ESC Update - July 2015
The month started with good performances from Grace France at a local 1500m open water swim and James Grandfield at the Wales sportive while over in Europe it was hot! Very hot! Sweltering in 40 degree heat IM Frankfurt produced a tough day for all involved and Chris Hornung didn't get the result he wanted. Sometimes you don't know how you are going to react to the heat and this was one of those days.
Moving forward a week James Grandfield, not content with one race went in for both the Ullswater tri and the epic swim the next day. James is working hard towards Ironman Wales in September so these races provided an opportunity to test out a few ideas and see if they are worth continuing with. Linzey Ryan put in a race at Eton Dorney and considering the amount of training a hectic work schedule is allowing she continue to perform with a positive attitude. Determination here is key!
Next up was the National Champs at Liverpool with the South West Academy again getting strong results in both the youth girls and boys races. Things are looking good for the superseries rankings this year. Grace France also stepped up to race the elite event and as always it's a learning curve with draft legal racing and her result was much improved from Blenheim especially in the swim, which was the area she had been working on. Maria Powell also entered the event knowing she would only complete the swim due to injury. A brave decision but, the swim was strong and confidence is growing here ready for next year.
On the coaching front Andy headed out to Italy with the British Paratriathlon squad to oversee some very successful racing and then the following week went to Banyoles with the British Youth team for the European Youth Relays to oversee Britain finish first (male) and second (female) along with some very good results in the U23's individual (Lucy Hall- Gold; Marc Austin- Silver) and relay teams (silver). The weather at both events was hot but hey, this is summer right?!
Tip of the month Don't let injury hold you back. Focus on what you can do and remember you'll come back stronger!
Recipe of the month: Sugar and nut free chocolate brownie An interesting take on chocolate brownies without the sugar. They take good!
ESC Update - June 2015
Strong results and a good bit of learning!Read the full article
ESC Update - May 2015
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ESC Update - April 2015
Time trials, duathlons and a little sprint or two.Read the full article
ESC Update - March 2015
Training races, progression and the National Duathlon ChampionshipsRead the full article
ESC Update - February 2015
Multi-terrain races and the 220 Triathlon Show.Read the full article
ESC Update - January 2015
A new year and some new challengesRead the full article