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transformative triathlon clinic

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 weekend your swimming, cycling and running technique will be analysed. Your physiological conditioning, neuro-muscular performance and movement biomechanics tested, Any niggles or injury concerns will be assessed and rehabilitation strategies prescribed. And your immediate and future goals will be reviewed.

We will also help you plan your way forward.

Tailored swim-bike-run sessions will show you how to improve both in group and small group sessions and 1-1 classes. Strength and conditioning exercises, prescribed specifically to you, will be demonstrated. And you will enjoy informative seminars, covering the latest thinking in race psychology, personal nutrition and efficient training.

Its not all about the clinic: whilst with us you will be able to sample our delicious meals and home-made snacks, relax in our 7 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.

Become your best.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT, AND MORE.

package options

sapphire

ruby

diamond

£1,000 per person, shared

£1,100 per person, shared

£1,350 per person, shared

£200 sole room occupancy supplement, independent of package
the sapphire package includes
the sapphire package plus
the ruby package plus

Pre-retreat consultations, discussing objectives and training status

Targeted assessment and training, including:

  • review of swim-bike-run technique
  • strength and conditioning and injury consultation
  • informative seminars, covering race psychology, nutritional habits and efficient training methods
  • group, small group and 1-1 swim-bike-run sessions (as appropriate), working on your technique
  • targeted small group or 1-1 strength and conditioning demonstration

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

4 nights accommodation in Chateau de la Motte Henry

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

Transfers from local train stations and airports (the latter from recommended flights).

 

Small group consultation with our coaching team on a subject of your choice

Professionally conducted baseline sports science assessments, choose from:

  • VO2 Max test (bike or run)
  • Resting Metabolic Rate test
  • Lactate Threshold test

Discounts on HUUB equipment

Upgraded, deluxe accommodation

Transfers on all flights to Nantes, Rennes or Dinard airports

Your choice of a second, professionally conducted, baseline sports science assessment

1 x personal sports massage, in our on-site treatment room

Discounts on Lululemon apparel 

Accommodation in one of our suites at the Chateau

Travel package from the UK and Ireland, including flights or ferry tickets (train available for a small supplement), bike transfers and car parking at the Chateau (as applicable).

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.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Everything’s optional, enjoy your time with us.

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

TimeActivity
ArriveWelcome Snack
14:00Injury Consultations / S&C Assessments
16:00Familiarisation Tour
17:30Swim Analysis
TimeActivity
19:00Welcome Drinks
19:30Clinic Briefing
20:00Dinner
TimeActivity
06:301-1 Baseline Assessments
08:00Breakfast
09:30Group Swim Analysis
11:00Injury / S&C Consultations
12:45Lunch
TimeActivity
14:00Group Bike Session
17:30Injury / S&C Consultations
18:30Seminar 1
19:30Dinner
TimeActivity
06:301-1 Baseline Assessments
08:00Breakfast
09:30Group Run Analysis
11:15S&C small group sessions
13:00Lunch
TimeActivity
14:30S&C small group sessions
16:00Group Swim Session
18:30Seminar 2
19:30Dinner
TimeActivity
06:301-1 Baseline Assessments
07:30Breakfast
09:00Group Bike Session
12:30Lunch
TimeActivity
14:00Individual Consultations / Personal Massage
16:30Group Run Session
18:30Seminar 3
19:30Farewell Dinner
TimeActivity
06:301-1 Baseline Assessments
08:00Breakfast
09:30Concurrent Swim / Run / S&C Symposium
TimeActivity
11:30-14:30Buffet Lunch
DepartureBon Voyage

UPCOMING RETREATS

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11th - 15th March 2021 | Triathlon Camp

From £1,000
Assumes 2 people sharing a spacious double room. Single person supplement £200.

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6th - 10th October 2021 | Triathlon Camp

From £1,000
Assumes 2 people sharing a spacious double room. Single person supplement £200.

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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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