Triathlon Training in Westport

By Olive Roberts

Best Loved Hotel; Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, County Mayo has just launched a new training weekend programme designed specifically for beginners to triathlons. If you enjoy the outdoors and like a challenge, or have never tried a triathlon, this is a perfect way to get started! This is also one of the most wonderful locations in Ireland, overlooking Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick to begin your triathlon journey.

Knockranny House Hotel; awarded Best Four Star Hotel in Ireland by Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards 2010, has thought of everything.

They offer an abundance of excellent tips and techniques and guidance by coaches from personal fitness experts Zest.

Arrive on a Friday evening and prepare for a jam-packed weekend with training opportunities in each of the 3 elements that make up a triathlon – swimming, cycling and running.

Starting with swimming techniques session at Knockranny’s Spa Salveo Vitality Pool and next a guided 20k bike ride were the coach will assess the level and skill of each rider including giving tips on riding correctly and safely in a group.

Each day sessions will also include a bootcamp in the Knockranny grounds, and a run/jog on a beautiful local Blue Flag beach.

Included in the weekend events are seminars on nutrition and how to achieve the optimal training effects, all given by fitness experts They use their unique assessment system to tell you exactly what to eat and drink and how to strengthen and stabilize your body, making you feel and move better.

The FUN is not forgotten either; dinner is inclusive in your package from ‘Ireland’s Best Hotel Restaurant’ La Fougére and complimentary access to Spa Salveo’s vitality pool and thermal suites. Why not treat yourself or your partner to a pampering treatment from the expert spa therapist.

The first training programme takes place from January 28th, with programmes running every month until August. Priced at from just €250 for 2 nights B&B with one evening meal, the package also includes a packed lunch on Sunday to enjoy outdoors in the hills around Westport, use of Spa Salveo’s Vitality Pool and Thermal Suites, seminars and full guidance from an expert Zest trainers. Partners package of 2 nights B&B with one evening meal from just €75.

What are you waiting for – get ready to start your first triathlon!

 Full list of 2011 dates
February 25th & 26th
March 25th & 26th
April 15th & 16th
May 20th & 21st
June 17th & 18th
July 15th & 16th
August 5th & 6th

For more information on Knockranny House Hotel and available special offers, click here