A light hearted review of Leeds – by Fiona Christian

Sometime,  way back in the midst of 2015, we heard that the WTS was coming to Leeds.  Hurrah, we thought.  Let’s get our entries in early – which we did and then thought no more about it.  At the risk of sounding like I’m getting the excuses in early, it’s not really my sort of race.  The city centre races tend to have quite technical bike courses with 180 degree turns and a lot of testosterone fuelled men with disc wheels who are hoping for a PB on flat courses.  There are not often many hills on these courses and again, whilst I haven’t quite worked out the weight to power ratio that most climbers have (or stopped drinking wine),  we do most of our training in the hills and ‘undulating’ courses tend to suit me best.   The best thing about Leeds would be the atmosphere and having […]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Back to Fitness physiotherapy – Club discount

Back to Fitness, who are based in Ripponden, were recommended to me 5 years ago and I can’t praise them highly enough. I have been a runner all my life and am forever battling injuries. Charlotte Murray, who owns the practice, and Joe Washington, are superb at diagnosing injuries and looking at your biomechanics to find the root cause of the problem.

Back to Fitness  have offered club members a discount for  an initial consultation of £40 instead of £50,then  half hour sessions at £30 instead of £35. They also offer sports massages which are excellent (can be painful!)

If anyone has an injury and  wants some advice, Charlotte has offered to try and answer any questions on our facebook page.  Start your post with ‘ Charlotte Murray’.
Click here for the link to ‘Back to Fitness’.

 

 

By | June 17th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Leeds ITU standard distance – analysis of results

Bill Johnson has done a quick analysis of the tri standard distance results for people to wrangle over.  
For each person it shows:
  • time for each discipline
  • rank, i.e. how your time for that discipline ranks compared with all the other finishers in your category
  • “expected” – this is a calculation of how long the average person in your category would have taken at that discipline if their finish time was the same as your overall finish time. i.e. it shows what time you would be expected to do in that discipline based on your finish time.
  • “gain”/”loss” – this shows how much time you gained or lost compared to that expected time.
  • “run fade” – this shows how much you slowed up over the final couple of laps on the run compared to the first […]
By | June 13th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Leeds triathlon – 12th June

This weekend, 11th / 12th June, the ITU world triathlon is coming to Leeds. Lots of members are taking part in the open race in the sprint and standard distance.  Start times ranging from 7am to 10am. Time after for a few drinks and a quick catch up before watching the pro race.  It’s going to be an amazing weekend. Good luck to everyone racing. Open race route

By | June 7th, 2016|Events, Posts|0 Comments

Burnley 10k – by Graham Plews

The forth year of the ‘hilly’ Burnley 10K greeted the c. 2000 competitors with wall-to-wall sunshine. The race started and finished in the fabulous Towneley Park with a short road section linking this section with a loop around Thompson Park. Burnley really is blessed with some great parks.
ABurnley 10k - Graham Plewsnyway, given my recent demands on NHS resources I’m not sure how sensible it was for me to enter the race but I thought “you only live once” and its all good triathlon training so lets go for it! A couple of years ago my time of 46.51 would probably have plunged me into a state of depression (only kidding!) but when I saw I came third in my AG out of 33 and 148th overall decided perhaps this wasn’t too shabby after-all. 
The race was […]

By | June 7th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments