ESC Update - August 2016
August saw plenty of racing for ESC athletes. At the beginning of the month James Travers and Maria Powell both had a big day out in London, James in the elite race and Maria over the long bike course. It's fair to say both learned some quality lessons around the need for a good swim (James) and bike pacing over a longer distance (Maria). Elsewhere James Elgar was testing himself over a 50m TT and Clare Fearns over a 10Km. The following weekend James Travers stepped back up to middle distance and turned around his performance from his first middle distance earlier in the year, with a more measure pacing strategy he managed to push his way through for the win. Eva Kapp took the racing to the continent testing out the Allgau Triathlon in southern Germany. Racing through beautiful scenery it was a perfect venue for her first race back after a long term injury. Finally this month after a big block of training in Europe Kate Comber raced at IM 70.3 Zell-am-see. As an event just to test form after a good block of training it seems Kate is getting back to running well and will now finalise her preparation for IM Wales next month. In his preparation for IM Wales, James Elgar ran a quick half marathon at the Severn Bridge event. By quick I mean 1 hr 19 quick. All going to plan for next month!
Elsewhere the key race for both the Academy and Paratriathletes was the British Championships in Liverpool. Ellie Hobbs again showed the potential she has by coming 3rd in the youth girls and James Chantler-Mayne continued his strong season finishing in 1st place. For the junior athletes the race was mainly about experience as they shared the start line with senior athletes. For the paratriathletes of to Rio there was a bit of sharpening up to do however, with a number choosing not to race so close to the big event it was an opportunity for talent squad athletes to test themselves. There were plenty of good performances too with Mark Conway and Brett Crossley 2nd and 3rd in the PT1; Lizzie Tench 1st in the women PT1; Steve Crowley and Kerry Large both 3rd in the PT 4 and finally Cassie Cava wining the PT3 category.
ESC Update - July 2016
World Championships and some long distance racing.Read the full article
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