Celtman is truly a race like no other, requiring an unrivalled level of preparation. An immensely daunting physical challenge combines with a course set in some of the planet’s most stunning yet challenging terrain.

If ever an event need a professional, thorough and expert preparation camp, this is it. And here it is; New Triathlon’s Xtreme Triathlon Camp!


CeltmanBlair Cartmell: Widely acknowledged as one of the country’s leading and most successful coaches, Blair is consistently able to identify what an athlete needs to do and how that plan is successfully executed. No matter what the challenge, through his coaching Blair’s athletes get the job done. Celtman is a unique challenge and Blair’s insight and experience is more valuable than ever for those dreaming of the blue t shirt.

Fraser Cartmell: Fraser is without question one of Scotland’s most successful ever triathletes, having won races all over the globe for more than a decade. A seasoned champion ironman competitor, 18 months ago he said he would “never” do Celtman. At Christmas, he was “intrigued” by the race. That mental shift only ends in once place, namely Loch Torridon at 5am in June. With a huge wealth of experience, his contemplations on this event are not be missed.

Sean McFarlane: Runner up in the inaugural Celtman as well as City to Summit and Brutal races, Sean’s pedigree in the world of extreme triathlons is clear. One of only two competitors to have completed the first four Celtman races, his knowledge of what needs done on this course is unrivalled. As a sports journalist and coach, a good deal of his work focuses on that sizeable yet constantly underestimated science that is proper event preparation and all that that entails.

Base – Shieldaig, Wester Ross (T1!)

B&B accommodation at the fabulous Lobster Pot in Shieldaig with pre-arranged local discounted evening meals

Arrive early afternoon Thursday 26th April and depart early afternoon Monday 30th April

We’ll recce all of the Celtman 2018 course (swim will have the option of being in a boat or kayak). Exact itinerary confirmed in due course and of course subject to weather