|Crossing the line for my second regional road race victory.|
I continued training hard after the regional road race as my main goal of the season is to get a top 5 in the U23 national time trial championships, I was 10th in 2015.
The weekend after the win I did a 25 mile time trial in preparation for nationals. The field was strong with names like Harry Tanfield, Josh Teasdale and Kieth Murray. I was unsure how I would do as it was my first 25 since 2013 and I had never beaten Josh or Harry in a time trial before. The day was a perfect day for a fast time. I knew what numbers I should have been able to do so I just aimed to ride to that and hope that was enough for the win. I did the 25 miles in 47 minutes 12 seconds, this is over 6 minutes of my personal best 3 years ago and it also was fast enough to take the win by around 30 seconds. Later that day I found out this time puts me at the 13th fastest person even in the UK over 25 miles. Also this time and the data gave me a lot of confidence for nationals in 2 weeks.
I took an easy weeks training after the 25 as I had the Beaumont then nationals so wanted to be fresh for these events.
|In the break at Beaumont Trophy.|
With only 4 day till the national time trial champs I aim to recover as well as possible and go into the time trial with fresh legs.
|National U23 Time Trial Championship|
|Taking a corner in the national time trial.|
|Riding at the front in the national road race gutted to miss the split.|
Now I'm going to Gran Canaria for 10 days for a mid season training camp/ holiday to get focused and ready for the final few months of the season.