It’s around about this time of year that every triathlete can begin to put all that hard winter training into effect and unleash themselves onto the race season. Unless you have the fortune to compete overseas, it’s not until March/April time that the UK race season finally kicks in.
Despite the gloomy weather over the last few months, there’s been plenty of action from club members. Be it early season duathlons-hats off to Sarah-Jane Fox and Jan Taplin for taking part in the ETU 2020 sprint distance qualifier duathlon at Bedford Aerodrome on the 10th March and both qualifying in harsh conditions or muddy runs at the local parkrun event, congratulations to Chris Edwards for completing 250 Park Runs the racing doesn’t really stop; although the attention to nutrition and healthy living may take a bit of a slide over the darker months!
The 2019 season will be its usual mixed bag of events and distances. For some it will be their first ever triathlon-watch this space for exciting news on our couch to triathlon in 12 weeks program coming shortly and for others, their 17th year in the sport. Some go long, we have Neville Breach and Rob Savill competing in the half Marathon de Sable in Lanzarote and some even longer , a small group of ATC runners are taking part in Endure 24 at Reading in June . For some its the short and sharp races that float their boat. A few are enjoying a break from triathlons and embracing other challenges, such as Jaqui Taylor taking part in her first attempt at entering the London Marathon whilst others just like to join the club rides for a social scene that also keeps you fit. There’s also a small handful of members representing Great Britain this Year. Helen Hunter kicks off with Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon at the beginning of May and Virginia Graham at the ETU Olympic diatance finals at Weert . So get ready to large it!
Whatever the choice and no matter what the post-race nutrition, have a great season everyone!