Lockdown 5km Time Trial

During the lockdown the team and I have been doing several virtual training camps usually held over a week in an effort to bring us all together over Zoom. This helps to split up the summer training as it can be lonely doing all the miles we do and doing it in isolation adds an extra element of boredom. As part of these we do a 5km max effort time trial on the Concept 2 Ski Erg. The most previous being on Wednesday 8th of July. Since march we have done 4 of these, with each setting a better time. I managed to set myself a New PB with a time of 19 minutes 26 seconds. These time trials are a good test of our physical fitness during the season but they are also a good mental test. There are a few pictures from the test captured by my coach to highlight the things I need to improve on.

Back to it

Today was my first day back training post op. Strength and conditioning work out today with some Physio thrown in. Feeling much better after doing some activity.

Recovery

Recovery from surgery is well under way and I’m feeling good. Getting loads of life admin caught up on. Today I went to WestMARK and got cast for a new socket for my prosthetic.

Surgery

I was up at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital getting some more surgery done on my right leg and stump. Procedure went well, and it was a good time post season to get the necessary done. Now on the road to recovery.

World Championships St George Canada

I’ve just been looking back on an amazing 2 weeks in Canada! It’s been such an honour to be representing Great Britain on such a big stage racing amongst some of the best athlete’s in the world 🇬🇧 From being flag bearer for my country to skiing in -25 at the start of the week to racing my best race so far in the 7.5km finishing 15th, then finishing 14th in the sprint! The @caledonianordic centre had some amazing trails to explore on rest days and finally finishing the World Championships on a massive high with the 15km with a personal best finish of 13th 😆⛷🎿 now to get training for next year’s season! A huge thank you to all of the support from my Family, Friends, @gbparanordic support staff, my teammates and my AMAZING sponsors!

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Vuokatti, Finland Race 3 – 0.8 km sprint

December 16th

My final race of my first world cup was the 890m sprint. The course consisted of one big hill and several corners and the top 12 times in the sprint qualifing for the semifinals. I finished 25th with a time of 2:19:5 which was only 20 seconds behind the winner, making me feel very proud of my achievements.

I felt like the Vuokatti world cup was a great success.

Its now time to train even harder for my next world cup in 12-19 January 2019 – Ostersund, Sweden.

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Vuokatti, Finland Race 2 – 5km

December 13th

Race 2 is the 5 km.

Race 2 of the camp was by far the best. I now knew what I had to do and now knowing the course I went out to enjoy the experience.

Finishing with a time of 18:30:4 allows me to qualify of the World Championships in Canada in February next year.

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