NSB Lanzarote - The La Santa Experience 2015
Towards the end of October, just as the weather started to turn, eighteen NSB students flew out to Club La Santa on the island of Lanzarote. CLS is one of the world's premier warm weather training facilities and is used by many of the top triathletes, cyclists, formula one drivers, swimmers and other teams in world sport.
The eighteen from NSB had a range of interests and skill sets, which were not necessarily suited to the more endurance activities that we would focus on through the week long trip. However it soon became very clear following the first 3km run after flying in that the group would gel quickly and would support each other through each of the activities.
The Duathlon (2.5km run - 15 km bike - 2.5km run), Aquathlon (200m swim - 3km run), 200m row challenge, Gym tests, NSB's version of Ryder Cup, 22km Mountain bike trip over some very demanding terrain and various early morning runs and swims were all used to build up to the finale - the Triathlon!
This involved a 400m swim, 15km bike ride up the side of a volcano and 5km run finishing on the track in the centre of the complex. Many chose to compete as individuals but everyone was at least involved as part of a team. This really summed up the whole week. Everyone supported each other, everyone got involved and worked hard, and everyone left with a good understanding of the importance of cardio vascular fitness and how to improve it in their sport and everyday life.
“They were a fantastic bunch of students who were all great company and fantastic ambassadors for the school.”