There is still time to sign up for the 2016 Neill / Blake Triathlon Camp which will run from the 19th to 28th February. The camp, which is run by leading Canadian triathlon coaches, and former professional triathletes, Jasper Blake and Mike Neill is in its sixth year and has won rave reviews every year from participants.
Last year 49 triathletes, from complete beginners to experienced triathletes, benefited from the camp which culminates in a great informal dinner, which this year will be hosted by Frances and Jonnie Betts. The camp sessions are held over the weekends and in the evenings with a couple of lunchtime sessions. Advanced participants will also ride one early morning.
Although the camp is divided into Beginner and Advanced sessions, participants come together for some sessions with each person able to work at their own pace. In addition, participants can ” mix and match” sessions so, for example, a strong cyclist but weak swimmer in the Beginner group can do the intro to triathlon session and can then opt to do some of the Advanced group bike sessions.
If you are an experienced triathlete, try and encourage beginners to sign up. The Beginners camp only requires you to be able to swim a couple of lengths of a pool, any stroke, have any bike with gears in working order (and a helmet) and a pair of running shoes. It is NOT just for super fit people looking to get into triathlon. In previous years we have had beginners as young as 16 and some participants in their 60’s.
Details, including the camp schedule and an entry form, can be found at http://www.bta.bm