Dani competed in her first 6 hour muddy, wet MTB enduro race in South Wales, Tide to Tide consisted of a 10k loop, featuring single track, trail and sand dunes making it a technical challenging course. After a season doing the Midlands MTB series Dani’s MTB motivation and skills have increased massively, she raced Tide to Tide completely solo with no support crew as her husband had also entered the race. Dani, concentrated on her own pacing and nutrition and smashed it into first solo female. Dani said it was a brilliant experience and a great learning curve and would encourage anyone to give it ago, as it was a very friendly fun race in a beautiful area even in the rain.
Jon Burch and Simon Pickering both full time Professionals Medical Consultants, took on the challenges of competing in Ironman Barcelona. Barcelona is a fabulous setting for a fast flat race, full of history and culture in the village of Calella on Spain’s Eastern Coastline. Results Fitness & Swimming provided progressive training from an early stage, building the foundation and base work, through to race specific sessions, and all phases leading to the race, including all the necessary periodization and taper. The programmes consisted of prescribed training on all 3 disciplines and advice and guides on nutrition, pre/during and post race. Training was all designed around their busy work schedules and family commitments, training was made hard, but achievable, rest and recovery was also carefulyl taken into account on the training plans. Both Simon and Jon use several methods of monitoring their training intensity and used power meters to tailor the bike training to their individuals zones. RFS provide weekly feedback and analysis of their progress. Both Jon and Simon, reached their goals with finishing times they were very happy with, Jon finished in 12 hrs 38 mins and Simon a couple of mins over 13 hours, both super respectable times for full time professionals, They can now enjoy their work & banter of officially being an IRONMAN.