Challenge Wanaka Announces Training Camp with Samantha Warriner


Challenge Wanaka have announced a weekend training camp with former ITU World Champion Samantha Warriner and the opportunity to learn from the best through Sam’s Sweat 7 coaching programme.

Sam Warriner is one of New Zealand’s most successful triathletes. She was ITU World Champion in 2008 and has won numerous Olympic and half iron distance titles in her highly respected career. In September she will take on the iron distance for the first time before heading to the 70.3 World Championships in November.

Over the weekend (24-26 September), she will share with athletes her experiences on the world circuit, as well as divulge those key training secrets that only come with time, experience and a lot of hard work.

“We wanted to thank Challenge Wanaka athletes for their support of the event and what better way to do this than by joining forces with one of the world’s top triathletes  and providing a training camp at an affordable price in an amazing location,” said Challenge Wanaka race director, Victoria Murray-Orr.

Sam said she was very much looking forward to the camp and helping the athletes achieve their goals.

“It’s an amazing feeling being part of others achieving their goals. I love coaching athletes and passing on the things I’ve learnt over my years racing triathlon.  I too had to balance work, relationships and all the other things that we juggle whilst fitting in training once – the strategies and skills I learnt back then now really help me to guide others with their time management.  When you commit to a goal like an iron distance race you really have to cross all your t’s and dot all your i’s if you want to get the best out of yourself.  The weekend will be made up of practical training sessions you can take home with you and replicate to improve your fitness, and theoretical aspects of planning, preparation, and race strategies.”

The camp is only available to registered Challenge Wanaka athletes. To sign up, go to and book online.


Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.