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Thailand Running Camp hosted by Chris & Greta Truscott


  • Thanyapura Sports Resort Unnamed Road Tambon Thep Kasattri, จ.ภูเก็ต, 83110 Thailand (map)

Chris & Greta visited the incredible Thanyapura Sports Resort and were blown away! The tag ‘’Disneyland for athletes’’ really does apply for everyone of all levels and all ages wanting to improve their mind, body & soul in their sport. We are very excited to host a running camp here between Saturday 28th May to Monday 6th June 2016 with specialist guidance of the resort's directors. You can heighten your fitness and enjoy all the delights the resort & magical Phuket have to offer. 

We are proposing an 8-9 night package including 6 nights at Thanyapura and then 2-3 nights at a beach side Sunwing resort in Laguna close to the Phuket running festival (www.phuketmarathon.com). You can train hard for a few days and then an option would be to complete the Phuket marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k or kids 2k on 4/5th June. You could run it as your long run or race if you want a hard hit out.

We encourage you to review our camp details below & check out the website www.thanyapura.com. Please send Chris & I your expressions of interest and if you are interested then select “join” to the Facebook Event. Please contact us and reserve your spot with a $250 deposit. 

Families are very welcome as Thanyapura has wonderful indoor and outdoor facilities for kids including the Kids Club & nannies.

Checklist - to confirm your spot & complete all bookings:

1. Contact Chris / Greta - pay your $250 deposit pp - we will reserve your room at Thanyapura Sports Resort for 6 nights (Sat 28/5 to Thurs 2/6 inclusive) for you either single, twin share or family pending your request. 

2. Book your own accommodation at Sunwing on Bangtao Beach in the Laguna area (NOT the one at Kamala Beach) http://www.sunwingphuket.com/ from Friday night 3rd June for however many nights you’d like to stay - 2, 3 or 4 nights. We have booked one of the Pool access rooms at Sunwing as the prices were pretty good. We also booked the Monday night 6th June as it was included free and so we have a room all day and into the night before our late flight Monday night (it’s only 15mins to the airport so it should make it comfortable). If you get this same deal, great otherwise book 3 nights then use our room for your gear that last day.

3. Book & pay for your own flights as detailed below. 

Let’s go team.  

 

FLIGHT COSTS
Jetstar is the only airline that flies direct to Phuket and only a few times per week. Flight costs are fantastic, about $300-400 one way pp (baggage dependent). There are other airlines that can fly you there but these will incur a brief stop somewhere. All campers will need to book and pay for their own flights separate to the camp costs. Book your flight over on Saturday 28th May 2pm from Sydney to Phuket on Jetstar JQ27 then back again on the Sunday 5th or Mon 6th June. We have booked our flight direct from Phuket to Sydney on Jetstar JQ28 Mon 6th June 9:45pm. Other runners have started booking theirs. 

TRAINING CAMP COSTS
Thanyapura is truly an all encompassing sports training facility with a touch of luxury thrown in. The idea is that you can rest or rotate around the many different sports activities at your leisure so we have organized to have as many of these included in your daily rate as possible. We are even planning a blind draw, mixed doubles tennis tournament one night, which will be fun. See below for the ITINERARY, which will include the following training sessions: 
- Running speed sessions, easy runs, long runs, king of the mountain challenge
- Commando obstacle course challenge
- Group classes i.e. spin, yoga, pilates, Thai boxing
- Group cycling
- Swim sessions
- Gym strength / core sessions
- Nutrition sessions
- Meditation / mind training sessions
- Tennis & beach volleyball comps 

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For the 6 night cost of $900pp based on twin share, you will get:

- 6 nights in a resort poolside suite
- Full breakfast and dinner every day
- Return airport transfers
- Comprehensive training sessions – led by Thanyapura coaches and Chris & Greta
- Tennis tournament & beach volleyball nights
- Fun extreme obstacle course session
- Expert advice throughout the entire camp including 24/7 access to Chris & Greta for all your training requirements

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UNLIMITED ACCESS TO
- 500m tartan athletic track (world first and ideal for distance runners)
- 25m, 50m Olympic standard pools with underwater viewing decks & a 100m world first pool currently being built
- State of the art Fitness centre including free weights & cardio
- Free group fitness classes throughout the week
- Lifestyle locker room including cold and hot plunge pools, steam, sauna and spa

ITINERARY (draft) – Sat 28th May to Mon 6th June 2016 (all sessions are optional)

Saturday 28th May Day 1 afternoon flight to Phuket from Sydney.

Sunday Day 2:

7am Guided run around Thanyapura 

Breakfast provided by Thanyapura 

9.30am Pilates  

10.30am Swim session Or Mind Centre Group Class

DIY Lunch / free time

3pm Spin class

4pm Short trail run / walk OR Boot Camp OR Muay Thai 

5pm Pilates  

Happy hour poolside

Dinner provided by Thanyapura

Monday Day 3:

6am: Early morning long run i.e. 10-20km

Breakfast provided by Thanyapura

Enjoy a pool swim at leisure along with recovery contrast cold baths & warm steam room

7.30am Open water swim training OR Masters Pool Swim

8.30am Yoga - Vinyasa Flow 

10.30am Mind Centre Group Class OR Stretching Class 

11.30am free time / shuttle to the beach / DIY Lunch

4pm Nutrition session

5pm Skill & Drill Running Technique OR Spinning OR Core

Happy hour poolside

Dinner provided by Thanyapura

Beach Volleyball Comp

Tuesday Day 4:

6am: Early morning track session 4-8 x 1km reps (on the world first 500m tartan track)

Breakfast provided by Thanyapura

7.30am Masters Swim 

8.30am Yoga - Vinyasa Flow 

9.30am Spinning OR Zumba OR Core

10.30am Mind Centre Group Class OR Pilates Class

DIY Lunch / free time

4pm Optional 2nd run – easy 30min trail run

5pm Happy hour poolside

6pm Masters Pool Swim

Dinner provided by Thanyapura

Trivia competition

Wednesday Day 5:

6am: Early morning easy trail run 1 hour including King of the Mountain run 

Breakfast provided by Thanyapura

7.30am Swim technique endurance OR 8am Stroke correction

8.30am Yoga - Vinyasa Flow 

9am: Thanyapura led Commando strength session on the 17 station obstacle course followed by a leisurely swim

9.30am Core OR Easy bike on flat road with tri / cycling coaches 

10.30am Stretching Class

DIY Lunch / free time

3pm ABs & Stretching Class

4pm Yoga - deep stretch & restore 

5pm Track Session with tri / track coaches (on the super cool track which typically has a big turn out!) 

Happy hour poolside

Dinner provided by Thanyapura

Fun mixed Tennis Tournament

Thursday Day 6:

6am: Early morning trail run session - fartlek / intervals (easier run for those that did track last night)

7.30am Road cycling with tri / coaches - various distances 

8.30am Yoga - Vinyasa Flow 

Breakfast provided by Thanyapura

9.30am Core

10.30am Mind Centre Group Class OR Pilates 

DIY Lunch / free time

4pm: Optional 2nd run

Happy hour poolside

Dinner provided by Thanyapura

Farewell to Thanyapura party

Friday Day 7:  

7am Thanyapura fun social run

7.30am Masters Pool Swim 

Breakfast provided by Thanyapura

10am Checkout / bus to airport or to Sunwing resort

Day at leisure 

Lunch and dinner at own expense

Saturday Day 8:

7am: Easy beach run & stretch 

Day at leisure - explore the amazing sights of Thailand

Early pre-race dinner (at own expense)   

Sunday Day 9:  

Phuket running festival – please enter this event: www.phuketmarathon.com

Post-race brunch woohoo

Rest / sight see

Early dinner & drinks celebration provide / Flight back to Sydney today/tomorrow?

Monday Day 10:

Team brekkie and relax. 

Pool / beach swim & soft sand run session.

Flight back to Sydney, (thank goodness for our dose of sun before the Winter back home).

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
You can purchase these at fantastic prices when you are at Thanyapura: 
(Please give an indication if you are interested so we can make sure these will be all be readily available). 
- Health clinic with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage
- Sports science & medicine testing (Vo2 max, lactate etc)
- Kids club / nannies
- A road bike if you wish to do cycling sessions

The additional 2-3 nights beach side at Sunwing Laguna will also be amazing value and cost approx. $200 a night for a room  (i.e. $100pp) and will include accommodation and breakfast. 

Plus as usual, we will ensure all those little extras we like to throw in are still a regular feature of your Truscott camp experience. 

All you have to bring are training gear, casual gear and your sense of adventure!  

Tourist attractions:  
- look up Phang Na Bay or similar for James Bond Island visit
- nearby Nikki Beach to Thanyapura resort
- Thanyapura recommends a day trip www.johngray-seacanoe.com showing the amazing Thailand
- sight seeing Phuket i.e. The Big Buddha, markets, elephant rides and much more

R & R: You’ll have plenty of free time for resting and relaxing - laze in or by the pool, go for a quiet walk, have a nap, or read etc.  

Thank you, we would love to hear from you and if you have any queries. 

Greta & Chris

SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THANYAPURA
Thanyapura’s location amongst lush tropical jungles on the island of Phuket is just 15minutes from the international airport that has direct flights to 37 destinations including: Australia, Middle East, Europe and all over Asia. We are fast becoming a regular training base for Olympic/national/club teams utilizing our premium facilities, mind-training capabilities, sports science & medicine, top-level coaching staff from around the globe and all year round consistent weather conditions ideal for heat/humidity acclimatization. Whilst our swimming facilities are renown around the world we are also fast becoming popular across other sports including triathlon, cycling, tennis, football, rugby, athletics, beach-volleyball and much more. Our recent guest have included super-stars Maria Sharapova through to Formula1 driver Jenson Button and many other world-record holders.

Facilities on site:
• 111 room purpose built luxury sports hotel
• 50m Olympic competition pool (3m deep, ozone filtration, under-water viewing windows, daktronics timing, omega start blocks) 
• 25m lap pool, 25m recreation pool (with pool bar)
• 6 competition tennis courts (4 under cover and 2 outside)
• 200sq meter fitness centre (4 gyms, 2 studios, 1 team strength & conditioning gym)
• 500m scientifically designed athletics track **WORLD FIRST**
• Full-size FIFA standard artificial pitch (120x80m floodlight)
• Futsal pitch (50x30m floodlight)
• Spinning studio
• Compu-trainer studio
• Altitude chamber
• Mind training and meditation
• 17 station commando course
• Meeting and board rooms
• Kids club
• Health clinic with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage
• Sports science & medicine testing (Vo2 max, lactate etc)
• Locker rooms with recovery ice/hot baths, saunas, steam rooms
• Numerous restaurants, bars and cafes
• Nutritious organic meals from our very own farm
• And much more…

Thanyapura is basically a ‘Disneyland for athletes’ for those just looking to improve their health and well being in an inspiring and motivating environment away from all the distractions in a pollution free environment. At the moment Thailand offers extremely good financial value combined with Thanyapura’s 2015 promotions and will make an ideal cross-training venue with some much needed take home skill-sets. Our specialist coaches and staff include: Chris McCormack (triathlon multiple Iron-Man World Champion), Paul Amey (World Duathlon Champion), Nick Gates (ex pro-cyclist Lotto and Saxo-Bank Director) and Miguel Alvardo Lopez (Spanish and Swim coach for Javier Gomoz) in addition we have just been appointed as the first official FINA training centre in Asia.

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