November 2015 Update

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Welcome to our first edition of our Pedal Action newsletter, catching up on all the latest that’s been happening with us and our athletes over the past month. We have also welcomed some new athletes this month and always looking for others who are looking to improve their cycling ability.

Results Re-cap

Veteran National Championships October
Tanya –  Gold, Road Race and TT
Georg – Silver, Criterium
Darren – Bronze, Road Race and TT
Graham and Jarrod were in the mix just missing out in their races

State Junior Scratch Race 7th November
Sophie WU17 –  Bronze WU17

Veterans Bike Station GSR Milang 8th November
Darren 2nd place A grade
Graham 1st place B grade
Dave D 1st place E grade
Tanya 3rd F grade

CIC Cervelo Series
Started early this month with Jarrod racing in the FCAT Seight Racing Team which includes Crits and the famous Hell of the North Race
He has raced every round and performed well being the top placed rider in his team for most of the racing.

VLCC HCP 15th November
Darren won overall

SDVLCC AGM Handicap 15th November
Matt 2nd
Graham 3rd
Phil 9th

SDVLCC Avanti Twin Peaks 22nd November
Dave D claimed the KOM in D grade
Uwe claimed 5th
With Graham close behind with Phil following

Lobethal GSR 29th November
Darren won A grade with very tough competition
Matt C 3rd in B gade
Tanya 1st female in E grade and 5th overall

State U19 Championships 28th & 29th November
Kennedy claimed bronze in the sprints and Keirin events

PACC CX Twilite Series 10th & 24th November
Rd 1 Tracy J tackled her first ever CX race and raced very well
Rd 2 Tracey G saw her win in B grade with Tracy J following in 14th

Tracey G has had a huge month securing a spot on the Enviosport Women’s team for the Focus Women’s summer series. It’s been a great month of racing in numinous club level races too for all athletes and far too many to mention. Congratulations and keep up the hard work! If I’ve missed a race result I apologies, it’s very hard keeping up with your amazing performances.

Race tactics article from Training Peaks

Training Peak university four stretches you all should include to your routine

Next Month

2015 Season Reviews
Season reviews will be sent out next month for you to evaluate how what you planned to do turned out in reality ready for you focus on next year.  Doesn’t matter if its only been a short season or a full year, reflect on the positives and what you would like to change moving forward. Here a some questions you might like to ask yourselves;-

  • Did you train as much as you wanted?
  • Did you train too much or too little?
  • Were you consistent in your training?
  • Did you give good and appropriate feedback to your coach?
  • How well did you adapt when life threw you curveballs?
  • Did you respect the recovery you needed?
  • Did you take care of the other things in your life (recovery, family, work, etc)?

2016 Annual Training Plans
Start thinking about what your new year is going to look like so training can be specific for those events.

As we approach Christmas and TDU many will be taking a break from actively pursing racing wins and focusing on building fitness for future races next year. Keep up the good work everyone and thank you for your continued support as we grow our small business.

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