions
18.30Q&A
19.30Dinner
Time Activity
06:30Breakfast
08:001-1 Consultations
10.00Optional Small Group Swim or Run
Time Activity
12:30Buffet Lunch
14.00Optional Bike
18.30Departures

UPCOMING RETREATS

Prepare for Coimbra 2024

5th-11th April 2024 | 6 or 7 days

From £1,240

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Prepare for Coimbra 2024 (host Joel Filliol)

25th April - 1st May 2024 | 6 or 7 days

From £1,600
6 or 7 days

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Get Ready to Race

9th - 15th July 2024 | 7 days

From £1,500
Single room supplement £250

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Prepare for Malaga 2024

5th-10th September 2024 | 6 days

From £1,040

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Prepare for Malaga 2024

11th-16th September 2024 | 6 days

From £1,040

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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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