June started with a bang as far as EverydayTraining were concerned, with our first King of the Mountains camp kicking off on the first of the month. This delivered some good times, legendary riding and a whole lot of hard work for Steven and I. We cant wait to return next year!
The ITU Long Distance world champs were took place in Belfort on 2nd June. The weather conditions dictated that this O3 length race be changed to a duathlon format with a shortened bike course. Not an ideal scenario, but the extremely experienced and versatile Olivia and Roz took it in their strides and finished 4th (50-54) in 6:13 and 15th (40-44) in 6:17 respectively.
We also had Mathieu, fresh from his Ironman glory, out doing some Swashbuckling down in the new forest, posting a very pleasing 4:43 for the half-ironman distance race
The next big date on the race calendar was Ironman 70.3UK, AKA “Wimbleball” – where we had Mel winning her age- group in 5hours 45 (though she declined her Vegas slot), Ollie was second in M25-29 in a time of 5:17 and picked up a Vegas slot and Steven had a good race for 6th this year in 5:19. Anthony was unable to compete in the full race this year for personal reasons, but ran a 1:31 for the winning team – Team Exmoor – in 5:09.
Meanwhile, in a different and altogether less lumpy part of England, Roz was out (as always!) racing her way to a PB at the Cotswolds Classic Middle Distance, breaking the 5-hour in the process.
David Bowry raced the Marlow Olympic distance and posted a new PB for the distance of 2:30:15
Paul Thompson took on the Oakham Sprint, finished 8th overall and 3rd in his AG
Paul Rodger, having recovered from his fight for the King of the Mountains mentioned earlier, rounded off the month finishing 19th overall in the gruelling new race: A Day in the Lakes.
The racing continues through the summer with EverydayTraining athletes competing in Ironman Frankfurt, L’Etape de Tour, Challenge Roth, The Cowman, The Virgin London Tri to pick out just a few…..