First year Junior Beth
➡️ 2nd cat in less than 8 weeks
➡️ podiums in senior womens 3/4
➡️ peleton finish in UCI Nations cup JW Gent Wevelgem.
It’s not often we get chance to talk about our individual journeys with riders. We are too busy actually being on that journey and never think to talk about it!
Working with young riders, has its share of ups and downs, and our biggest role is to support and carry them through those tougher times.
When we started our coaching journey with new Junior rider Beth last year, we weren’t just taking on a coaching role from youth to junior transition, we were engaging with a young athlete who was massively eager to learn, to find out her strengths and weaknesses, to try new things, to be challenged and to question, engage and make the coaching partnership exactly that, a partnership. It’s not them and us! Ever.
Working through a solid, and we mean solid, block of winter training, including the usual bout of covid, school pressures and Welsh weather conditions, this young lady came into her first year at Junior taking on senior womens racing, Junior Nationals and even stepping up to a UCI nations cup! All before Easter.
The result? In less than 8 weeks gaining her 2nd cat license, finishing in the main peleton of the Gent Wevelgem, and taking podiums across senior womens crits.
We continue to find out what those limits are, how they can be raised and where those strengths can be taken over the next 2 years before turning u23, and keep a big smile 😊 going at the end of every bike ride or gym session!
INSPIRE | CHALLENGE | ACHIEVE
You want it? Go and get it!!
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