July went by us in a whirr…..with notable racing results from EverydayTraining athletes as follows:
On 17th July Paul Hardcastle completed IM Germany, in 13:42. Like many of us out there, he had a tough day with some cramping on the run. I was there to witness it myself, finishing in 15th place in a time of 9:50.
That same weekend, Rob McRitchie was racing the Outlaw Triathlon in Nottinghamshire, finishing in a time of 10:56 and 3rd in his AG. Matthieu Davy took part in a relay team there with his partner Ellen ( who has subsequently joined EverydayTraining with Steven’s coaching). He ran a 3:17 marathon after Ellen did the bike leg in 7:01.
The 14th July was the weekend of the “other” big LD race in Germany; Challenge Roth. This year we had Paul Jenkinson racing, whose race ended horribly early with severe eye sight issues resulting from a reaction to an anti-fog agent in his goggles. Fortunately Paul is well now and has recovered his sight.
On the 21st July we had David Bowry finishing the Vachery Middle distance in a new PB of 5:01:41, some 35 minutes faster than the previous year.
Andrew Barnes-Webb finished not far behind him in a time of 5:35:02
The 28th July was the London Triathlon, and David Bowry was out again, earning another PB over the Olympic distance in 2:27:32 .
I’m exhausted just typing all that…and we are already we are into the month of August with several feats of triathlon behind us!
The month started with Ironman UK, where we had 4 athletes and one coach racing:
Ed Hawkins finished in 10:10:41, placed 6th in his AG and earned himself a Kona slot!!
Ollie Williams in 10:15:34 was 55 minutes faster than a year earlier, despite a puncture. That puncture unfortunately cost him his Kona slot, as he missed out by just 90 seconds.
Kevin Walsh finished in 11:01:14, with Jake Cussak completing his first Ironman, with a puncture also, in 15hr 22
and myself managing to rank second female in 10:05
Meanwhile, somewhere in Ireland, Mel was pretending to be on holiday and getting pipped into secomnd place at the Shadowman Half in a time of 4:44
Olivia, having apparently gone a whole fortnight without a race, ran the Stur Half Marathon, in a new PB for the distance of 1:46.
London hosted a fantastic 100mile mass cycle event/race, participated in by Roz and Paul J ( with eyesight restored, legs fresh!) in 5:07 and 4:09 respectively.
The latest results news comes from the Cotswolds 113 middle distance, a fast and flat favourite where Roz won her age group in a new PB of 4:56:56, with Olivia close behind in 5:04:40 also winning her age group and posting a PB for the distance.
Mel’s weekend activities included a 14km open water swim in Marlow ,which she completed in 3hour09 swim time ( 3:45 including stops tore-group with her “pod”)
Paul Rodger was running up fells in the Wensleydale Big Cheese – a time of 5:06:27 placed him 5th overall 2nd male vet
In other EverydayTraining news….we are completing arrangements for our late-season training camp in Lanzarote. Compared to our Endurance camps that we hold in March, this will be a more accessible training camp, with a focus on tuning up for late -season races and more hands-on coaching opportunities. We will be based at the lovely bespoke villa TriSports Lanzarote, with sports nutrition provided by Powerbar.
The camp starts on Saturady 21st Sept, and runs for 1 week with departure on 28th. There are still places remaining for athletes at £700 as well as limited places for non -training partners at £550.