Racing has slowed down and training is starting to tick over on a low level. At the begining of every season I look through the race calender and start booking them but the Round Norfolk Relay is an event that I just have to enter and be a team member of Tri-Anglia's relay Team. With me only being available after work from 6pm onwards I was put down for Stage 11, 14.64 miles start time approximately 10:22pm. Yes that was pm, the RNR is a 24hr run relay from Kings Lyn round coastal route to Great Yarmouth and then down to Thetford and back across to Kings Lyn a total of 196miles.
Obviously dark when I started, followed by support crew in a car with amber light and high viz vest on me. A good steady start with just the dark loanly road ahead until about 2 miles in I sighted an amber flashing light in the distance. Focused on this and determined to catch the team ahead I started to run them down. It did start to get a bit cold in the open areas but I soon made endsway on the 14.64 miles. My target pace was 7min/mile however I came in to finish with a pace of 6:44 min/mile Very pleased with my efforts and a big thank you to Dave Lines and Mark Philo for supporting.
I have now been given the knod from Seychelles, in reference to the Seychelles National Cycling Team. I have been selected to go to African Cycling Championships in Rwanda 10-14 November 2010. I will be taking part in the Team Time Trial 10th Nov, Individual Time Trial 12th Nov and the Road Race 14th Nov. I am hoping to be flying direct to Rwanda to meet up with the rest of the Sey squad. This is my debut for Seychelles and am very excited, however just a few concerns on the organisation of the team and flight details as things are done at last minute most of the time. I am awaiting for the Sey Team to return from Commenwealth Games and then I will get more details on this. It will be tough to continue training in UK as rain and cold is on its way, however the turbo will be used quite a bit I guess.