ESC Update - July 2016
The biggest event in July was the World Paratriathlon Championships in Rotterdam. The addition of an open race as well as the elite starts meant it was possible to travel with the entire Paratriathlon Talent Squad and offer them the opportunity to race in a World Class event alongside the full performance squad in their warm up for the Paralympics in September. Steve Crowley (PT4), Kerry Large (PT4), Cassie Cava (PT3) and Lizzie Tench (PT1) were all eligible to race in the World Paratriathlon Event and performed well with Lizzie picking up a silver medal. Brett Crossley and Mark Conway (both PT1) competed in the open race and had excellent races finishing in first and second place.
The regional academy had a quieter month with one superseries race at Eton-Dorney and strong results with first and fourth in the youth girls and fourth in the youth boys.
Three Endurance Sports Coaching athletes had the target of Challenge Roth and James Elgar lead the way with a strong 9:38 and what’s more is that we both know there is more to come. Mike Baptie and Colin Porter both raced well to finish in 13:06 and 12:26 respectively. Jon Waring has been putting in a few strong results in his age-group and is starting to understand the benefits of training with power. Performances at Croyde and Eton Dorney saw him take a few good steps forward and podium in his age-group. Maria Powell loves her racing with a bit more relay action at Eton Dorney, a road race in the Cotswolds and is finding more fun with the aqua-bike events. Finally Natalie Seymour has started to bring out performances after a solid block of training, running her fastest ever 10km (with a 5km PB split halfway) and then taking the win at Castle Howard later in the month, all good prep for a few more races later this year.
Tip of the month Nutrition is key for longer distance racing. Make your plan, test your plan, adapt your plan then repeat!
ESC Update - June 2016
A fast and Furious month of racing Read the full article
ESC Update - May 2016
Plenty of racing and I mean plenty of racing...Read the full article
ESC Update - April 2016
Duathlons, duathlons and a sneaky 70.3Read the full article
ESC Update - March 2016
Sunny Spain anyone?Read the full article
ESC Update - February 2016
More mini-camps and some CPDRead the full article
ESC Update - January 2016
A quality paratriathlon camp and some good training races.Read the full article