unlock your potential

mark allen triathlon experience

Join Mark Allen - six time Ironman World Champion, 10 time Nice International Triathlon Champion and ESPN's 'Greatest Endurance Athlete of All Time' - and unlock your potential in 2024.

Mark will host this triathlon experience of a lifetime at our Chateau in the Loire France in June 2024, ably supported by our team of experienced coaches, sports scientists and therapists. Each training session will be designed to not only make you fitter, faster and stronger but also to engage, educate and encourage you to unlock your hidden potential. All bases are covered - swim-bike-run technique; physiological conditioning; race pacing and strategy; strength & conditioning to enhance performance and prevent injury; mental resilience and life balance; and nutritional health. You will leave with the tools to unlock your hidden potential, becoming a better triathlete, whilst mainitaining balance and enjoying your participation.

You can choose from our 5 day or 7 day experiences, with the former limited to fewer attendees to ensure Mark and our Team have sufficient time with each atttendee. Everyone will enjoy 1-1 assessments and consultations, purposeful small group swim-bike-run training sessions and informative group seminars. This is a unique opportunity to take the next step in your triathlon journey, whatever that looks like for you.

Your whole experience will take place in and around the stunning Chateau de la Motte Henry estate, conveniently located in the Pays de la Loire, France, and readily accessible from all over Western Europe. Throughout your stay you’ll enjoy fresh healthy meals, be given ample opportunity to relax in the 27 acres of woodland grounds and enjoy the stunning Chateau, its period rooms and extensive health and wellness facilities.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT, AND MORE.

5 Day

£2,500 per person

7 Day

£2,750 per person

Pre-retreat 1-1 consultation
Personalised retreat program, including;
  • targeted swim-bike-run sessions
  • continuous technical assessment, including detailed video and 3D analysis
  • informative group seminars and discussions
  • personally tailored advice on race strategy, nutrition and psychology
1-1 physiological and biomechanical analysis
Optional yoga and meditation sessions and sports massage, delivered in our studio and treatment room
Accommodation in the 'fairytale' Chateau de la Motte Henry, with the group having exclusive use of the 27 acre Estate
Nutritious, energising and freshly prepared food and drink, including 3 meals per day and training snacks, tailored to your dietary needs

 

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.

Master Coach

Our Clinics are designed and delivered in partnership with 'The Grip', Mark Allen. With 6 Ironman world titles, 10 Nice International Triathlon wins and a 21 race unbeaten streak, your experience will be transformative, helping you to evolve as an athlete.

QUALITY support

Group Evolution has brought together a highly experienced team of elite and age group triathlon coaches, sports scientists and therapists. Personal service in an enjoyable, relaxing group environment. Approximately 1:2, staffing:guests, ratio

convenient 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. Our revitalisation of the Estate stays true to the Chateau's 19th Century origins and the Estate's historic past.

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.

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 PROGRAM

Everything’s optional, enjoy your time with us.

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

Time Activity
12:00Arrival & Lunch
13:00Familiarisation Tour
14:301-1 Assessments
16:30Body Movement Assessment
Time Activity
18:00Trail Run
19:30Dinner
19:00Ironman Stories Part 1
Time Activity
06:30Optional VO2 Max Run Test
07:30Breakfast
09:00Small Group Swim Assessment & Bodyweight Workout
13:00Lunch
Time Activity
14:30Bike / Run Brick (2-2.5hours)
17:30Swim Review
20:00Dinner
Time Activity
06:00Optional VO2 Max Test Bike
08:00Breakfast
09:00Morning Stretch
10:30Track Run Assessment & Drills
Time Activity
13:00Lunch
14:30Bike Cadence & Power Intervals
17:00Pool Swim
19:00Dinner
21:00Structuring your Training
Time Activity
06:30Breakfast
08:00Long Easy Bike (90-125km)
13:00Lunch
14:00Run Assessment Review
Time Activity
15:30Track Run Session
18:00Nutritional Seminar
19:30Dinner
21:00Q & A
Time Activity
07:00Group Swim
08:30Breakfast
10:00Group Run Assessment
11.30Individual Fitness Assessments
Time Activity
14:00Long Run Pacing Strategies
16:30Bike Trainer / Set Up Session
18:30Race Mindset Seminar
19.30Dinner
Time Activity
06:30Morning Stretch Session
08:00Breakfast
09:30Towpath Run + Hill Form Repeats
12.30Lunch
Time Activity
14:30Bike Interval Sessions / Course Technique
18:00Swim Tips & Purposeful Drills
19:30Dinner
21:00Ironman Stories Part 2
Time Activity
07:30Breakfast
08:30Q&A
10:00Final Swim Key Messages
Time Activity
11:30Optional Run
12:30Buffet Lunch
14:00Departures

UPCOMING RETREATS

Mark Allen Tri Experience (7 day)

11th-17th June 2024 | 7 Days

From £2,750

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Mark Allen Tri Experience (5 day)

19th-23rd June 2024 | 5 Days

From £2,500

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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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