Tri Training Harder Are Going To Greece!

Syros - a hidden gem in the heart of the Cyclades

Syros, the beautiful Greek Island at the heart of the Cyclades may be an unassuming location for a training holiday, and it certainly is a hidden gem.

Philip Hatzis

, (Tri Training Harder Founder and Head Coach) has been training there for many years and spent most of his summer build phases on the island, working towards the Ironman World Championships in Kona. However, that isn’t the only reason why TTH are heading to Syros…

Who said anything about hills?

The TRIMORE Syros Triathlon Festival

in June provides a stunning backdrop for numerous triathlon competitions. There are options for open water swim races ranging between 2.5-5km, sprint or standard distance triathlons and then 2.5-10km running races. The festival concludes with a short swimming obstacle race: a great way to bring all standards of competitor together. The triathlon festival is perfect for the Ironman athlete looking for some speed, the standard distance or 70.3 athlete looking to complete a big week of training or the beginner athlete wanting to trial a few different parts of a triathlon.

TRIMORE's Festival of Triathlon in Syros

As if the festival itself was not tough enough, Tri Training Harder are taking things one step further. We are bolting a training camp to the front of it. This camp is going to be tough and certainly not for the beginner: big swim days, both in the blue waters of the Med and in the outdoor 50m swimming pool and long intervals on the bike and the run looking at developing a response from your body. All of this will be carried out under the watchful eye of a Tri Training Harder Coach who will help you understand your data, improve your technique and explain how to execute your intervals as required. This camp is certainly not for the fainthearted and is the one to attend if you want to set yourself up for a brilliant season. If you want to train hard, this is the place to be! And all for just £315 for a “no frills, just training” experience.

Syros – An idyllic but tough training location

Philip Hatzis on Syros:

“I have practically grown up on this island, it is a wonderful destination full stop. It is a working island, so it has more character and culture than the more touristy islands in the region. Though not your typical training ground for triathletes and certainly not famous, it is a playground for hard workouts. The hills are brutal, in the summer, the heat is perfect (hot!) and the swimming is some of the best around. I am looking forward to sharing some of the hard training sessions I have completed over here and can't wait to create a few new ones as well.”

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