2018 BASE CAMP - EASTER - Friday March 30th to Monday April 2nd, 2018.

2018 EASTER "BASE" CAMP

The 2018 Triathlon Warrior Penticton Base Camp is 4 days of aerobic intensity "base-training" with the primary focus on cycling. It has been a season-starter for Western Canadian triathletes and cyclists for 17 years - The camp also provides the opportunity for on-course training for local triathlons  and the Prospera GranFondo Axel Merckx Okanagan. This is an opportunity for athletes of all levels, to get together and have a weekend of supported training, in a fun atmosphere.

Lead by former professional triathlete and veteran coach, Kevin Cutjar, coaches and group leaders will guide cycling routes in the South Okanagan that most visiting athletes don't usually experience. Riders will be grouped by ability, experience and current fitness level and/or desired ride distance (or time) for each day. Each group of 10 to 15 athletes will have a dedicated support vehicle for each ride (and run).

Regarding Cycling ability - Minimum: You need to be able to confidently clip in and out of your pedals, change gears and have a good understanding of road rules. Group riding experience is beneficial, but not essential. Tight bunch riding may be performed by the more experienced riders, but is generally discouraged for the less experienced. Even within the group structure, riders are encouraged to ride at their own comfortable (aerobic) pace on all rides. No-one will be left behind. There is ample support for all levels or rider.

Hard-Core? All abilities are catered to in this camp. While we accommodate and encourage newer athletes, we also have multi-time (Hawaii) Ironman finishers and Ultra Distance Champions as group leaders, for the strongest athletes who are out for a big volume spring training camp.

One 90 minute swim workout will be held at the Penticton Community Centre 10 lane, 25 meter pool facility, which also includes hot-tub, steam-room and sauna, which may appeal to the non-swimmers after a big day on the bike!

To enhance recovery and the fun factor of the weekend, 2 Yoga classes are included. Shioki Yoga has a great program suited to cyclists and triathletes.


2018 Registration opening soon. (Updated 9/12/2017)

2017 - BASE CAMP SCHEDULE (Tentative for 2018)


DAY 1 - FRIDAY April 14th

8:00 to 8:30am: Camp Check-in at (*Locations TBA). Please come prepared to ride. We will leave directly after the ride briefing, once groups have been confirmed etc. Coffee and Tea Provided at sign-in.

8:30am: Introductions - preview of schedule, ride groups and and training routes for the day.

9:00am - 2:00pm: Cycling - Rides vary from 50k to 120k. Ride groups are based on experience, current fitness level and ability. We have a very efficient system for sorting groups, pre-ride and during. All good. All Fun. No pressure!!

1.30 to 2.45pm - Tire Changing clinic - Tentatively at the Days Inn, pre-run, for those who would like to attend. - bring your bike to ensure you have everything you need to get yourself out of problems on the road.

3:00pm: Run from Days-Inn (152 Riverside Dr, Penticton) 30 to 60min - An out-&-back route with group leaders - Run at your own pace. You can choose your own turnaround point. 1 aid station provided at 3km +/- Channel Path. 

4:30 - 5:30pm: Yoga with Dale and Cindy Maclean at Sandman Inn. Bring a Yoga mat or towel. 

6:45 - 9:00pm: Welcome Dinner at Sandman Inn, Okanagan Room.

7:00pm - Dinner Served.

7:45pm - Short info session on upcoming Triathlon Movie - "13 Miles". 

8.00 - 9.00pm ! - Presentation on training and racing Endurance Sports - by Kevin Cutjar

DAY 2 - SATURDAY April 15th - - Bike Barn and Vitamin King OPEN TODAY!

8:00am: Pre-Ride briefing – Groups organized for Day 2 rides.  Sandman Inn (939 Burnaby Ave, Penticton). Please come prepared to ride.

8:30am: Cycling - Ride distances will vary from 75 to 160km.

8.30 to 9.30pm - Group riding & skills clinic for "D-Group", followed by 75k group ride, including Seacrest Hill.

3.00 to 3.45pm - Coach Info session - Swim training for triathlon - Community Centre Meeting Room 4.

4:00 - 5:30pm: Penticton Community Centre Pool - Swim session for Triathletes. Aerobic Endurance Workout and Hot-Tub/Sauna/Steam Room available to all campers! Please be on deck, ready to swim at 4.05pm.

Saturday Night = Free Night!
DAY 3 - SUNDAY April 16th

8:00 - 10:00am:  Meet at Days Inn - Endurance (Long) Run, up to 2 hours. This will be a scenic out and back run.

9.30am - 11.00am - Post-Run Brunch. Kettle Valley Station Pub at the Ramada (1070 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton).

12:00pm - Cycling - Recovery spin or "Pile on the Miles". 25 - 80(+)km.

3.45 - 4.45 - Coach-Kev talks, training, racing Q&A (at the Sandman)

5:00 -6:00pm: Yoga - Hosted by Dale and Cindy of Shioki Yoga Therapy (at the Sandman)
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6:30pm: Pub Night & Camp Wrap-up – Kettle Valley Station Pub at the Ramada (1070 Eckhardt Ave W, Penticton)

DAY 4 - MONDAY April 17th (Optional)

8:00am: Cycling – Meet at Days Inn - Various distance options available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Schedule or planned training routes may change on short notice, due to weather conditions.

BRING YOUR WET WEATHER GEAR AND BE PREPARED TO RIDE & RUN IN THE RAIN ;)

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CAMP COSTS - 2018

Full Camp - $350.00

Cycling Only Option - $315.00

Prices are in Canadian Dollars and 5% GST applies.

Includes:

  • Supported training - rides and runs.
  • Friday Night Buffet dinner with Presentation for endurance athletes.
  • Sunday Brunch.
  • Pool Admission + coached swim workout and hot-tub/sauna/steam-room access.
  • 2 x 1 hour Yoga/Recovery/Stretch sessions
  • Camp garments - Tech T-shirt and ball-cap or running hat.

2018 REGISTRATION - OPENING SOON

2018 Base Camp Refund Policy - 75% of the registration fee is refundable for cancellations up until Midnight March 1st, 2018. For cancellations between March 2nd and March 21st, 50% of the camp fee may be used toward another service* during 2018. Sorry, but there will be no refunds after March 21st, 2018.

*Additional services by Impact MultiSport Coaching Ltd, Penticton BC.

Camp Inquiries email triathlonwarrior@gmail.com

Camp Inquiries email triathlonwarrior@gmail.com

*Additional services by Triathlon Warrior Coaching (Impact MultiSport Coaching Ltd) located in Penticton BC can be seen HERE .