Training course

Are you tempted to enter the KYOCERA Beach Challenge, but not sure if you have what it takes to finish? Then this training course is for you! Designed for those who want to participate in the KYOCERA Beach Challenge well-prepared, this course is offered by the RTC Den Haag, an endurance sports club. The course is suitable for both new and experienced triathletes. Some endurance sports experience is required. You should be able to:

- swim (either crawl or breast stroke)
- run for an hour (at your own speed)

The course starts about three months before the race. Training course coordinators Harald ten Katen and Leo Meewisse are confident that after three months of training you will be able to start and finish one of the KYOCERA Beach Challenge series!

There is a weekly session for each element of triathlon given by experienced trainers.

Swimming sessions
In April and May swimming sessions are held indoors on Friday evenings at Waterthor. For those who need to work on their swimming, we have an option to start the swim training a month earlier. When the temperature warms up we will swim outdoor in the Madestein area and in the North Sea at Kijkduin.

Cycling sessions
In the beginning cycling sessions are aimed at improving your stamina. Later the focus shifts to mountainbike technique. Cycling sessions take place on Saturday mornings on a mountainbike.

Running sessions
Running sessions are on thursday evenings. These are a mix of technique and interval training, held at the Sparta track at the Zuiderpark. Later on we run in the dunes and on the beach; these sessions are on Thursday nights.

Transition sessions
Transitions are the fourth discipline of triathlon. It is far from easy to adjust quickly when you switch from swimming to cycling to running. Transition training sessions will help you master this key element.

Price The course fee is 100 euros for the entire training perid (half april until the Beach Challenge). This includes registration for one of the distances of the Beach Challenge. An extra month swim training costs another € 20.

Registration We start saturday 11 april 2015 (the week after easter) with a running training (the extra swim course starts  friday 13 march). You can register via this registration form. (only in Dutch).

There is a maximum of 25 participants