A 70.3 format race in mid-May is the perfect preparation for Ironman Nice at the end of June, or any other full distance event over the summer. For this event, we travel to Aix-en-Provence on the Saturday for sign-on and to recce the course, and stay locally in a hotel in Aix ahead of the event itself on the Sunday.

Come just for the event, or extend your stay to a long weekend or make it a full week of training. From the apartment in Beaulieu it is a few minutes jog to the beach for some open water swimming training, and a 10km “warm-up” on the bike to the start of the Ironman bike circuit in Nice.