TRI TRACKSTARS May 2020 Triathlon Training Camp

Unique Triathlon Training Experience in the South of France. You may know from speaking to your friends or from our client comments over the years that our aim is to provide a really complete service whatever your level. All your training days with us are fully coached by a Professional Experienced Triathlon Coach, totally supported […]

XMAS Stage de Natation avec Tri Coach Richard Laidlow

Le “LAIDLOW Xmas Swim Camp Weekend”: Décembre 2021 Vous avez été nombreux à nous demander  un cinquième Edition “Swim Camp – Christmas Special” cet hiver. C’est désormais chose faite !! Les dates: 18 et 19 décembre 2021 ( le bassin Europa – CANET). C’est une occasion unique d’améliorer votre technique de nage en seulement un petit […]

Army Triathlon Training Week 2018!

Army 2018 Early SUMMER Triathlon Training Camp Totally Unique Triathlon Training Experience in the South of France. You may know from speaking to your club members or from our client comments over the years that our aim is to provide a really complete service whatever your level. All your training days with us are fully coached […]

A “Typical” Triathlon Training Week with us here at Sancture Sportifs.

A “Typical” Triathlon Training Week at Sancture Sportifs. Firstly there isn’t really one, but I am often asked for an idea of how the week pans out, so here is my best shot ! In reality we offer a fairly unique Triathlon Training Experience as you maybe can gather from reading our clients comments. All your […]

Two great Kona race reports from two great Triathletes, coached by Richard Laidlow

Hot off the press from Kona! Two great IRONMAN World Championship race reports from two great “FULONTRI” Triathletes, both coached by Richard Laidlow. “These two athletes did me and themselves proud out there in every way” Richard LAIDLOW     Race report: James Nellany Kona 2016 done – absolutely incredible day, from the crowds, to seeing the leading Pros […]


Off season, warm weather triathlon training base. For many triathletes (and their families) training often feels like a full-time job already during race season, despite this however, it is also essential to include an off season plan to establish good technique, repair any niggles and put down a strong aerobic base. Also this is the […]

4500KM Round Trip for IRONMAN Coach…

Triathlon Coach Richard Laidlow is back in France. Richard was one of the three official IRONMAN Coaches at the UK Ironman 2016 last weekend. He was there to offer support and guidance to all those racing this tough course in Lancashire. Throughout the whole weekend he was able to help triathletes with specifics such as their […]

Campionat de Catalunya Màsters 2016 – Chantal Kibbey

Chantal Kibbey Wins 2 Golds And A Bronze Campionat de Catalunya Open Màsters Our in-house sports massage therapist Chantal Kibbey finished the 2016 pool season with a strong performance at the Catalan Masters Championships in Barcelona, swimming in the 35-39 age category. The event took place at the club natacio sabadell, Barcelona. 50m Butterfly Chantal’s strongest performance came in […]

Meet IRONMAN Coach Richard Laidlow at IRONMAN UK.

Richard Laidlow – Official IRONMAN Coach At IRONMAN UK 2016 Richard Laidlow will be present at IRONMAN UK as it returns to Lancashire. He is one of the official coaches to have been selected. In addition to the IRONMAN Coaching Certificate, Richard is a certified Professional Training Peaks Coach, and a qualified British Triathlon and British Cycling Coach. He […]

Améliorer Votre Technique de Natation Pour Triathlon

Séances de Natation Offerts Gratuitement Richard Laidlow – Ironman Certified Coach! Tout l’été le Mardi et Jeudi Soir Les séances axés sur Triathlon en super ”bassin à l’eau libre” de 25m, situé dans le Vallespir. Nous vous sensibiliseront aux différents points techniques indispensables pour progresser en natation. Tout au long de juillet et août 2016. […]

Chantal Kibbey Wins Bronze At French Nationals – Masters

Chantal Kibbey 1,500m Bronze Medal Our very own in-house sports massage therapist Chantal Kibbey won a bronze medal at this week’s ‘Championnat de France des Maîtres’, swimming in the 35-39 age category. Her time was 21min 56sec, a PB! The competition on the Masters circuit is tough, and the qualifying times for this year’s French Nationals […]

Ann Parthemore Bike Ride Germany to Estonia

Ann Parthemore 14 days, 1700km, 6 countries, 2 wheels! I recently completed a solo, two week, 1800km / 1100 mile bike ride from Germany to Estonia, despite having no experience in bike touring. Over 14 days, I learned some valuable things about myself, both physically and mentally, and gained a new confidence in my ability […]

Sam Laidlow Wins ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup

Sam Laidlow Champion ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup On Sunday 22nd May 2016 our very own Sam Laidlow won the ETU Junior European Cup at l’Aiguillon-sur-Mer. It is his greatest achievement to date. To say we are all extremely proud would be a major understatement! A member of the Pôle Triathlon Montpellier and part of the renowned Poissy […]

My 2 month stay chez “Les Laidlows”

Triathlon Training and Fresh Vegetables! I first came across Santure Sportifs on the web while looking for something to occupy my time for 2 months abroad. I contacted Michelle for more information and if I could stay for 2 months. Michelle was extremely helpful and explained the different options that were availably. I chose to […]

Reflections After The Ride: Chris Ward

Reflections from Chris Ward 12 days after completing his epic journey through France by bike, we spoke to Chris. What words sum up your experience? “There are three words for me that sum up the 3 days in the saddle ‘disappointment’, ‘adventure’ and ‘team’. For me as an athlete I need to set specific objectives and goals (in […]

Traverser La France En Vélo: Q&A With Chris Ward

Quick Q&A with Chris Ward following his epic ride When were you happiest last week? There were two moments for me last week. The first was when we finally arrived in Dunkirk. After many months of training and preparation it was finally the big day. The second was when I could see Canigou and the Albères from north […]

Traverser La France En Vélo: Q&A With Chantal Kibbey

Quick Q&A with Chantal following the epic ride by Chris Ward When were you happiest last week? When I knew that we’d finally fixed Chris’s knee problem and I was confident he could complete the ride. What was your greatest fear? That the TV crew was going to cause a pile up on the road. What was […]

Traverser La France En Vélo: Q&A With Richard Laidlow

Quick Q&A with Richard following the epic ride by Chris Ward When were you happiest last week? When we finished. What was your greatest fear? Chris pulling out between Dijon and Lyon. What was the best thing anyone said to you last week? The ‘Thank You’ from Chris once he knew he was going to […]

Traverser La France En Vélo: Chris Ward

Chris Ward Creates World Record Chris Ward set a new World Record for riding from the most northerly point in France to the most southerly point in France, arriving at Lamanère a shade before midnight on Friday 15th April 2016. The challenge, which is comparable to the Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) ride, covering […]

Early Summer Training Camps – Overcome your Open Water Swimming Fears

Open-Water Swimming: Practice makes Perfect” “Practice makes Perfect” is an obvious cliché but very true! The best way to improve really is to get used to swimming in open water. You will feel very quickly that swimming in lakes, rivers or the sea is much different than pool swimming (with each of these also being different […]

Sam Laidlow – Vice Champion of France 2013!

Hi everybody and thanks for all the support ! Time for a little race report : 6am and the day starts…I could already feel lots of expectations resting upon me, but i had already done all the training and hard work , and all i could do now was perform at my best and enjoy […]

When to Foam Roll – Original Article by Jennifer Wilson

Arcticle on Foam Roller use, by trained sports therapist and rehabilitation specialist:Jenni Wilson MSc BSc [hons] PES MSST

Our Favorite Strength Training Session!

Strength Session Notes Do 16-18 repetitions of each exercise, rest for 60 seconds and repeat twice before moving onto the next exercise. After 2 exercises run 800m – 1500m at a moderate pace, rest for 2 mins then move to the next exercise. Always cool down after the workout with 5 to 10 minutes of […]

Richard’s Interview with “Intelligent-Triathlon-Training”

Richard Laidlow Interview With Intelligent Triathlon Training Richard Laidlow is a qualified British Triathlon and British Cycling coach and has been coaching triathletes professionally for over 10 years. From his triathlon training base  Le Sancture des Sportifs in the South of France he provides Personal Coaching, Custom Training Plans and and Custom Triathlon Training Camps. He […]

Triathlon Camp Kit List

General Advice This is a general kit list, so that you don’t forget to bring anything! Plus a little about the climate. Remember though we are open all year round, so summer cycling clothing is probably just a tri suit for some, where as in January you would need sleeves, winter cycle jacket and longs […]

3 Aqua Running / Swim Sessions for Triathletes

Water running is very useful for injured triathletes but not exclusively so We have been using “aquajogging” or “water running”,  in triathletes’ training programs (especially during the winter months) for several years and can clearly see the benefits it brings. It is an excellent , almost stress free work out which reduces impact on your […]

Recommended Reading – Book Review

Book Review: Run By Matt Fitzgerald   We have just read the new book “Run” by Matt Fitzgerald (a regular writer on both Triathlon and Run related subjects). It is a very well written and informative book, which offers a refreshing “mind body” perspective on running. Based on recent neurological research he advocates that runners […]

Essential Race Tips For Triathletes

Once your transition is set up walk through transition 4 times, from swim entry to bike exit and bike entry to run exit. Slowly visualize yourself racing through transition. Sit in transition for 5 mins after you have set up your bike. Watch the people around your transition space set up their transition, make a […]