12 months ago I began working with Mark from EPiC Coaching. Since then I have seen vast improvements in every aspect of my cycling – from strength, to diet, to endurance. I also have a lot more confidence going into races as I have every faith in what training I am set, meaning that the  “have I done the right training” fears have gone. The great coach-rider relationship I have with Mark has also been crucial in my development as I can give honest feedback and openly talk to Mark about any issues regarding my health or coaching, making it easier to be set the right sessions and monitor my fatigue.

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This year the National Championships were a big goal of mine; although I was a first year under 23, I knew the course suited me and I knew that I had trained hard. So I set myself a high goal of securing a top five in the u23 category and top 15 in the senior women. Despite some illness before the event, I was confident the the training I had been set by EPiC throughout the year had put me in the best possible shape. I managed to come away with 4th u23 and 8th overall. For me this summaries EPiC Coaching completely. After less than 12 months of coaching I had seen huge improvements in my overall fitness; gained more confidence and had developed a strong coach-rider relationship, which ultimately lead me to not only achieving my goal of the year but surpassing it.