Distance: 122km Climbing: 1800m Weather: cloudy initially at a cool 20deg then full on sunshine at 28deg. Powerful Tail wind! The finish line seemed to come too quickly today. A … Continue reading Stage 3 – the Longest Day.
Distance: 110km Climbing: 1900m Weather: sunny 28 degrees. Plan: Gently wind up the effort, attempt to move up in category, but without big efforts. Don’t crash. Tough, rough and very … Continue reading Cape Epic Stage 1.
Distance 20km Total ascent: 600m Weather: Sunny 23 degrees. Plan: Go steady, loosen the legs, settle in the bike skills.
What a winter so far, it continues to be cold, very cold or cold and wet or cold and snowy. Thankfully, the nights are getting noticeably lighter and my mood … Continue reading I’m doing Cape Epic
Currently in Yorkshire, training hard, thinking about life up here. Harsh. Seasonal. Weathered. And such things. Last weekend was Matt Page’s XC Marathon Champs in Llandovery, more specifically the Crychan … Continue reading End of the xc. Start of the cx.
Relative to previous years, Mayhem provided a surprisingly technical challenge, largely due to the preceeding week’s rain. It was certainly a torturous challenge to the legs, for when you weren’t … Continue reading Mountain Mayhem 24 hours 2016
World Cup action. I’m finding it difficult to find time to write at the moment, so many projects on the go. This is a bit outdated but so it is.. … Continue reading August Adventures in the UCI World Cup.
Another Bank Holiday over, I’ve just been out for a short ride today around Hopton Woods. Really nice actually, sunshine and 15 degrees, peaceful. I felt good, considering it was … Continue reading Where are your limits?
Just a brief one… National XC Round 2 at Newnham Park. Excellent. This location always manages to put on a great show, the sun always shines, even after the “Great … Continue reading Newnham Park R2 of the National XC Series
Upon reading anything about sports psychology, you will find reference to mental toughness and/or resilience. It’s pretty much accepted that it is one of the most vital components of athletic success. It allows … Continue reading Toughness