Multisport Skills Retreat with Steve Gurney

Date: November 2nd-4th 2018

To be held in Arthurs Pass

If you want the edge for your next multisport event then join the 3 day Multisport Skills Retreat with Steve Gurney in Arthur’s Pass, the stomping grounds of the Coast to Coast.

If you are wanting to improve your multisport results or maybe learn the skills required to enter the Coast to Coast then this will be your secret weapon! Limited to 12 participants only. Below is an outline of how the days will look however we will specifically tailor the retreat to what you need to work on and improve.

Day One

Start your day right with a ‘yoga for athletes’ session to limber up the body, find any imbalances and prepare the body for the next few days of activity.

On day one we will be covering the following specific skills:

  • Rock running components with practical application
  • Bunch riding components and etiquette
  • Kayak skills and drills to become more stable and effective in your boat

We will share a wholesome dinner together while discussing specific diet and nutrition aspects of training and racing.

Day Two

An early nutritious breakfast will be enjoyed before we cover the following skills:

The art of bunch riding with a 2 hour ride, practicing both safety of riding in a group and how to get the most benefit from riding in a bunch

Rock running specifics that simulates the race route, (Deception–Mingha), to hone our skills from the previous day and see how much quicker we can move over rough terrain.

Kayaking the braids of the Waimakariri river. You’ll learn Gurney’s 6 rules for braids to keep you in the fastest line.

You will enjoy a picnic lunch in a beautiful outdoor setting and dinner with an information session on mental motivation techniques to give you the edge.

Day Three

We will start day three with another ‘yoga for athletes’ session to stretch out all those muscles we’ve used over the past few days and look at how we can use yoga/stretching for injury prevention.

After another hearty and nutritious breakfast we will cover the following:

Kayak skills and drills to become a faster more efficient paddler

Rock running time trials to practice and improve our technique and times

Kayak rolling practice to get you on your way to a bullet-proof roll!

Session on training:

  • training ideas
  • specific gear
  • maintenance of your bike and kayak

Session on race-day tricks and tips from Gurney the master:

  • Nutrition
  • support crew
  • lightening transitions

And of course there will be a Q and A session.

We will finish our day around 4pm.

What’s Included:

Two nights accommodation at Flock Hill Lodge
All meals over the three days
Yoga for athletes class
World class instruction

Skills covered:
Kayak rolling
Rock-running
Kayak drills and stability
Bunch-riding

Information covered:
Diet / nutrition for training and race day
Stretching and injury prevention (specific)
Mental motivation techniques (intrinsic and extrinsic)
Equipment choice and maintenance
Race-day organisation of gear and crew

It is possible we will have different levels of ability and will cater to the group. Being a small group of 12 there will be time for one on one instruction and the possibility to break into two groups if necessary.

Fast track your success. Save on years of trial and error and what could potentially cost you many thousands of dollars to learn yourself or from different coaches/experts, with the one off investment of $2200