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Epic Camp New Zealand 2009 – applications now open

Posted By: KP
Date: Thursday, 7 August 2008, at 5:48 p.m.

PRESS RELEASE from my pals at Epic Camp:

For the 4th year in a row New Zealand’s South Island will be host to Epic Camp. This year’s camp will begin in the Garden City of Christchurch and head north taking in the spectacular Kaikoura coastline before turning north-west to the remote and stunning Golden Bay region. A trip into the Heaphy track, one of New Zealand premier walking tracks, will also be one of the highlights of this camp. Scott Molina adds “ We’re covering some new, challenging routes on this trip that I’m really looking forward to. The adventure aspect of these camps is one part we will ensure remains! There’s still a few places I’ve never seen in New Zealand even though I’ve lived here for 15 years. We want to cover some new territory for those Epic Campers who’ve joined us on the South Island before and we’ve found some magnificent wilderness to explore.”

Many athletes and coaches who read about the camps often ask the question why Epic? Athletes attend the camp for different reasons. Some use the camps as big volume preparation for specific races, others use the camps as a test to see how much training their bodies can handle before they reach their absolute limit. However probably the biggest learning curve from the camps is the improvements to athletes mental game “time and time again the most common compliment I hear from athletes 6 months or more after the camps is the improvement in the mental application when racing and training. They find it easier to cope with the tough times because they know from epic camp they can get through it and come out the other side in good shape”, says coach and camp organiser John Newsom.

Who attends Epic? The coaching staff for Epic Camp NZ09 includes triathlon legend and 1988 Hawaii Ironman champion Scott Molina along with well known coach and co-host of the IronmanTalk podcast John Newsom. They will be joined by athletes who are serious about reaching their limits. To attend Epic it is as much about attitude as it is speed. The general range of athletes is an Ironman time of 9hrs up to 11hrs. If you would like to enquire about attending Epic or simply find out more information visit www.epiccamp.com and email your racing CV along with why you want to attend Epic to info@epiccamp.com

Applications are now open for this unique chance to train with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world.

coach KP

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