Bolton Iron Distance Training Weekend 2017
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For the second year running Peak XV Tri coaching will join forces with Bolton’s local triathletes to host a long distance training weekend on the 12th – 14th May 2017. The weekend will focus specifically on the Bolton Ironman UK event and provide invaluable advice, information and support to ensure your race day is as stress free as possible.
The Bolton event is logistically challenging, including two separate transitions a finishing area several miles from either, limited parking at the swim venue and a bike course which is both technical and complicated to follow. Our aim for the weekend is to ensure that you reach the start line as relaxed as possible and are ready to focus on your race.
There will be plenty of time to ask any questions you may have, everything from where your supporters can see you during the day – through to where the nearest toilets are at the finish area. No question will be left unanswered. The tone for the weekend will be lighthearted, fun and informal so that everyone has a great time as well as feeling confident and prepared for the big day.
What will the weekend involve?
The weekend includes a training swim in Pennington Flash, riding 1 loop of the bike course, a guided run of the run course and the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the two transition areas and the town centre finish.
Also included in the weekend will be
- informal workshops – covering in detail each aspect of the swim, bike and run
- membership card to Pennington Flash
- free bike check by our own professional mechanic
- event swim cap
- event water bottle
- packed lunch
- support vehicles on the cycle
- the chance to ask all your questions to qualified coaches and experienced triathletes who know every detail of the UK event.
New for 2017: Sign up for the training weekend before the end of January to receive 20% discount on the Summit Training Plan
Your bespoke training plan will be written specifically for you taking into account your current fitness, experience and ambition for the Bolton race and delivered to you weekly via online coaching software Training Peaks.
Places for the weekend are limited to 16 so an early entry is recommended. For each of the practical sessions participants will be split into smaller groups with a ratio of 1 coach/instructor per 4 participants. This will ensure that everyone is with similar ability athletes and means we can cater for all levels of participants.
Where is the weekend being held?
Our base for the weekend is Bolton Arena. The Arena is a premier quality multi-purpose sports facility boasting state of the art gym, tennis, badminton and squash courts and 400m running track. It is perfectly placed to host our weekend as it is located adjacent to the Macron stadium and is 100m from T2. There is plenty of free car parking available for those wishing to drive to Bolton. For those wishing to use public transport, Bolton Arena is 100m from Bolton Horwich Parkway train station which itself is a short journey from Manchester Piccadilly via Bolton.
Who are the hosts for the weekend?
On hand to welcome you to Bolton and answer all of your questions, provide advice and reassurance where needed will be members of Peak XV Tri coaching team. The team includes experienced qualified coaches, triathletes with unparalleled local knowledge and several Ironman newbies from 2016. One thing they all have in common is that they all know exactly what it feels like to race at Bolton, and understand the stresses that this logistically challenging race can bring. Also part of the team is our own professional bike mechanic on hand to fix any minor issues you may have over the weekend.
To stay or not to stay?
For those wishing to stay over in Bolton there are two Premier Inns located within walking distance of Bolton Arena and several other hotels situated in Bolton Town Centre.
The Saver rate at both Premier Inns is currently £40.00 per night. (this is per room rather than per person) It excludes breakfast but there are plenty of breakfast options both at Bolton Arena and locally.
How much is the weekend, and how to book and pay?
Register before February 21st 2017 and pay the early bid discount price of £95
Register after this date and the cost is £110
Your place will be secured following receipt of a refundable £50 deposit. This can be paid by cheque, Paypal or directly into account.
To register please complete the application form which can be found here
How to find out more
If you would like to find out more about the weekend please don’t hesitate to contact me to have a friendly, informal chat.
I can be contacted via email at garrie@peakXVtricoaching.co.uk or via phone/text on 07595515903
What our participants said about the 2016 weekend
‘Thanks to you guys for the weekend. I enjoyed myself, learned so much and put a lot of worries to bed’
“The weekend was fantastic, I especially appreciated the opportunity to swim in Pennington”
“Thanks for making the weekend not only really informative, but also good fun”
“Having the opportunity to ride the bike course with your friendly and knowledgabe coaches was invaluable”
“I would highly recommend the weekend to anyone doing the bolton event, the weekend covered absolutely everything”
“I hesitated in signing up for the weekend as it was a long way to travel, however I can honestly say it was easily worth both the travel and the cost”