Stephen Derrett: Bad Winter to Ironman Win

After A triathlon time-out, Stephen kickstarts his training – but winter months soon become a battle. After a week with us on the OTE Training Camp in Mallorca, Stephen leaps onto the podium top sTeP and Smashes his Ironman PB. 

Stephen Derrett on the podium after the OTE Training Camp in Mallora

Sun Seeker

“I was after some structured training to kick start my triathlon season after a year out from the sport. The camp was a chance to swap grim winter rides and turbo sessions at home for a week of warmer weather and exploring Mallorca on a bike for the first time.”

Big Gains

“The week had a big impact on my fitness, more so than any other cycling holiday or training camp I’ve been on. I also improved my descending and group riding skills. It was also great picking up tips and hearing stories from a group of such experienced cyclists.”

Ironman Win

“I won my first triathlon title a few months after the camp – the Day in the Lakes Half Ironman. I followed this up with an Ironman PB at Challenge Roth in Germany of 9 hours 18 mins.”

OTE Training Camp in Mallora
Stephen enjoying a pre-breakfast swim with other camp riders on the OTE Training Camp in Mallora


“The trip was so easy and hassle-free; brilliant accommodation and buffet meals to feed hungry cyclists, great quality hire bikes at the hotel and extremely knowledgeable ride leaders who showed us the best Mallorca had to offer across the flats and the hills.”

Why Book?

“The OTE Training Camp in Mallorca is great value, great people, great training. I also made plenty of new friends amongst a great group of people.”

The 2019 OTE Training Camp takes place on 22nd-29th March. Find out more about the OTE Training Camp in Mallorca and  book your place.