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Chili Leisure Triathlon Camp

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Chili Leisure Triathlon Camp

Venue Details

Name:Chili Leisure Triathlon Camp
Phone:+34 .616 341 709
Sports:Cycling, Swimming, Running, Triathlon, Duathlon, SwimRun

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Chili Leisure Triathlon is a Gym & Triathlon Coaching facility run by Sean Baker and Karen Parnell.  Your training will be monitored by British Triathlon Federation & IRONMAN Coaches, ASA Swimming coaches, EREPs Personal Trainers, Fitness instructors and qualified physiotherapists.

The training is centred around the Chili Tri accommodation in the foothills of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park and only 18km away from the coast and approximately 60 km east of Málaga.

The accommodation can sleep a maximum of 4 people and is ideal for small group or a mixed group of training and non-training. The coach:athlete ratio ensures maximum attention to detail and offers you excellent opportunities for improvement.  You can base yourself in the Boutique B&B for your own training camp or you can be part of Chili Leisure Triathlon’s Bespoke Triathlon training camps. They also offer personal training, sports massage, kinesiology taping and bespoke training plans as well as nutrition advice for weight reduction and for triathletes/athletes.

Alternatively, you could stay at the Chili base and join in the weekly fitness classes, such as HIIT, Static Cycling, Circuit Training, TRX and Aquacise.

Click on the image below to see more about Chili Leisure Triathlon Camp ....


By air: Malaga Airport (AGP) 50km - Fuengirola Airport (FGR) 66km - Granada Airport (GRX) 133km

Transfer: Travel to off-site training venues will be covered

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The accommodation is based at Chili Leisure Triathlon Camp's own residence in Competa, Andalusia southern Spain

Chili Apartment Room: A self-catering or B&B room can be configured as a twin room or Super King-size room.  The apartment room benefits from a fully fitted kitchen and an en-suite shower room. The fridge is stocked with some essentials and will be re-stocked as and when necessary. These items are not included in the price.

The Gallery Room: This room has a terrace with stunning panoramic views and is available on a Bed and Breakfast basis. There is an en-suite shower room and a stocked fridge, which like the Chili Apartment will be replenished as and when, and any items used will be added to your final bill.  

All the rooms have fridge and tea/coffee facilities. There is sufficient space in each room for hanging your clothing, and all include comfortable seating areas.

There are flat screen TVs showing local TV stations in all bedrooms with remote control and free Wi-Fi. 

Packed Lunches and Nutrition: Packed lunches can be made to order. Isotonic drinks, energy bars and protein shakes can be arranged during or after your activities.

Evening Dining: As well as cooking in the fully fitted kitchens you may decide to eat at one of the many restaurants in Competa and surrounding villages. Chili Leisure also offer the possibility for you to hire a hot stone and Raclette Grill with a selection of meats, sauces, vegetables and salad.

Training Facilities


Training Facilities


Swimming:There is an on-site Endless Pool which is used for swim coaching and video analysis sessions.

Open Water Swimming: These swim sessions are based off the Col del Sol coast in a safe and warm environment.

Cycling: The cycling has in this area offers great variety. Routes can include the mountains of the surrounding National Park or you could head towards the Costa del Sol coast to ride flatter, faster roads. Routes will depend on the training intensity required and targeted skill sets.

Rides will be guided or, if you wish, Chili Leisure will provide you with mapped routes so you ride on your own.

Bike Storage: Within the property grounds which is secure and has lighting.

Running: Running can be either at the local 400m track or for more challenging off-road routes there are specific trail routes and beach routes all within a few kilometres. 

All sessions include transport and can be guided or non-guided if preferred. For those who wish to hit the trails on their own, mapped routes are available

For more about the running track and stadium at Nerja click on the Read More below

Outdoor CrossFit gym, HIIT/Pilates studio and Spin Bike studio
TRX suspension training
Foam Roller Self Myofascial Release
Metafit HIIT

Therapy room: Purpose built room with changing room and shower room. Therapies include full body Swedish and Sport Massages and Kinesiology taping.

Other Activites


These can be accesses by everyone including non-training partners and family or by people who would like to stay at the Chili accommodation and enjoy their time as a leisure holiday. 

Some of the activities include - horse riding, kayaking, mountain biking, yoga & Pilates, hiking and Tennis.



Click on Karen's photo or name to find out more about her coaching ....

  • Karen Parnell British Triathlon Federation coach, BTF Tutor/Coach Educator, Certified IRONMAN Coach, Personal Trainer, UK Athletics Run Coach and is Sports Psychology & Sports Nutrition qualified. She is also a Sports Massage Therapist and a Kinesiology Tape Practitioner.

    Meet the Coaching Team


    Sean Baker: Sean is a L1 British Triathlon Federation coach and an ITU Race official.

    Leo Wouters: he was the Belgium team physio leading up and including the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He lectures across the globe. 

    Mary-Rose Cross: has raced for Team GB and is an accomplished IRONMAN competitor, having raced Kona three times. She is also a qualified MTB guide and Kayak coach.

    Training Camps

    Chili Bespoke Tri Package


    The coach:triathlete ratio allows you the opportunity to maximise your improvements. Your training can be tailored to your exact needs and targets or you could be less formal and join in the pre-set Chili Daily Routines, see below.

    Training package includes:
    On-site endless pool to optimize your stroke
    Track brick sessions at a local club 400m running track
    T1 and T2 practice session on the coast or mountain locations
    Sea swimming at the best beaches in Andalusia
    25m pool swimming in a newly built swimming pool with retractable roof
    Time Trial cycling routes along the flat coast
    Fast Coastal or challenging Mountain cycling routes
    Stunning Beach or Trail running routes
    Fully coached or guided sessions with a BTF, IRONMAN and ASA qualified coach
    Bed & Breakfast Rooms
    Transport to venues, coaching and venue fees are included in your price!

    Other Services available:
    Bike hire & servicing
    Turbo trainer hire
    On-site outdoor gym and fitness classes (Spin, Circuit, Aquacise & HIIT)
    Sports massage & Kinesiology Taping
    Personal Training
    Custom Training Plans

    Non-training partners or family:
    You are welcome to bring along a non-training partner or your family. Whilst you are completing your training, they can enjoy one of the many activities or just lay back and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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    Reviewed by Tom
    On 18-Apr-2018 14:1:41

    Comments:  I’ve been working with Karen over the last few months in the build up to the 2018 season. Karen has helped me considerably with my swim stroke through coaching sessions and training plans. I was really struggling with my breathing technique but Karen quickly fixed this and had me swimming competently after just a few sessions. The training plans and nutrition advice that she has provided have considerably improved my performance. The training plans were adjusted to my needs, feedback and goals. I liked the variety of the workouts and the intensity. I’d recommend Karen to triathletes of all levels. I hope to work with her again in the future.
    Reviewed by Rosemary Young
    On 12-Jan-2018 17:0:23

    Comments:  I've done 3 training camps at ChiliTri now, and highly recommend it. Bespoke training packages, great swim/bike/run locations, and excellent accommodation. The advice on the other aspects of training; nutrition and fuelling, transitions, strength training, is also invaluable. Coming here has more than enhanced my training, it has completely changed the approach and technique, and the results I'm getting are proving its effectiveness!
    Reviewed by Sean Baker
    On 28-Dec-2017 11:0:10

    Comments:  Stunning views, spectacular cycling, endless pool swim coaching and beach runs. Everything I wanted and more!
    Reviewed by Mike
    On 25-Nov-2016 06:0:09

    Comments:  Our family visited Chili BnB for a mixture of warm weather training and fun family holiday. The town of Competa is built on a steep hillside, giving it real character, and Chili BnB has a commanding position above it in a villa filled with character. Sean and Karen made our visit effortless with a healthy, nutritious breakfast each day and offers of transportation and supported bike rides to the coast. My wife and I were able to borrow bikes for the duration of the visit which made our logistics easy. Our 11 year old daughter loved the endless pool that doubled up as an opportunity for a cooling dip or to enable technical stroke analysis by Karen, a qualified British Triathlon coach. We joined in an excellent Chili Leisure circuits session and also a spin class. The rooms were excellent quality and the inclusion of chilled drinks in a fridge is a welcome touch. My wife loved running on the local trails and I found the smooth roads amazing for bike riding. We'll be back.....