Gabby's Determination Succeeds in Leeds!

Gabby's Determination Succeeds in Leeds!
Gabby on the Bike Leg
Having picked up an injury earlier in the season that hampered my training Leeds Super Series youth was the one event I was determined to compete in. The week leading up to the event wasn't promising having had to attend A&E due to the pain in my hip. Despite this I traveled up to Leeds after school on Friday determined to start and finishing as my goal. I woke to a glorious Yorkshire summers morning, to say it was just raining would be an understatement. Registration opened at 5:30 am and whilst my race wasn't until 9:15 but I wanted to be there early so that if something went wrong I would have time to sort it out ! 
 
The swim was a pontoon start and one of the most aggressive and roughest open water I have experience, similar to being in a washing machine, it was fun though! I came out of the water into a 300m up hill run to T1, plenty of time to get to grips with my wetsuit. 
 
I found the bike course a challenge, I was lacking some fitness and the pouring rain added to the difficulties especially on the dead turns,  I kept shouting at the riders to slow down because I didn't want to be in a crash but I hit a white line in a dead turn and off I came, quite ironic as I was shouting at everyone else! Luckily only my pride was bruised, and I got back on my bike almost fighting off the marshals. I drove hard for the remainder of the ride catching up with the group that I lead into the turn! 
 
Out of T2 and into the run, I didn't expect much success here, mentally I felt strong and just hoping that that physically I'd actually make it to the finish as my hips got worse as I concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other! I made it to the finish which I think is quite an achievement In it's self. I've had a lot of fun watching the elites race and cheering the rest of medwaytri, well done to everyone who competed the weekend was a great success!
Posted: Jun 14, 2017 | Category: News
My Triathlon Experience of a Lifetime

My Triathlon Experience of a Lifetime

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...
Posted: Oct 29, 2017 | Category: News  More
From Novice to Triathlete

From Novice to Triathlete

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........
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 | Category: Public  More
Paul (ALL) Munday Becomes an Ironman for the last time........

Paul (ALL) Munday Becomes an Ironman for the last time........

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...
Posted: Oct 6, 2017 | Category: News  More
Barcelona IRONMAN

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!
Posted: Oct 4, 2017 | Category: News  More
Louise Smashes Her 1st Triathlon

Louise Smashes Her 1st Triathlon

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.
Posted: Sep 25, 2017 | Category: News  More
Lilly Gibbs is set for Stardom!

Lilly Gibbs is set for Stardom!

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...
Posted: Jul 31, 2017 | Category: News  More
"Ooooo La la" Madamoiselle Hovenden!

"Ooooo La la" Madamoiselle Hovenden!

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!
Posted: Jul 11, 2017 | Category: News  More
Leeds Castle Junior Aquathlon.

Leeds Castle Junior Aquathlon.

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.
Posted: Jun 26, 2017 | Category: News  More
Lilly proves she can race with the Big Girls!

Lilly proves she can race with the Big Girls!

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.
Posted: Jun 19, 2017 | Category: News  More
Gabby's Determination Succeeds in Leeds!

Gabby's Determination Succeeds in Leeds!

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!
Posted: Jun 14, 2017 | Category: News  More

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