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British Triathlon join forces with The Campus at Quinta do Lago in Portugal to host exclusive members’ training week

British Triathlon has partnered with The Campus, a high performance sports hub in Quinta do Lago, in the Algarve in Portugal, to host a triathlon training week designed exclusively for its members.

The camp will take place from Monday 25th November to Sunday 1st December and will be delivered by experienced swim, bike and run coaches including Marcus Ornellas, 7 time national triathlon winner for Brazil.

Set in the Algarve’s Ria Formosa Natural Park and used as a training base by some of the world’s best athletes, The Campus sports hub provides the perfect conditions for triathlon and multi-sport training and includes world class facilities regularly used by the British Triathlon Olympic and Paralympic teams. In addition to cycling and aquatic facilities, the Quinta do Lago private lake offers fantastic conditions while the quiet, winding roads can be optimised to create technical courses with varying levels of difficulty.

Bike shed

Mark Rohan, the Bike Shed Manager and Double Paralympic Champion will be supporting on the camp:

I am excited to share The Campus’ sports environment and my own knowledge of the local area with British Triathlon and give members a personalised training experience to remember.

The week will include a variety of coached swim sessions, guided bike rides and running sessions and will provide full access to The Campus High Performance Centre for the week. Accommodation will be provided in the nearby The Magnolia Hotel – just five minutes from The Campus and the perfect place to relax after a day of training. In addition, there are a whole host of restaurants and healthy eating options in Quinta do Lago, including Dano’s, a brand new sports bar and restaurant on location at The Campus.

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British Triathlon Ultimate Members will have priority booking for a place on this camp and will be offered exclusive rates for bed and breakfast and half-board options. The camp is suitable for intermediate to advanced level triathletes who are comfortable taking part in a Sprint Level distance.

Gaby Hay, Head of Membership at British Triathlon is very excited about the camp;

We are very excited to be partnering with The Campus and are confident that the features on offer at The Campus will meet the needs of our British Triathlon membership family. Our high performance athletes have already spent numerous weeks training at this resort and the feedback has been second-to-none.

To book places on the exclusive members’ training week camp please visit: www.britishtriathlon.org/news/exclusive-member%E2%80%99s-training-week-in-the-algarve_11684

PRESS TRIPS

If you would like to arrange an interview with a spokesperson for The Campus or visit Quinta do Lago for a press trip, please contact Richard Henman at Henman Communications on rph@henmancom.com.

Image copyright is retained by The Campus. Credit: The Campus, Quinta Do Lago, Portugal.

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THE CAMPUS TRI TRIATHLON

The Campus is also running its second triathlon event on Saturday 13th October which offers a wide range of racing options for adults and juniors www.quintadolago.com/en/the-campus/the-campus-triathlon/

With a backdrop as special as the Algarve, The Campus takes full advantage of combining active sports with outdoor landscapes. This October 13, novice and professional triathletes are invited to take on The Campus Triathlon, with the race running through the Quinta do Lago lake, nature trails and roads.

Irish Paralympic cycling champion, Mark Rohan, is one of the professional athletes working with The Campus and organising the triathlon.

We can’t wait to welcome families to participate in The Campus Triathlon in October,

says Mark.

We know how important being active and healthy is to families today, and it’s fantastic to see so many are up for a challenge. This event is a perfect opportunity to do something exciting and fun together while enjoying the beautiful nature and surroundings of the resort.

Used as a training base by some of the world’s best athletes, The Campus triathlon course is designed to allow beginner, recreational and elite athletes to test themselves in the beauty and sunshine of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa Natural Park. Everyone is welcome to participate and no experience is necessary. With pre-training programmes available, family accommodation packages and the addition of a kids’ aquathon this autumn, The Campus ensures no one is left out.

THE CAMPUS

Built in the summer 2017, The Campus provides training, coaching and wellbeing programme to Quinta do Lago residents and guests alike. The sports and wellbeing resort and high-performance training centre catering for adults and juniors as well as elite professional athletes and teams.

The Campus welcomes everyone from future Olympic Games competitors through to amateur, grassroots and families enjoying a family sports holiday.

The Campus is located just 15 minutes from Faro airport and the resort offers guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate. The resort offers a variety of lifestyle and sporting pursuits, a strong sense of community and offers residents, guests and holiday makers alike the chance to train, exercise and socialize.

WHATS ON OFFER

  • Stadium quality DESSO GrassMaster hybrid pitch
  • Technical area
  • High performance gymnasium
  • Centre for active living and sports medicine
  • Recovery suite including hot/cold plunge pools and sauna and steam rooms
  • Studios for cycle and group exercise
  • Stadium specification locker room
  • Team rooms with high tech analysis capability
  • 25m heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Four acrylic tennis courts
  • Two synthetic clay tournament specification tennis courts
  • Four padel courts with shock pad features
  • The Bike Shed – a hub for cycling and triathlon
  • Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

THE MAGNOLIA HOTEL

Guests can stay at The Magnolia Hotel, situated on the doorstep of The Campus and Quinta do Lago resort. It has a range of accommodation including 74 luxury rooms, three suites and seven cottages.

The rooms have been recently been fully refurbished and the five-star service will help guests unwind and destress at the end of their day.

The Magnolia Hotel offers a beautiful heated outdoor pool and the pool area is at the heart of the hotel. Guests can also visit the spa and holistic rooms and reconnect with mind and body. A team of expert therapists are on-hand to soothe away any tired and achy knots.

For guests that are feeling energetic and in need of a good stretch then there is a fully equipped gym with premium quality equipment. There’s a free transfer service to The Campus for all guests too.

QUINTA DO LAGO

Synonymous with elegance and privacy, Quinta do Lago is an exclusive golf and residential estate of nearly 2,000 acres bordering the Atlantic Ocean and nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve.

Quinta do Lago is one of the most desired resorts in Europe and allows you to live an active outdoor lifestyle all year round, offering real estate plots between deserted dunes, sheltered pines, breath-taking beaches surrounded by three award-winning golf courses.

Since its inception, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of European golf with three award-winning championship courses matched by outstanding practice facilities including Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only Taylor Made Performance Center in Southern Europe.

Among its recent accolades, the resort was voted ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 and 2016 World Golf Awards. Quinta do Lago has enjoyed the honour of hosting eight Portuguese Opens as well as numerous other international golf tournaments and its world-class golf facilities are some of the best anywhere in the world.

Away from the fairways, Quinta do Lago now adds to its portfolio extensive state-of-the art leisure and racquets facilities guaranteed to keep families occupied with regular tennis and padel tennis events, cycling tours of the West Coast, family bike trips, a wide range of water, beach and lake sports as well as cultural and nature trips.

The resort’s stunning location by the beach offers the perfect place to relax and unwind while its wide array of restaurants, both formal and informal, take advantage of the fresh Mediterranean produce that the resort has become famous for.

More information

Call The Campus on +351 289 381 220

Visit – www.thecampusqdl.com/en/

Email – the-campus@quintadolago.com