Here is my plan for 2016. Without a clear goal or specific target event for this year, I decided to concentrate mainly on London League events. Its not a difficult decision, they are all relatively local, well run, inexpensive and in taking part I help out my club, Crystal Palace Triathletes, in the mob match category. I settled on one a month, fitting them around other commitments.
So my plan for the year is as follows;
- 13/03/2016; VO2 Sportive (Long)
- 17/04/2016; Kingfisher Aquathlon
- 29/04/2016 – 02/05/2016; Cycle Chartres
- 12/06/2016; Mid Sussex Aquabike
- 26/06/2016; Windrush Aquathlon
- 02/07/2016; Chichester Triathlon
- 31/07/2016; Ride100
- 04/09/2016; Capital Tri Aquathlon
- 02/10/2016; London Fields Aquathon
- 30/10/2016; Jekyll & Hyde Duathlon
Alongside the London League events there are a few other events. I’m kicking off the year with a sportive in March. That’s becoming something of an annual ritual with a cycling friend of mine. And over the first May bank holiday I’m cycling to Chartres in France from Chichester in Sussex. Cycle Chartres is an incredibly well supported charity event which I had a lot of fun doing a couple of years ago and so have taken the opportunity to do again this year.
With other commitments, I’m not actually able to do Crystal Palace associated triathlon (either London league or club championships)! So I’m aiming to do the Chichester triathlon in July. That I think will be my ‘A’ race for the year. Then I’m aiming to do Ride100. I have applied 3 out of the 4 years and failed to get a place each time, including this year. So I am going to sort a charity place as I really want to do this event.
There may be others, and if my training goes really, really, really well I might aim for a half ironman late in the year, but that is not something I’m aiming for currently.
I’ll aim to provide updates on each of these events as the year progresses.