The best WhittleFit blog posts of 2017

2017 best ofSo, it's the start of a brand new year, 2017 has simply flown by! WhittleFit had a big year in 2017, our athletes all had an amazing year and we've grown as a company with some amazing new coaches. To highlight a great year I decided to trawl through last years blog posts and see which ones really resonated with me. Theses are my favourites, I hope you like them too! 

  1. Fuel to perform and the rest will take care of itself!
  2. Ironman Wales - Tri Bike or Road Bike?
  3. Team WhittleFit racing roundup - 6th August 2017
  4. Coach Vicky joins WhittleFit!
  5. Mumbles middle distance triathlon race report - Craig Burrows
  6. Coach Rhys joins WhittleFit
  7. Ironman Wales race report - Tom Foster

You may notice some of my favourites from 2017 are race reports, that's mainly because I love reading an athletes feedback from race day - sometimes you never know what's going on in someones head until they have time to reflect and put pen to paper! Many thanks for supporting WhittleFit in 2017 and here's to an even more amazing 2018!  

Coach Vicky joins WhittleFit!

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Very pleased and excited to announce the arrival of Vicky Johnston onto the WhittleFit coaching staff!

Vicky has raced at the elite British level and is a former European age group champion. Her coaching credentials are without question, she was the head coach of the Loughborough student triathlon squad and is currently a Cardiff Met triathlon academy coach.

Vicky will be concentrating on coaching athletes for sprint, Olympic and 70.3 distance triathlons.

Coaching Qualifications/Education:

  • Level 2 British Triathlon coach.
  • Currently training as a level 3 coach on the British Triathlon High Performing Coach Programme
  • BSc Hons Sport and Exercise Science (Loughborough University)
  • Cardiff Met Triathlon Academy Coach
  • British Triathlon Strength and Conditioning workshop
  • Former Head Coach for Loughborough Students Triathlon

Sporting achievements:

  • 6x British Universities medalist (sprint, Olympic and duathlon)
  • Podiums in British Junior Super Series races
  • 4th Junior Elite European Cup
  • 3rd British Middle Distance Champs (25-29 AG)
  • European age group Champion (2010)

 Vicky has a few coaching slots available, if you're interested in sprint, Olympic or 70.3 triathlon coaching CONTACT US today! 

Team WhittleFit racing roundup - 25th & 26th November 2017

On a very cold weekend we had a couple of hardened WhittleFit athletes racing, lets see how they got on: DPly7uoXcAEhxQl

  • Bushey Park 10K: Tom Foster raced the Bushey Park 10K yesterday and led from start to finish in a new PB time! Great racing Tom, especially as this 10K was the day after a PB on your CP20 bike test (message us if you'd like to kow what a CP20 test is)!  
  • Pembrey cyclocross: Tom Nesham raced cyclocross at Pembrey Country Park yesterday and had a great race. A poor start (dropped chain and bent hangar arm) was quickly put behind him (with the addition of a quick bike change) and Tom moved through the field to finish very strong. This race will stand Tom in good stead for the Welsh cyclocross champs in a couple of week’s time. 

Team WhittleFit racing roundup - 18th & 19th November 2017

 Some mixed results this weekend for our WhittleFit athletes, lets see how they got on: IMG 7853

  • Chilly Duathlon: Stuart made a late decision to race the DB Max Chilly Duathlon at the flat & fast Castle Combe racing circuit and finished in a creditable 24th position, well done Stuart!
  • Brecon Beacons Ultra: Coach Henry completed the 46 mile ultra marathon on Saturday, running with friends Henry managed to finish in the top 100 on a very tough course. Well done Henry, that was one tough day in the office!
  • Parc Bryn Bach cyclocross: Tom Nesham raced the Parc Bryn Bach yesterday and unfortunately finished with a DNF. Tom was in the top 5 but two punctures and running a lap with the bike on his shoulder meant that Tom was unable to finish. Unlucky racing for Tom, but these things happy in cyclocross racing.
  • Droxford cyclocross: Tom Foster raced the Droxford cyclocross yesterday, and similar to Tom’s race, Tom suffered some mechanical issues. Tom managed to finish, not quite the result he wanted, but bodes well for next weeks Surrey cyclocross race.  

Team WhittleFit racing roundup - 11th & 12th November 2017

This weekend we had a few WhittleFit athletes racing, lets see how they got on: DOQNqX4WkAAg2RX

  • Coed Y Brenin trail duathlon: Tom Nesham raced the Always Aim High Coed Y Brenin sprint trail duathlon this weekend and secured 1st place with a 12min victory, great end to the season Tom!
  • Bath Hilly Half Marathon: Trevor Batey raced the Bath Hilly Half Marathon yesterday and came home in 9th place, securing a mug, a bottle of beer and half a carrot as prizes! Yes……half a carrot!
  • EnduranceLife Gower Half Marathon: Paul Fairclough raced the very tough EnduranceLife Gower Half Marathon on Sunday and came home in a very creditable time of 2hr29, well done Paul!