Nicki and James joined the votwo events team to support the 300-strong competitors taking part in the Gatorade Eton Dorney Evening Triathlon. Whilst James was manning the bike transition exit, Nicki was fuelling runners at the drinks station on the final section of the course.
It was brilliant to see people of all ages, first timers and keen triathletes pushing their PBs – all the while being cheered on by their family and friends. A great night had by all!
As Sue continues to ramp up the level of her triathlon training, under the direction of her new coach, two time Olympian Michelle Dillon, we can see she’s pretty excited about the arrival of her shiny new Wattbike.
Some very tough sessions to follow no doubt…!
Stand down Bertha, 24,000 cyclists coming through!
Nicki braved the thunder and torrential rain on Sunday morning joining the Hampton Court Fuel Hub volunteers for the Prudential Ride London Surrey 100. With mountains of bananas, haribos, energy sachets and Belvitas ready and waiting, the first riders arrived at 7am – and with them came the rain! The heavens opened, roads became rivers but spirits remained high amongst the riders, marshals and volunteers.
With crack of dawn announcements from Hugh Brasher removing 14 miles of the course and the leg-testing climbs of Box Hill, the riders took on 86 miles of closed roads through Surrey and the Capital. By the afternoon, thankfully the sunshine was pouring through to welcome the finishers across the line at The Mall. A huge achievement for every single cyclist!
We’re pleased to say that our keen triathlete Sue has been appointed as a board member of the Triathlon Industry Association (TIA).
The TIA comprises event organisers, equipment manufacturers, tour operators, retailers, distributors and media and since its inception in 2011, has become the authoritative source of data about triathlon in the UK through the publication of two TIA Annual Triathlete Surveys. This TIA has established itself as the voice of the industry, in line with its mission to provide a platform for its industry members to work as an effective collaborative force to develop, grow and protect the sport of triathlon in Britain.
Sue is also a board member of ukactive, Get Berkshire Active and a trustee for the Women’s Sport Trust.
Nicky J donned the TRX tshirt yesterday and headed to Virgin Active Riverside to attend a TRX bespoke workout with UK triathlon team, Team Freespeed.
Master Trainer, Matt Gleed put the Team through their paces, building a workout specific to their triathlon training and recovery needs, including exercises geared towards improving mobility, flexibility, core and strength.
The session was great, we look forward to working with the team more in the future (watch this space!) and fingers crossed TRX training helps shave some seconds off those PB’s!
See some pictures from the session below:
Photos by Leigh Quinnell
It was Nicki’s third race of the Women’s Running 10k Series at the weekend, this time in Bristol. 500 runners took on the scenic trail race at Blaise Castle and with heavy rain before the morning’s event it was set to be a challenging, muddy, slippery course through the woods.
With varied terrain and a number of inclines thrown in too, it was by far one of the toughest courses of the Series. There was not a clean pair of trainers in sight!
Nicki was spot on in her pacing crossing the line at 54:59, just one second off her target pace of 55minutes! Fluke or skill?!
A brilliantly organised Series, friendly and welcoming race villages and best goody bags around. Congrats to all involved!
James and Nicki had a great time celebrating the launch of KitBrix last night with industry friends and media. KitBrix is a brand new, modular bag that’s been designed to help athletes store and easily access their endless pieces of kit. Each compartment can be zipped to another making it super easy for a triathlete, for example, to reach for their wetsuit, bike helmet, or running trainers! Check out this video to give you an idea…
Not to shy away from a bit of fancy dress, the team were first to head into the KitBrix photo booth. A fantastic evening, congrats to all involved! #keepittogether