Team Tissink Training Camps for 2018

Team Tissink will be hosting 2 training camps in 2018:

  • IMSA TRAINING CAMP: 8-11th March 2018

This camp will be predominantly focused on preparation for IMSA , but 70.3 athletes are welcome to join as well.

We will have various assistant coaches helping out, so athletes of all levels are welcome, from professionals to first -timers.

  •  70.3 WORLD CHAMPS CAMP: 26-29th July 2018

This camp will focused on preparing athletes for the World Championship event.

Athletes will be training on the IMSA  and World Champs route for both camps, with expert guidance and advice from 8 time Ironman Champion, Raynard Tissink.

The base for both camps will be First Avenue Guest House, Summerstrand.

We will limit the numbers at both camps to a maximum of 25 athletes. Current Team Tissink athletes will be given first option.

Tentative Schedules:


Late afternoon/ evening: Arrival Meet and Greet, Dinner


AM: Endurance Bike Ride

Lunch time: Swim Session Pool: Intense stroke correction session, drills etc

Early pm: Run Session

Q & A


AM: Long Bike session – variation of intensities in session and how to incorporate them. (hills, speed work, Tt’s, Lt’s, Vo etc)

Brick run off bike with transition training


AM: Long Run Session – Warm up techniques, running drills

Sea Swim – Entry, Exit, Sighting and Breathing techniques

Please note this is a tentative schedule and may change or be adjusted, dependent on weather, time schedule and requirements from athletes. If there is anything specific that you would like us to cover, we will happily include it.


  • All coaching, training and racing advice, talks and access to coaches throughout the weekend.
  • All training nutrition for the weekend.
  • Dinner on Thursday evening.
  • Back up vehicles
  • Water points on bike and run routes
  • Pool entry
  • T-shirt
  • COST: R3000 (50% discount for Team Tissink athletes – ie only R1500 for current Team Tissink athletes)

Not included – Accommodation, travel to PE, all other meals, drinks throughout the camp.

Extras that can be arranged – Massage,  and Bike Set Ups.

A bit about Team Tissink:

Team Tissink Coaching Academy is made up of Raynard and Natalie Tissink, who jointly have more than 50 years of coaching and racing experience.

Based in the Ironman city of Port Elizabeth, Raynard and Natalie help athletes achieve their goals of crossing the Ironman finish line and hearing the words ‘You are an Ironman’

Both Raynard and Natalie have raced around the World and know what it takes to perform at the highest level.

They have helped Elite athletes achieve world records and have helped absolute beginners cross the finish line smiling

Raynard Tissink is an 8 x Ironman Champion      

Raynard started competing in triathlons at the age of 16. He was successful from the start and immediately became hooked on this challenging multi-disciplined sport. He achieved success in all distances of the race, with numerous SA titles from Sprint Distance, Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ultra to Ironman distances.

His 1st Ironman was the Ironman South Africa event in Gordon’s Bay in 2000, where he finished 10th. From there he went on to Malaysia in 2001 and finished in 3rd place. Ironman South Africa in 2001, saw him finish 2nd behind multiple Ironman Champion – Lothar Leder. It was at this race that his immense passion and drive to excel in this challenging sport was fuelled.

In his 4th Ironman in Korea, he took his first Ironman win and went on to compete in 33 Ironman events.

He achieved 8 Ironman wins, 12 further podium finishes and 4 Top Ten finishes at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, with his highest placing 5th in 2010.


Natalie Tissink

Natalie has been at Raynard’s side since 1994. They were married in 1996 and have 2 children, Kade and Jordi.

Natalie has been involved in competitive sport since the age of 6 and achieved the following:

  • South African National Colours for swimming and national swimming Champion.
  • Springbok Colours – Lifesaving.
  • South African National colours for triathlon
  • 30 years of coaching experience, and opened 5 franchise swim schools in Jhb (Morningside, Benoni, Cresta, Midrand and Northgate Virgin Actives)
  • Qualified swimming teacher and coach
  • Qualified massage therapist
  • Qualified personal trainer

 If you are interested in joining, please contact Natalie for more info on costs and to book your place.





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