Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the
2020 PENTICTON ENDURANCE BASE CAMP
scheduled for Easter 2020
has been postponed - until further notice.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Those registered will be notified of cancellation/rescheduling options, as soon as details can be confirmed.
Email Coach Kev Cutjar via the Contact Page.
Penticton Easter Base Camp, presented by Triathlon Warrior - April 10-13th, 2020
The Penticton Easter Base Camp is 4 days of aerobic intensity "base-training" for all endurance athletes, with the primary focus on cycling. It has been a season-starter for Western Canadian triathletes and cyclists for 20 years - While this camp has never officially had an IRONMAN CANADA FOCUS, with that event returning in 2020, we will offer and support on-course training for those interested in IMC and will provide Ironman Canada specific preparation and race strategy advice, throughout the camp weekend. This camp also provides the opportunity for on-course training for other local events, including the Peach Classic Triathlon and 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 full time coach, Kevin Cutjar, a 35 time Ironman finisher and 2020 Hawaii Ironman Qualified entrant, coaches and group leaders will guide athlete groups over race courses and other routes in the South Okanagan that most visiting athletes don't usually experience. Riders will be grouped by ability, experience, 2020 season goals and and current fitness level, 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. For triathletes, run routes will have aid stations and/or support vehicles.
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. Within the group structure, riders are encouraged to ride at a sensible pace for the group and stick together.... No-one will be left behind. There is ample support for all levels of rider.
Competitive? All abilities are catered to in this camp. While we accommodate and encourage newer athletes, we also have multi-time (IMC & Hawaii) Ironman finishers and Ultra Distance Champions as group leaders. This camp will suit the strongest athletes who are out for a big volume spring training camp. For the HARD-CORE riders, we will endeavour to challenge you with "significant" Distance and/or Elevation Gain targets!! (As always, weather permitting!)
BTW - regarding the Weather..... in 20 years of hosting this camp at Easter, we've never been "driven" indoors to ride! If riding looks unsafe, we'll modify the schedule to suit - otherwise come prepared to ride!! ....and run..... we do swim indoors though!... on that note.....
One 60-90 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 - highly recommended you attend these sessions, if you plan on training consecutive days!
See tentative schedule and HOST HOTEL details below.......
TRIATHLON - INCLUDES SWIM/BIKE/RUN & ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES: $399.00
CYCLING ONLY - EXCLUDES SWIM/RUN ACTIVITIES: $349.00
Prices are in Canadian Dollars and 5% GST applies.
- Supported training - rides and runs.
- Friday Night Buffet dinner.
- Sunday Brunch.
- Pool Admission + coached swim workout for triathletes and and hot-tub/sauna/steam-room access to all.
- 2 x 1 hour Yoga/Recovery/Stretch sessions
- Camp garments - example: L/S Tech camp-shirt.
2020 PENTICTON BASE CAMP SCHEDULE
DAY 1 - FRIDAY - Welcome to Camp - It's all happening!
8:00 to 8:30am: Camp Check-in at SANDMAN* Hotel. 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 - 1:00pm: Cycling - Rides vary from 50k to 100k. 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!!
1:00pm: Run from SANDMAN*- 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.
2:30 - 4:00pm: Coach Info session - Triathlon & Endurance Sports - Training and Preparation.
4:30 - 5:30pm: Yoga with Dale and Cindy Maclean. Bring a Yoga mat or towel. (*Locations TBA)
6:45 - 9:00pm: Welcome Dinner & Presentation (SANDMAN*)
7:00pm - Dinner Served.
8.00pm - Your best race ever at IMC Penticton - by Kevin Cutjar
DAY 2 - SATURDAY- Long bike day & swim!
8:00am: Ride Briefing at SANDMAN* – Groups organized for Day 2 rides. Please come prepared to ride. (*Locations TBA).
8:30am - 3:00pm - Cycling - Ride distance options from 75 to 180km - including IMCourse variations, from 120k +
8.30 to 9.30pm - Available** Group riding & skills clinic for newer riders (or those riding "short" today).
2:00 - 3.30pm - Available** Tire Changing Clinic - learn to repair your flat tire in less than 3 minutes.
4:00 - 5:30pm: Swim session for Triathletes Penticton Community Centre Pool - . Aerobic Endurance Workout and Hot-Tub/Sauna/Steam Room available to all campers! Please be on deck, ready to swim at 4.05pm.
**depending on level of interest.
****** Saturday Night = Free Night! ******
DAY 3 - SUNDAY - Long Run Day or Pile on the bike miles - Don't miss Pub Night!
8:00am - Endurance (Long) Run - Runners meet at SANDMAN* Run up to 2 hours. Scenic out and back route. Brunch after Run, to 11am.
10.00am - Cycling 40-100+ km. Cyclists meet at SANDMAN* - Breakfast/Brunch buffet available prior to ride, from 9.30am.
9.30-11.00am Breakfast/Brunch buffet at SANDMAN*
12.00pm: - Cycling 20-60km - Recovery Spin - meet at SANDMAN*
5:00 -6:00pm: Yoga - Hosted by Dale and Cindy of Shioki Yoga Therapy (SANDMAN*)
6.30pm - PUB NIGHT & Camp Wrap-up – (Location TBA)
DAY 4 - MONDAY - It's not over yet!
8:00am: Cycling - Various distance options available. or Optional Group Run, before heading home!
IMPORTANT NOTE: Schedule or planned training times and routes may change on short notice, due to weather conditions.
BOOKING ACCOMMODATION? Special accommodation rates at SANDMAN PENTICTON.
Comfortable Guest Rooms - Kitchens available - Indoor Pool & Hot tub - WiFi - BarOne Urban Lounge - Denny's 24hr - Fitness facilities - Close to downtown, Community Centre (Pool) and all Camp Activities.
Single and Double Rooms Available @ $92.00/night.
Call Direct at 250-493-7151 - Quote Group # 354794
Camp Inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Base Camp Refund Policy - 75% of the registration fee is refundable for cancellations up until Midnight March 9th, 2020. For cancellations between March 10th and March 31st, 50% of the camp fee may be used toward another service* during 2020. Sorry, but there will be no refunds after March 31st, 2020.
*Additional services by Triathlon Warrior Coaching (Impact MultiSport Coaching Ltd) located in Penticton BC can be seen HERE .