About ChiliTri & Our Team

Chili Tri is nestled in the Tejeda and Almijara mountains overlooking the wonderful Costa del Sol coastline. We offer you a truly unique triathlon training experience which is limited to small groups of athletes. By limiting the numbers, we are able to offer exactly what you require during your stay with us. Choose from our standard daily activity schedule or a la carte training sessions which meet the needs of your periodised training plan and personal goals. 

We offer fully coached camps with on-site accommodation, one to one coaching, online coaching, full swim video analysis, training plans and the Chilitri Team. 


Our Philosophy

At ChiliTri we believe in a holistic approach to training. For continuous progress and great race results, more is needed than just hours on the bike, in the pool or out on the track. Great performance is only possible if you stay injury free (pre-hab), get all the healthy nutrition you need, allow your body and mind enough recovery time and know some mental tips and tricks to stay strong when the going gets tough.

Our coaches always compose training sessions and schedules that takes all these factors into account and also your work/life/train balance. While we’ll make sure you get to spend lots of efficient and effective training hours, you will also learn and experience what it is to train ‘smart’.  

Finally, fun is a key ingredient of our training philosophy. With a variety of training, a sense of accomplishment (we will push you to reach new heights) and visible progress, you will become stronger, fitter, happier and ready for chasing your next goals. 

Our Certifications

IRONMAN® Certified Coach

We are proud to be part of the IRONMAN family and have been coaching athletes to success in live and virtual races for over four years.


CIMSPA Coach Advanced Practitioner & Personal Trainer Practitioner

We believe being a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity so we are up to date on the latest  techniques, methodologies and  fully accredited and insured.

British Triathlon Federation Level 3 HPCP Coach and Tutor

British Triathlon are our governing body and we've worked closely with the BTF for many years. We are BTF Coach &  Development Tutors.


Meet The Team

Karen Parnell

Triathlon & Open Water Swim Coach

Karen is a British Triathlon Level 3 HPCP Coach & IRONMAN Certified Coach. She is the head coach at ChiliTri. Karen is also an ASA Open Water swim coach and fully qualified Personal Trainer. I also work as a Coach Educator & Assessor for the British Triathlon Federation, helping to develop the next generation of triathlon coaches in the UK.

Sean Baker

Triathlon Coach & Race Official

Sean is a British Triathlon Coach & ITU race official. Sean has been head technical official referee at many triathlon events including international championships.

Chris Grenfell

Personal Trainer & IRONMAN

Chris is a fully qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer and experienced triathlete. He has raced various distances including IRONMAN Lanzarote, IRONMAN Wales and IRONMAN Marbella 70.3.  

Karen Parnell is a certified Stryd coach. Stryd is a device that enables you to run and train with power.

Karen Parnell is a Nivel 3 Técnicos Federados registered with the Federación Andaluza de Triatlón. Level 3 triathlon coach in Spain.

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