SET ASIDE THESE DATES !!

7th ANNUAL NEILL / BLAKE TRIATHLON CAMP 2017

The 2017 Neill / Blake triathlon camp for all levels of trialhletes has been tentatively set for 24th February to 4th March. We are just awaiting final BTA approval then details and the entry form will be posted here and circulated to previous participants and put on the BTA website. Hopefully we can beat our highest number of participants (49) next year !

DEPENDING ON INTEREST, VICTORIA TRAINING CAMP AND PENTICTON ITU LONG COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ORGANISED TOUR. THE FULL RACE SCHEDULE IN PENTICTON INCLUDES OTHER EVENTS SUCH AS THE CROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ( SWIM, MOUNTAIN BIKE, TRAIL RUN) . FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND RACES GO TO THE LINK BELOW :

Subject to interest and details of qualifying requirements ( the BTA are working on these requirements now) Mike Neill / Jasper Blake and I (with Kara Hobby’s assistance) are planning to organise a Bermuda tour group to Victoria / Penticton for triathletes ( and their families) involving a pre race preparation camp in Victoria BC followed by transportation to Penticton by bus for the ITU Long Course World Championships.

Rough tentative details :

Friday 11th August (depart Bermuda early afternoon by Air Canada to Toronto) to Thursday 17th August :

TRAINING CAMP IN VICTORIA BC. EXCEPT WHERE STATED THE TOUR PRICE (TO BE DETERMINED) WILL INCLUDE

  • AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION AND WHERE NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION TO VENUES
  • BIKE MECHANIC ON HAND TO PUT TOGETHER BIKES AND ON CALL TO WORK ON YOUR BIKE
  • SPECIAL HOTEL RATES IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN VICTORIA ( SEPARATE COST)
  • TAPERING TRAINING SESSIONS WITH COACHES MIKE NEILL AND JASPER BLAKE IN VICTORIA WITH SCENIC RIDING, STUNNING LAKE SWIMMING, EXCELLENT TRAIL RUNNING, FABULOUS POOL FACILITIES.
  • GREETING COCKTAIL PARTY ON A DECK WITH GREAT VIEWS ACROSS TO THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS.
  • SPECIAL DINNER AT AWESOME PRIMA STRADA PIZZA RESTAURANT
  • SPECIAL BREAKFAST STOP ON A TRAINING RIDE ALONG THE SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT RIDE.
  •  GOODY BAG
  • OPTIONAL WHALE WATCHING AND OTHER TOURS SEPARATELY PRICED
  • OPTIONAL SEPARATELY PRICED KIDS CAMP FOR THOSE TRAVELLING WITH FAMILIES. THIS CAMP WILL NOT JUST BE FOR JUNIOR TRIATHLETES AND WILL FEATURE EVENTS LIKE LAKE SWIMMING, MUSEUM TRIP.
  • SPECIAL DISCOUNTS AT RESTAURANTS AND BIKE STORE

 

THURSDAY 17TH AUGUST TO MONDAY 28TH AUGUST – PENTICTON

PENTICTON, LIKE VICTORIA, IS VERY POPULAR WITH TRIATHLETES AND IS BY A LARGE LAKE IN THE CENTRE OF THE FAMOUS OKANAGAN WINE REGION, KNOWN FOR ITS EXCELLENT BUT SOMETIMES HARD TO FIND WINE, AND FRUIT. THE VINEYARDS HAVE EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS. IT WAS THE HOME OF IRONMAN CANADA, AND NOW CHALLENGE PENTICTON, FOR MANY YEARS. JASPER BLAKE AND MIKE NEILL RACED THERE FOR MANY YEARS. IT IS A GREAT / SCENIC COURSE.

  • TRANSPORTATION BY COACH FROM VICTORIA TO PENTICTON VIA THE CAR FERRY THROUGH THE SPECTACULAR GULF ISLANDS AND THEN A VERY SCENIC COACH TRIP TO PENTICTON
  • SPECIAL HOTEL RATES (SEPARATE COST) IN DOWNTOWN PENTICTON NEAR THE RACE SITE AND TRANSITION.
  • TEAM MECHANIC
  • GROUP TAPERING SESSIONS
  • TEAM TENTS ON THE COURSE FOR BAG STASHING, SPECTATORS AND DRINKS
  • TEAM DINNER
  • ASSISTANCE BIKE PACKING
  • TRANSPORTATION BACK TO VANCOUVER AIRPORT BY COACH

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE RACE AND THE EVENT SCHEDULE GO HERE

EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENTERING THE RACE(S) OF THEIR CHOICE.

AN “INTEREST” FORM WILL FOLLOW BY THE END OF NOVEMBER WITH MORE DETAILS AND PRICING.

DIRECT QUESTIONS TO ME, DAVE MORRISON, AT DM@UPTONMANAGEMENT.COM

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