December 2019 Newsletter
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Hello and welcome to an end-of-the-decade Tri-Topia newsletter! We have had a great 2019 and we hope you have too. It’s brilliant to see Tri-Topia continue to grow, both with our camps and also through our online coaching. We have met so many brilliant people and made even more friends through this brilliant sport – whether that be at race events or during our camp weeks. Latest acquaintance was made at Bahrain International Airport where a kind Frenchman introduced himself to us, and turns out he lives not too far away from Tri-Topia. It’s a very small world.
Record Temperatures in 2019
As many will know it was a sizzler in France this year particularly at the end of June and start of July. We saw temperatures peak just into the 40 degrees on a couple of occasions. Despite the hot weather, training was still successful – setting off after breakfast for a bike ride or run was very pleasant in the early morning warmth, and the pool was made full use of for cooling off at every opportune moment. It was also great to talk to many people at length about fueling, hydration and salt intake. We hope that those who came to our camps went away with much more than just a week of exercise, but filled with plenty of knowledge about nutrition, strength and much more.
New formats, big success
This year we tried something new and introduced our ‘Open Weeks’. A full week at Tri-Topia with access to all facilities, with the freedom to follow your own plan or simply relax by the pool all week! It is a great option for those looking for a more affordable package, families looking to have more time and freedom to explore the area, or the focused athlete following their own structured training plan. Learn more about our Open Weeks here.
We also opened our doors to groups booking out the place for themselves. Are you interested in coming over with your club or team? Get in touch now to organise a week fully tailored to suit your groups’ needs in terms of pricing, food provided, coached or non-coached…
Dreams do come true
Late in the year, Leanne was able to turn her dreams into a reality when she took her professional license and joined the very top level of the sport. This has followed several years of very hard work, commitment and focus. Leanne is extremely dedicated and it was a huge moment in her career to be granted her license from the UAE triathlon federation. Leanne grew up in the UAE, and they have been a non-stop source of support for her and we thank the federation very much for continuing their support as she joins the triathlon elites.
Following this, she then had two further races to compete in both in Cozumel. The first was the 70.3 which was seen as a ‘course recce’ for her A-race at the full-distance Ironman, a few weeks later. Putting yourself in the start pen with some of the best of the world is a little daunting, but she went on to have two fantastic results. 4th in the 70.3 and 7th in the full-distance. You can read her blog about the races here (70.3) and a short recap of the full here. Huge congratulations to Leanne for her first pro-races, she has a very exciting future ahead of her!
Now taking bookings for 2020
We have opened the bookings for our summer season in France for July and August 2020. Get your bookings in now so you can guarantee the best week for you. All our camps will run Saturday-Saturday and we also run a transfer service from Poitiers and Limoges airport, making travel easier to our triathlon paradise! All our camps will be fully-coached, including all your meals for the week and your accommodation. Prices start from €450 per person per week in an open camp. Fully coached camps from €780pppw. More information available at our website. Do not hesitate to contact us with questions or inquiries. We look forward to hearing from you!
Specialist Long Course Week 2020
May 30 - June 6
For the 2020 season we are introducing a long course week for those looking to get in a big week of training. As we have multiple athletes racing IM Austria (July 5), we decided to hold a camp where we focus on big volume and race simulation sessions, nutrition talks, race prep, and plenty of Q&A time. This camp is being offered to Tri-Topians first - so get in touch soon if you are interested in joining us for this week!
If you have any stories from Tri-Topia, exciting race reports or training tips you'd like to share we would love to hear from you! Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org We enjoy reading all messages from our Tritopians! We might include your messages in our upcoming newsletters.