ETE tri camp Paphos Outlaw
We recently attended the above camp “coached” by Perry Agass from TriSutto, Brett Suttons coaching team. I thought I’d share my experiences.
Location; it’s 4.5 hours away and you fly over the whole of Europe that has similar weather, better roads and infrastructure, better food and more culture. We stayed in Aliathon village which was a lovely holiday resort and has a brilliant 50m pool and a 425m running track (weird!) walking distance away. The running track was only used on one day however. The Cypriot drivers and roads aren’t very bike friendly and the dual carriageway that the bike sessions use is on a trunk route next to a cement works.
Schedule; morning hour swim then either a run, bike or brick in the afternoon. The rest was free time apart from one one hour talk from Perry.
Coaching; basically non-existent, the one hour talk consisted of a discussion of the difference between shapes of swim paddles for correcting stroke, why they never swim without pull buoys and a reasoning behind TriSuttos main coaching mantra ‘low cadence on the bike’. That’s it folks! Apparently the swim and run are high cadence activities hence overall performance is enhanced if the bike can be completed at 65-75 cadence citing Daniela Ryf and Nicola Spirig as examples. End!
Whilst Perry was present at the track run, bike TTs and swims his input was limited to “well done” occasionally and writing the swim set on a post it note!
At the swim session some of TriSuttos elite squad occupied the other lanes and that is where Perry gravitated. Whilst it was called “Elite Training Experience” i feel that contrary to the intimation that this proximity to the full time athletes would enhance our session it actually detracted from our training.
As an aside ETE utilise Pokapot productions to host the event and they are excellent providing the pool, track and safety vehicle and guiding for the bike ride. They can be contacted directly and arrange camps for JBR triathlon ( a great bunch) amongst others.
Lots of better options out there, Club la Santa/ Playitas etc. Or get your club mates to all head to Mallorca, Tenerife etc etc.
NB there was no specific training for Outlaw despite the collaboration the only mention was when past participants on the camp started chatting about it and the guidance was limited to where to start on the swim!