The Rustyman is a  3 day / 2 night Camp ideal for anyone who is contemplating taking on an IronMan, who has signed up for their first IronMan or if you are returning to IronMan with a view of improving on your last outing.

Due to our location we specialise in Ironman Wales and the uniqueness of its course, however the skills taught are easily transferable to any Middle or Iron distance event.

These camps really are about giving you the information, coaching and skills needed to complete your goals and as such each group/session will be a maximum of six persons and will be focused on you, addressing your concerns or weaknesses, whether it be within the Swim, Bike or Run.
We have no set dates for 2017 but if you are interested in the camp please contact us for details on proposed dates for 2017/18

The weekend camp will include group and one on one coaching on the following:-

  • A guided ride on sections of the IM Wales Course, looking at the unique transition from Swim to Bike. Includes bike coaching
  • Swim Coaching – utilising an endless pool of video analysis. Plus open water sea swim
  • The Run – A run session with coaching input on various forms of training techniques and running styles including  cadence and pace
  • IM Motivational talk and input
  • Bike Maintenance and set up
  • Nutrition – in training and on race day
  • Kit, transitions and strength training
  • Plus anything else you want to ask
Whether your goal is to race or just finish an IM or full distance triathlon, you have to realise and understand that its far more than just the 3 disciplines and the preparation for the big day is key. We can help your dreams become a reality.

Day 1: Friday Evening

  • Welcome Meeting and programme introduction
  • Evening meal

Day2: Saturday

  • Swim coaching / Open water swim
  • Run 7 or 10 miles (various paces catered for)
  • Bike Maintenance / Preparation
  • Ironman motivational talk with Q&A session
  • Nutritional advice / strategy

Day 3: Sunday

  • Bike Ride (on sections of IMW course) distance to be agreed
  • The importance of Brick sessions
  • Planning your race strategy (Racing or Finishing, your goals!)
  • Transition set up
  • Individual coaching on areas of concern
The above is a sample and the order of certain aspects may be changed to suit the group or to make best use of the weather. You will have an ultimate experience into the difficulty of competing in Pembrokeshire and how to handle its rolling hills, whether it be on the run or bike and how the wind and sea conditions can make the swim as difficult as any course in the world.

Our base for the Rustyman will be Newgate Lodge which has two lovely barn conversions – Skomer Lodge and Ramsey Lodge. These lodges are ideal for such groups with 6 bed en-suite dorms, dinning area, lounge and conference room. The accommodation is also ideally placed to allow the Rustyman group to experience an open water swim at Newgale Beach, with numerous running routes for varying abilities surrounding the lodge and only a short drive to sections of the IMW bike route. The location is all of this whilst still being remote and private enough to ensure you get the best out of the weekend.

We have a number of coaches working on the Rustyman camp, all of which have successfully competed in Ironman competitions around the World and of course IMW. They will also have worked with elite athletes and have a wealth of knowledge to share, which means that the advice and guidance passed on to you will be up to date and first hand.

The coaches are experienced in working with athletes of all abilities, whether they be juniors, beginners or experienced. We are proud to say that these include Welsh Ironman Record Holder Oliver Simon, a Professional Triathlete, and Clair Davies, a former International athlete and Ironman World Championship Qualifier.

I have loved sport since I first kicked a ball and have always wanted to be a professional sportsman, I have competed in Triathlon for the past 16 years on and off. I have a background in swimming and surf rescue up to a Welsh Standard. I started my first year at Triathlon qualifying for the World Age Groups in Perth 2000 where I came 12th in the 20-24 age group. I have competed for Wales a few times at Triathlon but never won a big race or had the chance to get sponsored. In 2010, I won the Tenby Long Course Weekend over the Ironman distance and decided 2011 would be the year to step up to the Ironman as it was coming to my home town. Ironman UK was my debut where I came 5th overall as a Pro and then 23rd overall in my local Ironman Wales – with fastest swims in both races. Local shops took an interest and gave me the push to go full-time Pro for the 2012 season. I battled with a foot injury all of 2012 and most of 2013, I managed to come through it to start racing in August where I racked up some good results. 2014 was a hard year with a couple of injuries at key times, I missed the first 3 months running and got racing by the end of April, 3rd long course weekend win being the highlight of the year along with the Ocean lava win and a top 10 in Ironman Sweden, I missed out on Ironman Wales with a calf strain and trying to get good results the end of the season was hard after that. I had a late start in 2015 but raced consistently well achieving my 4th LCW title, 5th at Ironman Dublin 70.3 and the Ironman Welsh record in a time of 8:34 at Ironman Barcelona. I am still improving at the age of 36 and have secured some more sponsors in 2016 so I have more time to train and tick off some of my Career goals. Looking forward to defending my LCW title and breaking my Welsh record again. I am a BTF level 2 Coach/ Swim Teacher qualified/ Fitness Instructor and Events organiser qualified
I have been fortunate to have a wide and varied sporting life with varying degrees of success, I rose from humble beginnings to become the Welsh Schools 400m Hurdle champion in 1988 to completing the holy grail of all ironman triathlons, racing in the World Ironman Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2014. My Mantra is, ”It is not just about the time you achieve on the day, but about the times you had along the way!” Training and fitness should be fun, for almost thirty years I have lived by this mantra and along the way I have been lucky enough to hold Welsh and British championship titles, not only in athletics but also triathlon and surf life saving. Thanks to sport I have travelled across the world and met many amazing athletes and coaches. Not only am I an able athlete, I have a degree in Physical Education and a host of National Governing Body coaching qualifications, I regularly attend CPD workshops and undertake further reading to ensure that I stay on top of new theories and practical applications
I’ve been running, cycling and hitting the gym for as long as I can remember! I’ve just completed my Personal Trainer qualification with Lifetime along with a Circuits & Bootcamp training course. I completed 2 x Marathons the first was Fintan’s Ras Dewi last year where I was 2nd lady and the other was the Long Course Weekend Marathon the day after the full distance cycle! I enjoyed I enjoyed the long distance to such an extent that I did 3 x Ultra Marathons last year as well, the longest being the Gower 50 mile (I came in 1st lady in the 32 and 44 mile distances and 2nd lady in the 50), 3 X cycling sportives, a couple of Triathlons and Ironman Wales last year.
These camps really are about giving you the information, coaching and skills needed to complete your goals and as such each group/session will be a maximum of six persons. This will be focussed on you, addressing your concerns or weaknesses, whether it be within the Swim, Bike or Run.
This training camp costs £240 per person

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  • No refunds can be given
  • Transfers / deferrals can be made up to 1 week before the event.
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Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
August 21, 2015

What a fab weekend. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and learnt loads. I’ve taken something from all 3 disciplines, and lots of other ideas too, I’d be interested in another weekend, its been great training

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