The BEST Centre in Mallorca is fast becoming one of the top triathlon training sites in Europe. The Centre is the official trianing site for Belgium's Uplace Pro Tri Team.. This is where club triathletes rub shoulders with the likes of:
Normann Stadler - Double Hawaii champion, SEE INTERVIEW HERE
Andreas Raelert - European Ironman champion and Hawaii runner up 2010
Marino Vanhoenacker - 3rd place Hawaii 2010, SEE INTERVIEW HERE
Jan Frodeno - Olympic champion
Daniel Unger - World champion
German National Tri Team - SEE INTERVIEW WITH MATTHIAS ZOLL HERE
...all of whom trianed at the BEST Centre in recent years.
It is rare to find a site where each discipline is so well catered for but we have it all. Sheltered bays for open water swimming (sea temp chart) in crystal clear water are short walk from the outdoor 50m pool with underwater filming laboratory, where Olympic and international swimmers are on hand to help improve your technique and training sessions. The cycling terrain on the island is world renowned and we have forest trails and measured road loops for your running training, and all in fantastic weather conditions. (temp chart)
OLYMPIC DISTANCE EVENT 4 MAY, 2013
A fantastic weekend programme of swim clinic and group ride of the course, plus a chance to meet some of the pro Triathletes on the Friday, followed by the race on the Saturday morning and paella party by the beach at the finish area. It is a fast, flat course in some spectacular coastal scenary, ideal for beginners and pros. See all the details on the MallorcaTriathlon website plus results from the 2011 race.
SWIMMING AND TRI TRAINING AT THE BEST CENTRE
We at the BEST Centre have more experience and better facilities than any other site in Europe to help Triathletes improve their swimming. The outdoor 50m pool is run by Olympic swimmers, and we have underwater and above water video cameras that install into a 15m filming laboratory. We can give you instant feedback in the AV room on the poolside. There is superb, sheltered open water swimming off the immaculate beaches and clear water on either side of the town. Talk to us about booking your club training camps, individual training weekends, 1-2-1 coaching sessions and Swim Clinics.
The island is a cyclists heaven because of the excellent road conditions and the quality of challenging terrain. Take a trip up to the mountains, with peaks higher than any in the UK, or ride the undulating terrain around Colonia Sant Jordi in the south and east coasts to build endurance or take recovery rides. For your hill reps, the renowned climbs of Son Salvador and Randa are just 20 - 30km away. Contact us to find out for more more about the bike routes and terrain in the area.
Next to the pool is an excellent bike shop, Team DoubleJ. As an official ORBEA TEST CENTRE, they will supply you with top quality Orbea training bikes and bikes for the Olympic Distance race in May. New for 2012 is this Orbea Ordu S105 to rent for 150 euros for the week! They have a workshop for repairs, maps, gps and spares to cover any eventuality. The shop owner, Joan competed for Spain at the 1988 Olympic Games, so he knows his way round a bike!
Around Colonia Sant Jordi is some superb running. There are trails through the woodland behind Es Trenc Beach in 3.4km, 4.4km, 6.4 and 8km loops, as well as measured-distance flat runs on the quiet roads outside the town. But nothing is better than running along the wide, coastal pathways looking across the water to the island of Cabrera. Ask us for details of the best running courses in the area. PLUS, those of you who love trail running, hook up with our friends at RUNMALLORCA and hit some world class trails on the island.
"This place is so special and unique for us Triathletes because you can combine a perfect swimming with a beautiful landscape for cycling and a running on the soft ground of a wood! All you can ask for as a triathlete!!! And on top you have people around who are living sport and giving all the asisstance they can. Thanks BEST Center team!" Matthias Zoll, Assistant Performance Director, Germany National Team.
"One of the best pools and gym we have ever seen. The BEST Centre in Colonia Sant Jordi is perfect for our training." Roland Knoll, coach, German national triathlon team.
"Majorca has been a terrific training base since arriving from the USA. The majority of Europe is still very cold but Majorca has been ideal weather and the training here is outstanding. A number of Olympic swim teams are currently here and the island is a cycling haven with a number of pro-teams choosing to train here regularly.” Shaun Stephens, Australian Triathlon head coach.
"The whole week was a great success with the accommodation, food and location all ideal for our needs. The bikes and Joan's service and help could not have been better. After a superb training camp everyone went away fitter and inspired by the experience. The technical input in the pool was particularly valued!" Stuart Robinson, pro tri coach, and head coach of ACTC.
"Once again thanks for everything. I knocked 9 mins off my time in the 1500m triathlon swim and placed 3rd man over 45. It was a very big event so swim camp worked. We would love to come back next year." Gerry Daly, Dublin.
"This has got to be the most amazing place for a triathlete I have ever seen." Mike Smith, High Wycombe.