2016 MaccaX Thanyapura Phuket Camp

We just finished our 3rd Annual MaccaX Phuket Camp and they keep getting better. With the race now turning into an Ironman event in 2016 we expect attendance to be stronger than ever. There will be qualifying spots up for grabs for the 2017 World Championships in Chattanooga.

We’re told there will still be the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon the weekend before on Sunday 20th November which is always a great warm up race for those that are fit enough to do both.

Or camp will focus on allot of the technical elements and get you familiar with the race course. Nothing too hard but there will be group rides with stronger riders if you want to go long and put in some miles.

Goal of the camp is to get you ready to race, give you allot of sound advise from Macca and the coaches + let you really enjoy what it’s like to train here at Thanyapura and in Phuket without the stress of having to figure it all out yourself.

Just book your spot and we’ll do the rest.

Any questions please email azza@maccax.com. For hotel reservations please email reservations@thanyapura.com and let them know you’re part of MaccaX so you can get the 15% discount.

Cheers Aaron.

Current team members –

Not a current member?

Option 1 – 1 time Fee

Option 2 – Camp + Membership

Accomodation + Food + Transport Costs ...

  • Includes Breakfast Lunch & Dinner @ DiVine (8 days)
  • Includes ALL Transportation + Mind Training Class
  • Includes accommodation at the Sports Hotel
  • 1 Person: 42,950THB
  • 2 People: 57,220THB or 28,610THB pp
  • Bookings – reservations@thanyapura.com


Camp Ambassador, Team Member: Aaron Franklin – aaron.franklin@thanyapura.com
Global Camp Coordinator: Noelle De Guzman – noelle@maccax.com

Bonus Offer, Sweat Testing Only $100 USD

Over 50% off! Normally $200-$250

Essential to have a hydration strategy for hot races. With this simple 20 min test we can help solve any issues you may have with hydration & cramping. Let us figure out the type of electrolyte drink and concentration that is best for you!

If you’re racing Phuket or any hot races, especially Asia this is a must do!

A sneak peek at our 2013 Phuket Camp:

You’re going to love it, this camp is 100% done for you. All you need to do is book your airfares (38 cities direct around the world, HKT Airport, Phuket) and accommodation which we’ve hooked you up with some special deals that include all your meals, airport pick up etc.

The camp itself will be $89 U.S that’s it!!! This will give you full access to myself and my team for the full 8 days along with everything Thanyapura has to offer.


Does the $89 include accommodation?
No, I’d get fired! But we’ve been able to get you amazing deals for this time of the year. Over 50% less than what most members had to pay last year at Angsana.

Who else will be at the camp?

The camp will be run by Chris McCormack, Clint Kimmins and Aaron Franklin (Coordinator), he will also have help from Thanyapura Triathlon Coaches and sports scientist Tom Topham.

Is there anything for my family to do if I bring them?

Yes! We have a full spa + day care facilities + the hotel has a beautiful pool, there is also a toddlers pool next to the kids club and beside the big boy pools. We can also arrange tours and other activities for your family to go to the beach or shopping etc.

Are you near the beach?

Laguna where the races are is only 30 mins away. There are other stunning beaches with great local shops and yummy thai food around 20 mins away. Nai Thon + Nai Yang. Thanyapura itself is in the middle of the island up against a beautiful nature preserve so it’s extremely quiet and peaceful with strong security.

What if I want to Party?

Go to Patong, it’s about 30 mins away from the resort and gets wild.

Will it just be our team members at the camp?

There will be some group training sessions that we will join in that are run from Thanyapura, these happen every day of the year and are excellent, we will be joining some of these that will include members of MaccaX and other guests of Thanaypura doing tri training at that time. The MaccaX gang will definitely be given the VIP treatments and many additional items thrown in.

Will I need a car?

No, we will give you transportation to the race and everything else is at Thanyapura. Just bring your bike, goggles and running shoes so you can get amongst it.

Is there anywhere to rent a scooter?

Yep down the road is a place that has a few, pretty pricey at around $5 a day 🙂

What about Taxis?

Last year we hired a taxi driver for the day and it cost us 2000BT which is about $60 USD and he took us all over the island for the whole day and waited while we did elephant rides, patted the tigers and raced go carts. Use app GrabTaxi, it’s the Uber for Thailand.

Is it clean and hygienic?

Yes, this resort + the hotel rooms and kitchen are as clean and nice as any 4-5 start hotel around the world. We have Olympic athletes and teams here all year round so it has to be world class

Can I bring my significant other?

Of course, we encourage it. Plenty for them to do and we’ll even let them jump in on some of the sessions if they want.

We’re limiting this camp to 50 people only so those that come can get the full VIP experience.
The hotel only holds 78 people and there are already reservations coming in from other athletes who want to train leading up to the Laguna races so you’ll need to be fast or you’ll most probably miss the boat on this one.

Here’s the link for you to book and hold your reservation at the camp, I’d book your room reservation first then come back and book your camp reservation just in case the rooms book out.


Camp Schedule

*Tentative and can change.

Sunday 20th

  • Arrive and check in build bike and relax
  • Team dinner at DiVine Restaurant @ Thanyapura 6:30pm

Monday 21st 

Time: 7: 30 am
Category: Swim

Bus will leave from Club service desk (not hotel) at 6:45am sharp and return at 10am from Xana beach club. 

Time: 5-6:00pm
Category: Track Run

Skill and Drill Running Technique with Triathlon Coach

Tuesday 22nd 


Time: 7: 30 am – 11:00 am 
Category: Bike Beginner/Int/Advanced

Guided bike ride, LPT course. 

Time: 5.00-6.30pm
Category: Swim

Swim Long Aerobic Conditioning sets/Strength (3 to 5Km) with Triathlon Coach.

Wednesday 23rd

Time: 7.30-9.00am
Category: Swim

Swim Technique/Endurance (3 to 5Km) with Triathlon Coach.

Time: 9.30am
Category: Cycling

Easy Spin on flat road Triathlon and Cycling Coaches.

Time: 5.00-6.30pm
Category: Run

Run Track Workout (6-12Km) with Triathlon Coach.

Thursday 24th


  • 7:30am – Bike (ride the middle portion of the course)
  • 9:00 am – 4km run off the bike
  • 11am – Sit down strategy & story telling session with Chris
  • 4:00pm – Open water swim race – Bus leaves 3:15pm front desk, Return 6pm.



Friday 25th


  • 7:30 am – Run & Bike 
  • 12: 00 Noon – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – Live Podcast (Old Booster Bar) 


Saturday 26th


  • 8am – Watch Ironkids 
  • 10am-12 – Go register for Phuket 70.3 Ironman (In Laguna) 


Sunday 27th  -Ironman 70.3 Phuket

  • Shuttle leave the hotel at 4:30am
  • Shuttle return to the hotel at 12 noon and 1pm

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