Going Long

Middle and Long Distance Camp, with Mark Pearce

Our unique triathlon clinics bring together some of the UK's leading triathlon coaches, sports scientists and physiotherapists. Our Team provides an environment within which you can take stock and discover how you can become your best. During this long distance camp Mark Pearce, head coach at Intelligent Triathlon, will lead your swimming, cycling and running training. With quality sessions delivered on-site and through the high quality roads and trails of the Mayenne, we will help prepare you for the season ahead. Your immediate and future goals will be reviewed in small groups and 1-1, helping you to plan your way forward. You will enjoy informative seminars, covering the latest thinking in race psychology, personal nutrition and efficient training.

Its not all about the training: whilst with us you will be able to sample our delicious meals and home-made snacks, relax in our 9 hectares of grounds and enjoy our great health and fitness facilities. All in the company of like-minded individuals, at our stunning 19th Century Chateau.

You will leave with a clear idea of your improvement pathway, furnished with personalised reports and recommended programs to incorporate into your future training.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT, AND MORE.

£1,400 per person, shared

£300 sole occupancy supplement
£100 daily supplement to extend your stay to 7 or 8 nights

Pre-retreat consultations, discussing objectives and training status

Targeted assessment and training, including:

  • supported group training rides through the picturesque and quiet undulating roads of the Mayenne
  • track sessions and trail runs all off-road and within easy reach of the Chateau
  • combined open water and pool based swim sessions, making full use of amazing 5-lane, 25m pool
  • informative seminars, covering race psychology, nutritional habits and efficient training methods
  • small group and 1-1 focused swim-bike-run sessions (as appropriate)

 

Post retreat reporting, suggested swim, bike, run and S&C sessions and training tips

Optional biomechanical and physiological assessments

On-site sports massage and sports yoga

6 nights accommodation in Chateau de la Motte Henry

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

Option to extend your stay to 7 or 8 nights.

 

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.

targeted TRAINING

Our retreats are designed and delivered in partnership with leading elite triathletes and master coaches. 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 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. Approximately 1:4, 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 whilst staying true to the Chateau's heritage.

Expert 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.

great 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.

UPCOMING RETREATS

Going Long with Mark Pearce

19th-27th March 2022 | Going Long

From £1,400
Assumes 2 people sharing a twin room, single person supplement £300. Additional Days £100 each

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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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