Why Elixir?

Elixir’s intention is to provide triathlon and trail running training camps situated within the Sintra National Park (a UNESCO world heritage site) and the Cascais / Estoril municipality (the Portuguese Riviera). This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, alongside the Atlantic Ocean coastline and is only thirty minutes’ drive from Lisbon International Airport. Lisbon International Airport is one of the closest mainland European airport to North/South America and has links to all major capitals and airports throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.

Elixir´s aim is to primarily attract groups and individuals from the UK, Europe and from within Portugal itself. Nevertheless, we welcome athletes from all corners of the world to come and train with us in a climate that is suitable for all year-round training.

The two biggest, most successful and most recognised triathlon brands: Ironman and Challenge, are now representative in Portugal with “Ironman 70.3 Cascais, Portugal” and “Challenge Lisboa”.  Testament to the region's passion for sports. In 2018's edition of Ironman 70.3 Cascais, more than 2800 competitors from over 80 countries took part.

Trail running is a growing sport and pastime in Portugal; its participation increasing each year over the last 3-5 years. This format of running consists of running off-road over multiple terrains following footpaths and trails of various technical difficultly. There is usually plenty of ascending and descending involved which adds to the technical skills required for this form of running. The Sintra national park is perfect terrain to practice and train.  Trail running is excellent form of training which aids strength, core and endurance fitness which is helpful for triathletes train during the winter months.

The triathlon camps will provide a dedicated training schedule of running, cycling, swimming and fitness activities over 7 days. There will be a set timetable but camps can be tailored to a specific group’s needs.

The trail running camps will provide daily trail running across different trails within the national park and the coastline over 4 days. We will focus on technique, strength and enjoying the tranquility

Our coaches are all with local knowledge of roads and trails and all have competed at National and International level, both professional and amateur levels.


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Outstanding Location

This is an area of outstanding natural beauty, alongside the Atlantic Ocean coastline and is only thirty minutes’ drive from Lisbon International Airport.

Excellent Coaching

The coaches are all with local knowledge of roads and trails and all have competed at National and International level, both professional and amateur levels.

Challenging Training Trips

These camps will provide a dedicated training schedule of running, cycling, swimming and fitness activities. There will be a set timetable but camps can be tailored to a specific group’s needs.

Wes Trigg

Head Coach

Competed in Duathlons & Triathlons since 2012.

Represented GB at Age Group - European Championships 2016

Top non-Portuguese Trail Runner

Bruno Pais

Coach

Triathlon Professional, representing Portugal at 2008/2012 Olympics

Manager - Estoril Praia

Rodrigo Baltazar

Coach

Triathlon Professional, representing Portugal at Age Group - European Championships 2016

2x Kona finisher

Coach - Estoril Praia

Nicola Trigg

Coach

Fitness Professional since 2010

Specialising in HIIT, core and Personal Training

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Portuguese Champion