15th March – Thirsk 10mile – in testing conditions Julian ran a 57:46 for 20th Place and Scott ran a 1hr11:10 for a pb in 205th place
11th March – Dentdale 14 – Julian ran a 1:24:35 in marathon pace prep for a 5th place.
5th March – Trafford 10k – Julian ran a 33:08 (108th place) proving that marathon prep is going to plan.
An update as to what the squad have been up to these past few weeks:
Julian – Brass Monkey half marathon 13th place in 1:13:00
Auld Lang syne – 16th 46:38
Chevin chase 9th 52:55 (won by J.Brownlee)
Luke – auld Lang syne 15th 46:28
Ribble valley 10k – 56th 33:45
Scott – mid lancs cross country witton park 42:23 (121)
Fastrax 5k – 18:39 18th (pb)
Ribble valley 10k 222nd 39:33
Mid lancs cross country -Liverpool 410th 41:57
Des – mid lancs cross country 43:36 (142)
Ribble valley 10k 43:59
Joe- kielder 10miles trail – 2nd 1:07:48
Jennifer – giants tooth fell race 5th 24:17
Saturday 15th March saw British Triathlon organise a fantastic performance coaching conference addressing many of the technical innovations and high end planning required to support our athletes through to winning performances at the major championships.
Jim Pennycook took us through the military driven innovations which have crossed over into sport, and gave us glimpses of what is to come – there’s some very cool shiny toys coming!
Prof Mike Tipton used his experience working with the military in extreme environments to guide athletes on how to best perform in hot environments.
Ian Pyper showed us how the EIS are supporting the athletes with regular screening to identify potential injury risk factors, as well as the detailed race analysis providing hard data to guide training in order to get on the podium.
Simon Jones went through the technical planning process he has developed with a number of sports which he now brings to the British Triathlon squads which helps athletes focus on their most important factors required to win.
Finally Peter Keen talked about his career with British Cycling and his experiences guiding and supporting the incredibly successful Team GB.