The weekend started early Saturday morning with the final of a series of 6 Go Tri sessions. Our budding duathletes had individually set targets for each element of the carefully designed course to give them all something to aim for. Neither the damp and slightly chilly start nor the flood at the base of one of the hills deterred their spirits and all finished delighted with their progress and achievements.
The group did 3 virtual sessions which included strength and conditioning plus advice and discussions about upcoming races, kit, and different elements of training. We also had an information sharing session specifically about pre, during and recovery nutrition. The three face-to-face sessions built confidence on the bike, developed skills for transition and running off the bike. With all of the group participating in a duathlon in the coming weeks, the final session was a race format closely matched to the distance and gradient for the challenge to come. Here’s what some of our duathletes had to say.
“I have loved these sessions. Great coaches and great participants. I’ve picked up loads of tips and had fun along the way. Thanks Vicky and Lynda!”
“What a fabulous few weeks and a really great duathlon organised this morning. Big thanks to Vicky McKinnon and Lynda Cook – such professional and knowledgeable coaches but always put fun 1st! Definitely recommend you take part in the their next one.”“What a great way to spend a Saturday morning! The grey drizzly stuff didn’t detract from the fun either. The session was so well organised and I came away with lots of learning points and a little more confidence – thanks VIcky McKinnon and Lynda Cook.”
Whilst this was going on, Al McKay was off on his very own virtual Knutsford Marathon. Not to be deterred by the cancellation of the Edinburgh Marathon, Al was determined to see the reward from this very very hard work. With months of S&C, road and hilly trail running in his legs, Al was supported by other Tri&Run and Run Knutsford athletes as well as his wife Louisa providing checkpoint refreshments! A really fantastic effort by Al, smashing his goal in a perfectly paced run.
“I felt like I got the best out of myself and took some great learning points for an actual race in the Autumn. Thanks for all your help Vicky McKinnon.”
Tour of the Peak
Covering 190 km with 3500m of climbing, our very own Lynda Cook completed the Tour of the Peak on Sunday morning. A big adventure and the longest cycle ride for 2 years the route included Winnats Pass, Holmes Pass, and then Cat & Fiddle at 150k! Not an easy feat and made even harder with persistent rain and a constant headwind.
“Big thanks to Vicky McKinnon for super coaching and confidence in my ability, Bike in tip top shape after great work by https://www.custombikebuilds.co.uk”
If you want to get started in triathlon/duathlon, running or that endurance challenge you’ve always wanted to do, get in touch with us!