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It’s been 2 weeks now since I competed in one of the biggest races of my life, it was a lot to take in and only now have I reflected enough (and I have done plenty) to give an accurate description of the whole experience. It’s not just the usual humorous tale of how my race went as Kona certainly is not just any old race, it’s a massive occasion full of emotions and providing challenges that you don’t get in ‘any old race’. So hopefully it will give everyone (that has the time to read it!) an insight into the whole experience, however with more and more of our members racing at Iron Man distance now, some with aspirations to race here in Hawaii the report’s intention is to give an insight into what to expect here and help those that are sure to qualify in the near future to prepare for their ‘Triathlon Experience of a Lifetime’! This is very coach driven of me, and I have inserted Tips in bold and italics so you can pick up advice that will hopefully help when you are Hawaii bound, sorry can’t help coaching you even when I’m not there! ;)
Chris describes his journey from novice to competing in his first Triathlon! An inspiration for others who maybe considering to take the same journey. It was a mission accomplished according to Chris and its only just the beginning........
Balancing his work and family around training, not to mention the expense, not just for the over priced branded race but the constant delivery from Wiggle!,that of course had to be hidden from his wife. (Paul has never eaten so many packs of Haribos), He still managed to put in an excellent performance at the Barcelona IRONMAN
An incredible experience and something Ian will never forget. His advice to anyone considering completing an ironman is this…… Do it, ask for advice and take it on board, and above all plan your race and race your plan. After all, anything is possible!
Louise has successfully competed in her first ever triathlon. After thinking she couldn't ever complete one, Louise has now overcome this 'cant do' attitude and replaced it with a 'this girl can' attitude.
The British Triathlon Youth & Junior Super Series is designed to bring together the best young triathletes from across the UK, so they can race head to head at the best and most exciting venues in the country. To race in a super series events you must complete the assessment day in which you are expected to be within certain times. This gives you a rank in which you can be selected to do events. The higher your rank the more chance you have of being selected. Youth (15-16) is the first year in which you can race at an elite level you can then progress onto Juniors (17-19) where you hope to make the British elite pathway so you can continue competing in U23 elites and senior elites like the Brownlee brothers. To make the British pathway you must be in the top ten in your age group)
Jo Hovenden shares her friendly (talk to me) face across the water in her first French Triathlon. Impressing spectators with her elegance during her bike dismount whilst claiming 4th Lady!
Abigail Garthwaite gives a excellent account of her experience during the Junior Aquathlon held at Leeds Castle. A positive attitude is demonstrated throughout her race, proving she is developing into a wonderful athlete.
Lilly describes how she climbed mountains, went through desserts and almost died of dehydration to accomplished a big milestone that can now be checked off her bucket list.
Determined to compete and despite previous injury and a fall off her bike, Gabby proved that when she sets herself a goal, then there is no stopping her. Go Gabby!
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