You may remember our introduction to Andrew with his Stirling Duathlon race report at the beginning of April. Andrew has been busy training hard and had recently competed in the British Universities and Colleges Sports Sprint Triathlon Championships. Here is an update from Andrew on what he has been up to:
With training going well and with some extra help from my coach I've had a really good BUCS event. He has been working on my body rotation and emphasising the movement of my hips and shoulders to get a high elbow and early catch. This really helped my body position and making swimming feel a lot faster for less effort! The weather was lovely and warm down south near Bath. With a very high caliber field I was pleased with my results. 12:04 on the 750 pool based swim, dwarfing my previous personal best of 12:59! The cycle was a 25k instead of the usual 20k with 2 short sharp hills! The way out felt relatively comfortable until you headed back into the strong head wind! I came in at 45:44 averaging 204 watts! I was hoping to have a strong run (under 20) but with falling off my bike on Tuesday I claimed 20:26- still a pb for a 5k off the bike. My overall placing was 179 and gender position 154 I was pleased with my first BUCS event. With Rio hopeful Gregor Benson coming second, the field was by far the most competitive I've ever been in! I relished the experience and look forward to next year!
More Total Immersion Workshops
Due to the success for last weeks Total Immersion workshop was was fully booked we have opened up 2 more dates: