Triathlon Training Camp Challenge Barcelona 2013


Challenge BCN training camp 2013

At Graeme Stewart coaching we are delighted to bring you our first training camps with Challenge Barcellona at their fantastic facility in Calella. Places will be limited so confirm your place now by completing the registration questionnaire and making a deposit.


March 23rd – March 30th

March 30th – April 6th

March 23rd – April 6th (2 weeks)


To bring you closer to achieving your performance goals by providing an opportunity to develop technique, fitness and psychology in a squad environment.

This immersive camp consists of a highly structured program of technical analysis and correction, fitness training and theory combined with the opportunity to relax and interact with coaches and fellow athletes.

Whatever your distance or experience, the camp will provide a tailored program to meet your needs with several training options available most days.

Our aim is not to leave you feeling energized, trained but not exhausted and with the tools you need to keep progressing towards your goals.

Creating the environment

The camp will be run under a ‘Squad’ protocol where each athlete is for the duration a member of a highly motivated like-minded group committed to achieving their performance goals. Specific sessions may performed in micro-squads such as the ‘Ironcrew’ ensuring your training is your own and targeted to your goals. No matter what your goal you will perform much of your training together and will have plenty of opportunity to interact with the group during meal and SPA recovery times.

The power of a supportive, yet competitive environment is one of the key factors in developing to higher performance levels. The coaches are experienced in ensuring that within this environment that individuals learning styles, training requirements and mental strengths are catered for and respected.
The ethos is one of learning and education and all sessions are designed to be participative and interactive.


Graeme Stewart – a Scottish champion and finisher of seven iron distance races. He claims he is not fast but with a PB of 8hours 23min we are not convinced of this.
Stemming from a background as a research scientist he has a fantastically analytical approach. Graeme draws on the most up to date sports science to influence his thinking and has produced some outstanding performances from athletes in his coaching career, including many PBs, championship medals, races wins and professional debuts.

Graeme Stewart

Alan Cardwell – Head coach at Lanark tri club, Scottish Coach of the year 2011 and swim smooth trained coach, Alan has a wealth of experience in helping age group athletes hit their goals with a 100% record for debut IM finishers or PB’s at the distance. Alan is particularly adept at working with athletes who are late bloomers and still competes himself, setting numerous PB’s at all distances whilst in his late 40’s.

Allan Cardwell

The guys are a formidable team with an incredible ‘can- do ‘mentality and it is almost impossible not to be inspired after being around them.

Camp Content

Analysis and Correction.

Video based analysis and feedback across all three disciplines

Swim Smooth video analysis and stroke correction , small groups with the option of 1-2-1 during free time

Bike position, handling and pedal efficiency

Run form analysis and technique development

Theoretical & practical sessions.

Daily evening sessions where you will be encouraged to ask questions

Goal setting – realism, shooting for the dream and planning for performance

Performance psychology – high performance state, mind set, tricks of the trade, competing vs participating

Nutrition – supplements, diets and nutrition for racing and training

Training zones – how to use FTP, CSS and other zone based training systems

How to train – Principals, intensities, understanding your body


SWIM SMOOTH SWIM squad sessions using tech development and CSS work – daily

Group rides and closed races including TT sessions and an aquathon

Run sessions – Coached technique and interval work as well as optional road and trail runs


Athletes will complete the course having gained a deep understanding of what their current strengths and opportunities for improvement are and the ability to enhance and improve across every discipline. In addition, athletes will be fitter and ready to tackle the oncoming season with a great block of real quality training in the bank and a clear ability to plan how to deliver their goals

The Hotel Sant Jordi


Unlike some training camps we provide an inclusive package to make it as economical as possible.
• Accommodation at Hotel Sant Jordi the Challenge families base in Calella (
• Half board including flexible breakfast and evening meals
• Access to the Croll centers 50m pool used by many Olympic swim squads
• Full program of coached swim-bike-run sessions
• Video based analysis included in the price
• Access to latest theory and advice not available anywhere else
• Opportunity to consult with coaches 1-1
• Daily use of the silence SPA included at no extra cost

Prices are bassed on room occupancy. If you wish we can try to pair you up with room mates of same gender/age.

A discount of £100 will be made if you wish to stay for 2 weeks.

Triple: £ 480.00
Double: £ 515.00
Single: £ 600.00

Calella is an excellent location for a family holiday and we welcome partners and families who can be accommodated at the same discounted prices less our coaching fees. They would still be welcome to use the spa.

Make your deposite now to secure your place.

(deposits will be refundable until 4 weeks before the date of your camp, less PayPal handing charges)