31st Year! 1987 – 2018

Getting ready for next season? Want to get a head start?

then come to the Sun in Italy!

The Personal Best Triathlon Training Camp

A choice of 1 or 2 weeks or 10 days; May 8th/15th, 15th/22nd, 8th/22nd 12th/22nd 2018

One possible extra option; flying out of Heathrow on afternoon (approx 3pm) flight on Monday 14th May. Gets you into hotel around 7pm so a whole extra day’s training on Tuesday 15th

The training camp with the most laughs, AND best value for money

 Tel: 0208 886 5175     e-mail: trew@personalbest.demon.co.uk

Our training camp is based at The Hotel Beau-Soleil in Cesenatico, Italy. Cesenatico is situated on one of the stages of the Tour of Italy cycle stage race; the Nove Colli, the nine hills –which says just about all there is to stay about the terrain! Cesenatico is also the home town of Tour de France winner Marco Pantani. The hotel has its own 6 lane, 25 metre heated outdoor swimming pool for our use on site; the hotel is also –quite literally- just two minutes walk through the woods to the beach. The woods themselves have a 5km Pine Running Trail marked out. The majority of our run training sessions take place in the woods.

The Hotel Beau Soleil is a dedicated sports hotel, and is owned and run by ex-professional cyclist Dante Delvecchio and his family. The hotel rooms are clean, comfortable and all have their own en-suite shower and toilet. The food is excellent with an enormous continental breakfast on a serve yourself basis; all you can eat with cereal, yoghurt and fruit and rolls with the usual tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Evening meals have a choice of ‘help yourself’ salad buffet starters, and choice of four main meals and deserts. There is secure cycle storage and workshop in dedicated areas at the hotel so there is no need to take up precious bedroom space with the bikes. There is also a small gym and massage facility.

In early season, March – June, 90% of people staying in the hotel will be Triathletes or Cyclists from Austria, Switzerland or Germany, training for the forthcoming season. It has become very popular with the British cyclists and triathletes, many of them taking part in the Nove Colli ride over distances of either 130 or 210 km.

The Personal Best Triathlon training camp is the perfect way to start the season whether you are an International athlete, a novice or a middle of the packer. All the normal triathlon training sessions on cycling, running and swimming (including open water), plus yoga and stretching. There is the opportunity to train all day if you want….or to take it just as easy as you want to.

Thirty places available only.

Price includes flight, accommodation, transfer to hotel, breakfast and evening meal, coaching, facility use.



Olympic coach and triathlon commentator Steve Trew

Olympic trialist and Triathlon Coach of the year Dan Bullock,

Plus lots of help and advice from returning triathletes

I know that many of you will have been on a previous warm weather camp to Italy or Malta and will have experienced the level of coaching that we can offer including DVD/video feedback as part of our coaching services. We film and feedback individual swim technique almost every day.


Interested? Email Steve at trew@personalbest.demon.co.uk

There are organised and coached swim, run and cycle sessions every day. ALL standards are catered for.

In our group, there are a lot of experienced coaches and experienced athletes to help you sort out your own particular best programme. Every previous camp held has included and catered for standards ranging from absolute beginners right through to experienced Internationals.


Two weeks of training in all disciplines, a minimum of four sessions planned for every day……! (but you don’t have to do all of them!)

tel              0208 886 5175

mobile       07960 267922

e-mail        trew@personalbest.demon.co.uk

Costs for those travelling on British Airways from Heathrow

We believe that our camp is by far the best value out there. OK,

Cost for a one week (8th to 15th or 15th to 22nd May) is    £1018

Cost for eight days (Monday 14th to Tuesday 22nd is                £1099

Cost for ten days, Saturday 12th to Tuesday 22nd is                 £1246

Cost for the two week camp Tues 8th to Tues 22nd is      £1516


Flight details, Heathrow

Departure  BA 0540     May 8th, 12th, and 15th                   8.00am

Departure  BA 0542     (Monday 14th)                                3.00pm

Return       BA 0541     May 15th and 22nd                       12.10pm


Flying time is approximately 2 hours.

Transfer from Bologna international is approx 60 minutes


Other airports and airlines

Stansted: Ryanair departs 08.45am arrives 11.50am

Gatwick: EasyJet departs 7.15am arrives 10.20am

Manchester: Ryanair departs 10.50am arrives 2.15pm

Dublin: Ryanair departs 19.25pm arrives 23.10pm.


Costs for those booking their own flights on these or other flights; please deduct £165 from price. Let Steve know by e-mail if you are doing this.

Please do compare the cost to other warm weather training camps and see what is and isn’t included.

If you want to hire a racing bike in Cesenatico, the cost will be added to your room/drinks bill direct.


On top of this you have to pay Bike carriage or bike hire. BA are now charging £60 each way for bike carriage to and from Heathrow (if pre-booked)

Please let me know when you book if you require bike carriage.


And,           Lunch,

And,           your own insurance

And,           NOTHING ELSE! (apart from your bar bill in the hotel)


We believe that the price knocks spots off of just about every other warm weather camp out there. The camp price includes all flights and transfers, and all meals except lunch. There are several other training camps where the price doesn’t include one or both of these. Please, please do compare and see what there is out there.


With BA’s charge for bike carriage (see prices above). You may wish to consider hiring a bike through Dante Delvecchio (hotel owner) while we are there. I have done this for a few years now. Cost is around E100 for one week.


The camp price includes the following:

Air travel out of Heathrow and into Bologna International airport.

Coach transfer

Breakfast and evening meal

Accommodation in twin-bedded room; there are a VERY LIMITED number of single rooms, supplement is around E15 per night, please let me know EARLY if you want a single room.


The Nove Colli cycle event takes place on Sunday May 20th. Entry will be arranged by Dante Delvecchio. This will be added to your room bill.


Challenge Riccioni 70.3 (half Ironman distance) takes place on Saturday 5th May, you may wish to include this in your camp. There are two other sprint distance triathlons being tentatively planned for during our stay in the local areas. I’ve asked the race organisers to keep me updated on these

Kit, equipment and training. (further info on this, nearer the camp date!)

Always make sure you have a drinking bottle.

The weather has always been kind to us on previous camps; however remember that there can be showers and it is as well to bring along at least a rainproof cycle jacket.

Normal training gear is best; for swimming please bring a pull buoy, paddles – remember goggles!

Crash hat is essential, hand mitts advisable. Questions? Ask!


Hotel on left, our swimming pool right centre, woods and sea in background………. Couldn’t get the nine hills cycle in!


A typical day goes something like this………

  • yoga stretch and/or open water swim

7.45           run

8.30           breakfast

9.45           swim          and/or longer bike ride leaves

necessitating just one swim in the afternoon on these days

  • snack/eat/early lunch
  • cycle

5.0 pm       swim

6.15pm      DVD playback

7.00pm      dinner


There is always somebody to train with at your standard. If you are interested or want to have a chat then just pick up the phone and ring Steve Trew on 0208 886 5175.