RnR Tri Camps announced as official overseas tri camps of the London and Blenheim Triathlons

Camps scheduled for May, June and October


Richard Allen Fitness’s, RnR camps (www.rnrtricamps.com) were today announced as the official triathlon camps of the Virgin Active London Triathlon and Blenheim Triathlon for 2013. With camps in May, June and October currently scheduled for 2013. The next two camps are scheduled for May 19th to 26th and June 30th to July 7th in Sivota Greece.

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Richard Allen comments, “We at RnR camps feel very privileged to have been chosen to partner with these two great events and deliver camps that help participants to prepare for their chose event and develop as triathletes, whether they are a total beginner or seasoned log distance athlete.”

James Robinson of Challenger World, who organise both London and Blenheim triathlons said, “We believe the team at Richard Allen Fitness put on some of the best camps in the world, and most importantly strike the delicate balance between sporting experience and holiday which we feel is crucial for our athletes and their families, partners and friends."

He continues: “All you have to do is read the feedback of past guests on their website (www.rnrtricamps.com) and facebook (RnRTriCamps) and look at the fact athletes have been back 2,3 or more times to see that, what they deliver is truly phenomenal.”

The next camps are being held at the idyllic Neilson Beach Plus Resort, The Retreat, Sivota Greece. The camps have been designed to develop race skills and prepare athletes for the coming season.

The coaching and support team for these camps include: Richard Allen, pro triathlete and head coach; Ryan Bowd an experienced Ironman, coach and camp manager; Tonya Allen, swim technique coach; and Alison Rose, the camp sports physiotherapist who has just returned from being Jessica Ennis’s physio at London 2012.

The week at the camp is split between the opportunity to train hard with expert advice and to relax and enjoy the resort with family or friends who may accompany you to the resort. The program covers all essential parts of pre season triathlon training such as open water swimming, transition skills, brick workouts, interval workouts, long aerobic workouts, core stability workouts and a sprint tri race at the end of the week. In addition guests will get a one-2-one coaching session with one of the coaches to help with their technique or planning their training and schedule.

In addition to the camp programme, The Retreat, which is one of Neilson’s luxurious Beach Plus Club resorts, offers four-star accommodation with spectacular sea views and delicious cuisine. There is a swimming pool, two floodlit tennis courts with tuition included, children’s clubs for all ages (pre-bookable), and a terraced bar area making it perfect for athletes and their partners and friends to enjoy. There’s also a chance to enjoy a whole range of inclusive activities with tuition such as sailing, windsurfing, waterskiing and mountain biking.

Because of the diversity of the coaching staff and the resort the camp caters for everyone from complete novices to experienced Ironman triathletes, male or female and any age.

The price of the camp includes: Flights, accommodation, Greece airport transfers, healthy buffet meals, inclusive Neilson activities, full technical coaching support, massage, race entry, camp t-shirt and pack. Prices are as follows:

Sunday 19 May – Sunday 26 May 2013**

£908* per person (coaching package + travel package). Coaching Package: £399 Per Person. Travel Package: £509* Per Person. *Based on 2 sharing. Single supplement only £49 for the week.

Sunday 30th June – Sunday 7th July 2013**

£1,248* per person (coaching package + travel package). Coaching Package: £399 Per Person. Travel Package: £849* Per Person. *Based on 2 sharing. Single supplement only £129 for the week.

October Camp – Dates/Price TBC

**Accurate at time of release, subject to change with respect to the Neilson portion

Coaching Team

Richard Allen, Head Coach

Nine-times national triathlon champion with multiple Ironman event and ITU event podiums, who Has provided coaching to over 600 athletes at corporate events, first timer days and on camps and coach to a select group of RichardAllenFitness.com clients.

Ryan Bowd, Camp Manager, Assistant Coach 

Past international age-group triathlete and multiple Ironman finisher who rode across America in 2006 with Jane Tomlinson and helped her to her successful Ironman finish in Florida. Has provided coaching to over 300 athletes at corporate triathlon events, first timer days and on camps.

Alison Rose, Sports Physiotherapist 

Ali has been working as a physiotherapist in sports for the last 16 years. She has worked with UK Athletics as a consultant since 2000, working at the Olympics with athletics in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. She has also worked at the World Championships in athletics in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, and the European Championships in athletics in 2002 and 2006. She has also worked at the World and European Cross Country Championships since 2003. Ali is the physiotherapist credited with helping to keep Kelly Holmes injury free in the two years leading up to the Athens Olympics in 2004, helping her to double Olympic gold in the 800m and 1500m. She still works with Kelly supporting developing athletes through Kelly’s On Camp With Kelly Scheme, that now has about 45 up and coming younger athletes. She is currently working with Jessica Ennis, the 2012 Olympic Gold medallist and double World Champion in the heptathlon. In addition to athletics, Ali works with a wide variety of sports, supporting international athletes in diving, squash, and triathlon, as well as athletes from swimming, cycling, football, and rugby.

Tonya Allen, Assistant Coach 

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Having gone from novice triathlete in 2008 to 2 x Ironman finisher in 2011, Tonya is the swim technique coach at RichardAllenFitness.com, a certified ASCA swim stroke technician, ASCA Level 2 swim coach, and a certified World Open Water Swim Associating coach.