I then raced the north island titles up in Pukekoe, Auckland after having my time off training. The weather gods worked in our favour and provided a sunny but windy weekend to race. First day of racing seen me finish in second behind Australian rider Bohdie and then day 2 the time off the bike shone through struggling all day to back up 2 days of racing finishing 5th. It’s always good to get back to racing on home soil and watching the kiwis kill the Trans-Tasman test team races! Good work guys!
University for this year has come to an end seeing my first year of studying completed. After not studying for over 10 years it was a shock to the system but pumped to have made the choice to do so. It’s been tough on the road travelling race to race and so on to keep up with the workload but managed to juggle it all around nicely. Final exams have been sat so fingers crossed I have passed and then to enjoy this break until next semester starts next year.
Summer training has began and i am once again based up here in Cambridge with the High Performance program seeing large loads of training being put out in the gym, on the bike and in other certain areas. I have set out all my training moving forward over this block and can see what it will look like to ensure I’m ready to hit and reap the rewards of next season.
I unfortunately still have little niggley injuries that I’m still trying to control but with the management plan I have in place and staff around me, I’m sure these will get ironed out over this summer period............fingers crossed.
Now I’m back in the country for a decent 6 month block I have kicked off my coaching again and have already run a couple of clinics around NZ. I have booked in a couple more moving into 2015 also which I am looking forward to doing. Once again like summer I will be kicking off my week to week coaching here in the Waikato for a select few to once again start showing the ropes of what correct training is, how to plan this, along with what areas and aspects are needed and not needed. Over this past year this is one thing I have really enjoyed doing almost as much as ridding and racing my bike! A massive thank you to all my sponsors for getting behind the clinics I have been running at clubs around the country and supplying spot prizes and giveaways to riders, the look on the rider’s faces when they get a prize is priceless!
I have also recently built up and started ridding my new Royalty custom geometry frame. For me it’s the most comfortable stiffest frame I have ridden to date. With a little more length it allows me extra leverage and room to respond. Also with in the first week of ridding it my sprint and track times have picked up which I am super pumped about. Massive thanks to Royalty for making this possible and for keeping me fresh out on the track! If your after one of these bad bois head over to http://royaltybmxbikes.com and get yours today.
I also have recently received a Massey University Sports Scholarship which helps support me through my 2015 education year and support me in my sport also. Super super pumped on this one!
What’s next? I have a UCI race coming up in December here in Cambridge and at Te Awamutu. I will then be heading over to the Gold Coast in Australia on January the first to race the UCI race in Nerang as its one of the biggest races on the Australian circuit seeing most of the aussie riders competing. I will then continue to race in New Zealand during the rest of summer right up into the national titles in Christchurch and then once plans are finalised I will keep you updated with movements when they come in.