Author: Damien Connery

Epic Riders – Epic Results

At Epic Coaching, we work with a wide variety of athletes; from developing young talents, to getting experienced riders back-on-track. Now entering the closing stages of the 2018 road racing season, we thought we’d share a couple of our riders stories, and hear from a few of our athletes themselves on how Epic Coaching has helped them pursue their goals. Rising junior talent, Thomas Gloag began his season with a strong showing of results. From a string of top-tens over in Belgium and various local races, to his third place at the opening round of the Junior National Series,...

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Hetty Niblett – Blog Post March 2018

Rollercoaster month… The month of February started pretty well to be honest, I landed in Girona on the evening of the 31st January, so the 1st February was my first ride of my 10-day block in Spain. Typically, after just being shorts weather for the previous two days there, I fly out and rain is forecast! The first day was just a 3 hour endurance ride to spin the legs after my long travel day and a group of girls set out on a steady group ride at 10am (apparently this is early for Girona time?!!). We managed to...

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Le Samyn Des Dames – Lauren Murphy

Waking up the morning of a race, the nerves and excitement usually start to kick in, especially the first race of the season. It was also my first race as an U23 and my first UCI 1.2 race, so the nerves were pretty high. The first thing I did was check the weather forecast in hope that by some miracle it had changed from the sub-zero temperatures expected to tropical conditions. It hadn’t. The race started at -3C with a ‘real feel’ temperature of -8C, so pretty cold. For the first 10 minutes I was fighting to get some feeling...

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Fifth at KBK – Matt Shaw

Last Saturday I made the trek down to Belgium for the junior Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, have to say I was pretty excited to experience my first UCI 1.1, especially in a race as cool as KBK. Unfortunately as we got to Belgium late afternoon we didn’t have time to recce the course. Instead we got kicked out of the Mingay’s warm cozy van 20k from the hostel in Kortrijk and braced the Baltic conditions for a brisk spin home. After getting to the hostel, showering, wrapping up warm and getting a fat bowl of spaghetti covered in, as usual, way too...

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Hetty Niblett – Blog Post January 2018

So, this blog post is going to be an update on how winter training has gone these past few months. It is currently mid-January and I am desperately hoping I can see spring on the horizon soon; it has been super chilly here this winter! I started winter training around the start of October after a lengthy off season (due to concussion) but threw myself into training. One of the best moves I made was investing in a power meter at this time. It meant I could train more accurately, obsess over more numbers, and help Tom set even...

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