rudedawg

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04/04/2019 at 15:56
Wheel covers can be just as aero (see 220s own test in the archives) but they far less convenient than a disc as fitting and removing takes ages. They are also fragile and only last a season (the carbon ones may be better). Cheap decent disc wheels (rim brake) are available new on eBay they are normal wheels permanently fitted with a laminate cover. Again the 220 team publish a rubbish incomplete feature. Zipp are probably a lucrative advertiser! see conversation
23/03/2018 at 15:04
It's too late for us but if you speak to the guys currently there they have similar concerns. see conversation
22/03/2018 at 16:13

We recently attended the above camp “coached” by Perry Agass from TriSutto, Brett Suttons coaching team. I thought I’d share my experiences. 

Location; it’s 4.5 hours away and you fly over the whole of Europe that has similar weather, better roads and infrastructure, better food and more culture. We stayed in Aliathon village which was a lovely holiday resort and has a brilliant 50m pool and a 425m running track (weird!) walking distance away. The running track was only used on one day however. The Cypriot drivers and roads aren’t very bike friendly and the dual carriageway that the bike sessions use is on a trunk route next to a cement works. 

Schedule; morning hour swim then either a run, bike or brick in the afternoon. The rest was free time apart from one one hour talk from Perry. 

Coaching; basically non-existent, the one hour talk consisted of a discussion of the difference between shapes of swim paddles for correcting stroke, why they never swim without pull buoys and a reasoning behind TriSuttos main coaching mantra ‘low cadence on the bike’. That’s it folks! Apparently the swim and run are high cadence activities hence overall performance is enhanced if the bike can be completed at 65-75 cadence citing Daniela Ryf and Nicola Spirig as examples. End!

Whilst Perry was present at the track run, bike TTs and swims his input was limited to “well done” occasionally and writing the swim set on a post it note! 

At the swim session some of TriSuttos elite squad occupied the other lanes and that is where Perry gravitated. Whilst it was called “Elite Training Experience” i feel that contrary to the intimation that this proximity to the full time athletes would enhance our session it actually detracted from our training. 

As an aside ETE utilise Pokapot productions to host the event and they are excellent providing the pool, track and safety vehicle and guiding for the bike ride. They can be contacted directly and arrange camps for JBR triathlon ( a great bunch) amongst others. 

Summary

Accomodation, great 

Location, Ok

Facilities, good

Coaching, poor

Value, poor

Lots of better options out there, Club la Santa/ Playitas etc. Or get your club mates to all head to Mallorca, Tenerife etc etc. 

NB there was no specific training for Outlaw despite the collaboration the only mention was when past participants on the camp started chatting about it and the guidance was limited to where to start on the swim! 

 

see conversation
16/12/2014 at 22:01
Ztri briefly became RGActive for 2013/14 but from 1st Jan 2015 it will be Epsom Triathlon Club . Monday evening swims at 20:45 at the Rainbow centre in Epsom.
Friendly, all abilities welcome. Please don't email head coach Colin on the email address above as it no longer work! see conversation

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