Another tough marathon hurdle done and dusted! This past weekend was the 2017 PPA Tiletoria Elgin Valley MTB which took place in Elgin, Grabouw. The route was planned for 70km but was shortened to 63km with over 1700m of elevation. The legs and body felt really good in the first half of the race tackling … More Race Report – Elgin Valley Grabouw
I’ve had the privilege of living a bit of the ‘Pro athlete life’ after receiving a two week work leave period which gave me some free time to catch up with family and friends and to focus a little more on the training, clocking in a few double sessions and a little extra saddle time. Last … More Living The ‘Pro Athlete Life’
Finally! A positive race report! It hasn’t been an easy season for me this year, adjusting to the Marathon racing scene and adjusting to my new training plan… I’m super stoked to finally see some sort of improvement after taking a top 10 Elite Men and a 44th overall finish at the Stellenbosch MTB Challenge. I … More Race Report – Stellenbosch MTB Challenge
Really happy to have ended last week with a longer 4.5 hour training ride with a few mates just riding, chatting and doing what we enjoy most, which really helped spark the ‘motivation’ flame after a few days of negativity… I definitely feel that those longer less stressful day’s out on the bike is well … More Weekly Update: Rides With The Boys!
Finally feeling back to my normal self after a difficult two weeks suffering from a cold… I tried riding the week after picking up the cold, but could still feel something was there… Last week consisted of a few threshold and tempo efforts which I felt fairly comfortable with. Sunday was supposed to be a … More Weekly Update: Back At It Again!
Unfortunately not much training or bike riding was had last week after picking up a ‘cold’ early on in the week… what was even more unfortunate was that it was supposed to be a race weekend but had to withdraw for obvious reasons… During a training ride the week before, I blew up pretty badly, but … More Weekly Update:The Reset Button…
Lost a bit of motivation after Western Cape XCO Champs, not performing as I wanted to… but we are back on track now! Had a successful week of training last week, clocking in the sessions I wanted to. Don’t want to jinx it, but I’m starting to feel a bit of form coming my way … More Weekly Update: Back On Track!
It was another tough demanding weekend of racing at the WC XCO Champs at Bloemendal. The conditions were perfect, not too cold, not too warm and a little damp, not that that made the racing any easier… I came into the race with some expectations but unfortunately didn’t achieve what I was aiming for. There … More Race Report – WC XCO Champs
This past weekend was yet another race weekend on the skinny wheels! The week leading up to the weekend was quite a busy and demanding one with a few 2min and 5min intervals which left the legs feeling really tired, but the whole game plan was not to worry about results and to rather do … More Race Report – Killarney Circuit Race
So this past weekend I took part in a local road crit using it as one of my interval sessions for the week. It actually felt really good to race on the skinny wheels again after deciding to focus on MTB this season. The route was a nice short left hander circuit with two open … More Race Report – WP Ottery Crit