Saturday, 28 September 2013

Training with Maddie Horton

For 5 weeks now, I have started my stepped-up training with Maddie Horton and so far I'm loving it! I am so lucky to have someone like Maddie to train with, she motivates me, gets me out of bed early making the most of the day, and without her I would not be able to do this. Thanks Maddie! We've been going to Bodyline gym, doing weights for the first time in my life. Getting about one day of rest per week and sometimes even getting up at 6.00am to go running! Together we have done turbo training, endurance rides, running, plyometrics and even yoga...

In which my cat used his staring powers...

To kill our team of Mavericks...

And we are now re-born as super racing machines and are preparing our super powers for the next season of racing! Bring it on!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Cyclocross Race One, South West Series

Round ONE: 1st September 2013 - Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin, Cornwall

Really happy with my second Cyclocross race ever, it was way more fun than I expected as the course had interesting hill challenges and fields that helped practise my sprint work. After managing the whole course, the hardest thing was getting to the top of the podium, so I settled on the edge to show off my first place envelope! As well as being very happy with my result of first overall woman which always gives a shine on an event, it was really well run and so much fun having people all around you to race against the whole way through the race, so very competitive. I can't wait for the next ones!

Gary Andrews riding for Certini posted:

"Well the first round of the SW Cross season rolled out today and my hat has truly been taken off in respect of the SW MTB Squad. Harry B, 1st youth. Evie Lane 1st youth girl. Charles Hough 1st junior. And Lucy Allan, well not only 1st Junior female but 1st women and on her 29er. Another event to be proud of your performances, well done to you all.

Thanks Gary! I totally agree that everyone did so well! Well done guys!

                                                                                Sprint Finish!             

Charles Hough first Junior and part of the SW MTB Squad.