Join triathlon coach Russ Cox for his annual triathlon training camp in Lanzarote. Daily coached swim, bike and run catering for a mix of abilities, taking in the climbs and race courses of the island. Ideal for those racing Ironman Lanzarote, Ocean-Lava or Lanzarote 70.3; or for those looking to kickstart their season.
2nd March 2024 - 9th March 2024
Sands Beach Resort, Lanzarote
With its strong winds and hills, Lanzarote is the perfect location for a training camp. As home to the famous Ironman Lanzarote you can be sure the island will challenge you.
March is a great time to train in Lanzarote, with an average temperature of 18C, little rain and generally lighter winds.
Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise will provide high quality half board accommodation for the week. The resort includes a 25m pool, trails for running and easy access to Lanzarote's cycling routes.
The focus for this camp is early season training volume, a hint of competition and some fun. Each day will involve swim, bike and run: coached sessions in the 25m pool, guided rides around the island, including the Ironman course, and daily run options to complete the training.
Cycling will make up the majority of the training during the week. We'll also spend a lot of time in the pool working on fitness and technique. The run program is lighter in volume, but makes up for it with some challenging sets.
Sessions will incorporate sections of the Ironman bike course and the Lanzarote 70.3 bike course, along with the traditional time trial up Tabayesco.
You can download the itinerary from the 2023 camp below:
The camp is open to athletes of all abilities. While the program has been developed with Ironman and Half Ironman athletes in mind, the daily schedule is flexible and can be adapted to suit a range of needs. Previous camps have successfully hosted novice triathletes through to those racing professionally.
To get the most from the camp athletes should be prepared to train every day, potentially pushing themselves a little further than before. There will be between 2 and 7 hours of training scheduled per day, although this can be adapted to suit individual needs.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Russ.
Russ Cox, experienced endurance coach and Ironman athlete, will provide a challenging itinerary for all athletes based upon his coaching principles and over 10 years experience running training camps in Lanzarote.
He'll direct athletes through bike sessions providing support and coaching advice as well as delivering daily coached swim sessions and a detailed swim video analysis.
The price for the 2024 camp is £780.
The price will include half board accommodation (based on 2 athletes sharing a room) in a superior room at Sands Beach Resort along with all coaching and support throughout the camp.
The price does not include travel or insurance. Athletes will need to arrange their own.
A £200 deposit will be required to reserve your place, with the final balance in December. A full refund is available on bookings prior to November, a partial refund (less £200) prior to January. There will be no refunds from 8 weeks before the start of camp. Full terms and conditions will be provided on request.
“In a year working with Russ I have taken over 50 minutes off my Wimbleball PB. Russ's patient and thoughtful approach to coaching has helped me through injury and to meet my seasons goals.”
Matt Billing - Ironman UK 70.3 Finisher 2012 in 7:17