The British Paratriathlon team are honing their training at a warm weather camp in Quinta Do Lago in Portugal with experienced and next generation athletes training together.
The athletes have had opportunities to train at world class training facilities and also took part in workshops around key dates, planning and camp structure.
Head of Paratriathlon Tom Hodgkinson, who joined the programme in July 2022, was on his first camp with the team and has been impressed with the team dynamic through the week.
This camp has been a great experience to see where our athletes are at, supporting their journey with a month to go to the World Championships,” Hodgkinson said. “I’ve really enjoyed seeing the established programme athletes welcoming the next generation athletes into the camp environment and we’ve seen athletes really take a step up in how they conduct themselves and train. This joint learning is really valuable for the programme moving forwards.
“Camps are a key part of our season plans and it was really good to horizon scan what athletes want from the environment looking forwards, to get the best from their training. We also had an important session on planning their seasons and how to maximise the qualification events towards Paris 2024. For me, it was leaving the athletes with support on how we can use these key dates as a flight path towards landing our qualification in Paris 2024.”
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