Sunday, 6 May 2012

National Cycling Champs

Have just come back from the National Cycling Champs that were held near Hastings! My race was 85 km [54 miles] and was a huge challenge.

I managed to stay with the leading group for almost half of the race but once again struggled when the pace was increased and fell off the back of the bunch.

Competitive Cycling is so more demanding for me than Running. There are a lot more tactics involved in cycling and due to the speed radical changing can occur. If you lose your group it is a lonely ride without the benefits of working together and getting assistance from others.

So another day of learning for me today and now I'm moving on to the Harrier / Running season which I'm greatly looking forward to.

With Neil Harwood who was in my race

6 comments:

Lea said...

Even though it was hard, I bet it was a great opportunity to be part of it all. Will be good to see how things go for you with your running season. Great photo of you Paul. You look really nice and you are smiling!! :-)

Becky said...

Sounds like you still enjoyed the day very much. Good luck with the new season.

affectionforfitness said...

Oh, you guys are so cool!

:-) Marion

Don't unplug your hub. said...

I suppose different muscles are involved too. I have a suspicion you might be training for an iron man contest!

Ellie said...

Even if you didn't do as well as you hoped it sounds as if you still really enjoyed it. All good experience I think.

Kay G. said...

Hang in there, Paul!