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King of the Volcanoes Camp 2019, Day 3

The 3rd day on camp is traditionally Aquathlon day…. a sprint distance swim/run race on the beachfront before the daytime tourists rise (and often encountering night-time tourists on their way home) – exactly what no one feels like doing with … Continue reading

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King of the Volcanoes Camp 2019 – Day 2

Our second day of camp takes us up to the north of the island, and the longest timed hill climb of the week, from Orzola at sea level to to Mirador del Rio – gains 450m in 10km it’s a … Continue reading

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King of the Volcanoes Camp 2019 – Day 1

The first day on camp, as ever started with a 30 minute sea swim. There are always a few nerves about this – for most people this is the first open water swim of the year …and in a few … Continue reading

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King Of The Volcanoes Camp 2019

A fresh batch of campers have been dropping into Lanzarote through the last 24 hours… bikes assembled, legs shaken out and Camp Intro delivered. Now it’s time for early night’s ahead of the start of a big week of training … Continue reading

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King Of The Volcanoes Camp – Wrap Up

As mentioned in previous posts, this year was a trial of a new format for a camp following seven years of a very successful high-volume swim/bike/run format, but with what we felt was a diminishing “completition” rate. Thinking that the … Continue reading

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King Of The Volcanoes Camp – Day 6

In all our previous camps we’ve made the last day a big day out for everyone with at least the full Ironman route being a requirement for completion. With the change in format we’d decided to alter the final day. … Continue reading

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King Of The Volcanoes Camp – Day 5

The winds have still not let up on the island, and so again the day started with rough sea. Even rougher than yesterday. We had about half the camp out for a very fun 30 minute swim. The section along … Continue reading

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King Of The Volcanoes Camp – Day 4

Overnight the winds had picked up further from yesterday, which made for the roughest swim so far. Most of those – those who hadn’t been out for one too many the night before, that is!- who swam really enjoyed it … Continue reading

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King Of The Volcanoes Camp – Day 3

For the first time on our camp the Aquathlon wasn’t a requirement for camp completion so, to attract a decent turn out we offered up 7 bonus points to those that got up and involved as either solo competitor, in … Continue reading

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King Of The Volcanoes Camp – Day 2

Our second day started much as the first: a pleasing majority decided to rise early for a pre-breakfast swim, and we did the same ~1500m lap in very calm conditions yet again – long may this last!!

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