Training Camps 2018-07-16T13:08:16+00:00

TRAINING CAMPS

GPC OFFERS TRAINING CAMPS TO ATHLETES LOOKING FOR A DEDICATED BLOCK OF TRAINING.

This is a fantastic way to surround yourself with like-minded people, train hard and boost your training performance and results in a short time frame. In a supportive environment athletes have the opportunity to challenge themselves, improve their skills and technique and receive expert feedback along the way.

These camps are a key component in the lead up to the athlete’s goal race, and often provide the athlete with their biggest block of training without the usual interruptions of work and other commitments. It’s a sneak peak of what professional athletes experience and how they prepare for their races. Camps have a general triathlon focus, but can be adapted to suit a specific sport & your current goals/fitness.

Coaching on camp: Coaches will always be there to support the main group of athletes & cannot always support individuals during the session. Triathlon Australia’s policy is to ensure there is one coach for every 10 athletes. We will supply route maps, and if you are dropped by the group or lose contact, continue with your session on your own as prescribed. Unless there is an emergency in which case please follow appropriate action & contact your coach if required.

Deposits paid for camp are non-refundable unless you are able to find a replacement.

If you would like any further information regarding these camps please contact us for further information.

lorne training camp

Autumn Training Camp

A great local training camp in Lorne, on Queen’s Birthday weekend (8-11th June), based on strength-endurance & fun.

After your end of season break, training will be long and easy to build a strong base required for the long summer of racing. Staying in the five star ocean view apartments at the Grand Pacific Hotel makes for an enjoyable weekend. For further information on our Autumn training camp, please contact Stephane here: stephane@gpcsquad.com.au

Winter Training Camp

Halls Gap is a stunning location close to our home base in Geelong.  A longer camp staying in self-contained cottages from 30th June to 8th July (Victorian School Holidays), will focus on strength-endurance with some more intensity to prepare athletes for their specific bock of training before the summer season. This is an ideal camp to prep for the upcoming ITU World Championships on the Gold Coast in September 2018.

For further information on our winter training camp, please contact Stephane here: stephane@gpcsquad.com.au

halls gap

Gold Coast ITU World Champs Prep Camp

An open camp for athletes from any country or training squad. From 10th to 16th Sep, GPC squad will offer tips, training sessions on the world champs course and race tactics. Coach Stephane Vander Bruggen is a 4 time ITU World Champ and Coach Kate Bramley a 3 time ITU World Champ. Cost is $30 per day or free for GPC members.

Please book or more info stephane@gpcsquad.com.au

Schedule:

  • Monday 10/09 – Arrive on the Gold Coast and rest.
  • Tuesday 11/09 – Meet at Catalina Cafe at 8am for 90min easy ride on the course followed by a drink at the cafe to answer questions and talk tactics http://www.cafecatalina.com.au/
  • Wednesday 12/09 – Meet at Catalina cafe (Gold Coast Aquatic Centre) at 8am for a welcome drink.

    8:30am leave for the bike course (20kms) and bring a lock for your bike then we will run the run course (5kms). We will have two groups and we will have some short and sharp efforts. At 10am, we will do the swim course (750m) followed by registration and bike racking 11 til 4pm. https://goldcoast.triathlon.org/athletes/event_schedule/

  • Thursday 13/09 – ITU Worlds Sprint Race
  • Friday 14/09 – Meet at Catalina Cafe at 7am for 90min easy ride on the course followed by a drink at the cafe to answer questions and talk tactics. Rego 9 til 4pm
  • Saturday 15/09 – Meet at Southport Surf Life Saving Club (near sea world) http://sslsc.com.au/ at 8am for a welcome drink. 8:30am leave for the bike (20kms) and bring a lock for your bike then we will run along the beach (4kms). We will have two groups and we will have some short and sharp efforts. At 10am, we will a swim (600m) followed by bike racking 11 til 3pm. https://goldcoast.triathlon.org/athletes/event_schedule/
  • Sunday 16/09 – ITU Worlds STD

Spring Training Camp

This camp will return in 2019 due to the proximity to ITU World Champs on the Gold Coast.

Another solid weekend of training in the beautiful Apollo Bay. It is based on race efforts, strength-endurance & fun.

Right before the season, get in some last big kilometres with some tempo efforts and team time trials to build speed before commencing the summer racing season.

For further information on our Spring training camp, please contact Stephane here: stephane@gpcsquad.com.au

Apollo Bay Training Camp

Summer Training Camp

Victoria’s Alpine Region is the perfect place to log some long kilometres on the bike in beautiful surrounds.

Part 1 is located in Bright on 27th Dec through to 3rd Jan. This will be the perfect introduction to training camps for beginner to intermediate athletes with the option of extending to longer sessions for the more experienced athletes.

Part 2 sees the group move up to Falls Creek where you will sleep and train at altitude (1650m). This section from 3rd to 10th Jan is for the established athletes looking to improve their aerobic training base with hilly strength rides/runs and open water swimming.

For further information on our Summer training camp, please contact Stephane here: stephane@gpcsquad.com.au

Check out videos from our Three Peaks Ride in 2015/2016 Camp and one of the many spectacular long runs here.

Winter Training Camp

Usually scheduled for the Victorian July School Holidays (exact dates TBC), this camp is the perfect way to escape winter. Our Bali training camp is a unique experience.

We utilise Australian ex-pat Mark Doyle & his team of locals to escort us around the island of Bali. The rides include plenty of hills and strength endurance efforts behind the motor bike. Runs are around rice paddies, local trails and along the beach. Swims in open water or resort swimming pools.

The perfect camp for intermediate to experienced athletes with a good sense of adventure & willingness to get out of your comfort zone.

For further information on our Summer training camp, please contact Stephane here: stephane@gpcsquad.com.au

Check out video from our 2015 Bali Training Camp Adventure

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