We ask two-time age-group world champion Nick Dunn why Mallorca is such a good place for training and why he uses it for his Tri Camp.
I love Mallorca and it’s great to see it becoming a mecca for triathletes. The people are so friendly and welcoming to sports participation, the sea and beaches are great and running along the coastal roads is spectacular.
The roads are perfect for riding with a real atmosphere at all the cycling hotspots. We get athletes coming on camp to prepare for Ironman races, beginners coming to develop their knowledge of the sport, age-groupers along to fine-tune their skills, and others for just a holiday with some ‘swim, bike and run’ mixed in.
We enjoy showing people the island while providing them with an all-inclusive training camp experience they will not forget. The island lends itself perfectly to all types of riding, with the mountains in the north and flatter faster roads to the south.
The famous road of Sa Calobra is a must for all on two wheels and we encourage everyone to come and have a go at it or just see it for its sheer beauty. New visitors to the island expect a more barren landscape but this is not the case, with greenery and great views everywhere you look. The Tri Camp team know all the best routes and views so can provide you with a well-structured and varied training week.
Lucy Gossage, pro triathlete and winner of Ironman UK, Wales and Lanzarote joined us at Tri Camp last year and is returning again in 2015 – here is what she said: “Just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful week at the Tri Camp. Honestly, it was one of the best trips I’ve been on. Never been anywhere with such a diverse group of people and your set-up is perfect. Absolutely brilliant. See you soon. Thanks again.”
Tri Camp is based in a luxury villa with a private on-site chef, so all you have to do is turn up and train, our team take care of the rest from guiding and coaching to serving you food and airport collections. All aspects of triathlon are covered and all abilities catered for, with small groups and a high staff-to-guest ratio.
Tri Camp is going into its fifth year and is running weekly camps from the 3rd March until 12th May 2015. If you want to escape the cold weather this winter get in touch at www.tricamp.co.uk.
Check out their 80 second video showing why Mallorca and Tri Camp are so much fun: