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2013 Season Reports Results

UCI World Cup Leogang - 20/22 September 2013
UCI World Cup Hafjell - 12/15 September 2013
UCI World Cup, Valnord - 25/28 July 2013
National Champs @ Bala - 20/21 July 2013
BDS National Round 4 @ Llangollen - 30 June 2013
UCI World Cup, Val Di Sole - 13/16 June 2013
BDS National Round 3 @ Innerleithen - 2 June 2013
BDS National Round 2 @ Fort William - 12 May 2013
Northern Series Round 1 @ Kidland - 5 May 2013
BDS National Round 1 - 14 April 2013
North West Race Round 1 @ Farmer John’s - 31 March 2013
Malaga Training and Portugal National Race, March 2013
A Weekend of Fun at Innerleithen, 1 - March 2013
Borderline DH Innerleithen, 24 February 2013
Hamsterley Transmission Trail, 17 February 2013
Malaga Training Trip, Spain, February 2013

Race results for 2013

Event Result Date
Northern DH race 1 2 17 February
Borderline DH race 1 2 24 February
Enduro race 2 2 3 March
Gouviea DH 9 24 March
Farmer John's race 1 2 31 March
BDS National 1 12 14 April
Borderline DH race 3 1 21 April
Northern DH race 1 1 5 May
BDS National 2 18 12 May
BDS National 3 11 2 June
BDS National 4 6 30 June
Pearce Cyclces race 3 3 7 July
National Champs 7 21 July
UCI World Cup 3 38 28 July
UCI World Cup 4 63 11 August
Crankworx Garbanzo 62 13 August
Crankworx Canadian Open 13 18 August
Borderline DH race 5 1 1 September
UCI World Cup 5 34 15 September
UCI World Cup 6 36 22 September
Borderline Gisburn Enduro 2 29 September
Farmer John's Night Race 1 5 October
Farmer John's DH 1 6 October

At the Start - Ambitions for 2013

I’m really looking forward to the 2013 race season! Riding and racing my bikes makes me happy, it’s as simple as that really. I want to keep moving towards the top of the sport on an international scale and feel this season will take me closer to this overall goal. I started riding a Trek Session 9.9 at the end of May last year, which wasn’t ideal timing as all the world cups were in June. I spent the whole season trying to get used to this new bike whilst racing competitively, which was very challenging. Now I finally feel like me and the Trek understand each other and I think it’s a great bike, so I’m staying with it for 2013.
I started winter training almost straight after the last race of 2012 in October. This was because I knew my main problem in 2012 was that I lacked the strength and fitness to be able to ride flat out for a full race weekend at the top level. The speed was there but the strength wasn’t. I qualified 24th in Norway at the final world cup, but was knackered by the time Sunday’s race run came around and because of this crashed. Due to previous University commitments I’ve never had the chance to spend the winter concentrating 100% on fitness training to prepare for the coming season. Therefore I got straight on it in October and after a winter of intense training I am going into the season feeling like an athlete for the first time, which is very exciting.
Cross-country mountain biking is my main training weapon. I believe it’s by far the best way to prepare for downhill racing, especially where I live. I drag myself up a steep long hill climb doing interval sprints, ride a challenging ridge, then drop the Fox DOSS dropper seat post and rip down a long, fast, technical, rough, steep descent and then do it all again on a different hill. My Trek Slash all-mountain bike has similar geometry to my Session, but you can pedal it uphill and it doesn't have quite as much travel (only 6 inches), so this makes the downhill more challenging. Fantastic training.
This year I’ve worked much harder in the gym than I ever have before. This, accompanied with diet changes, has resulted in the desired weight gain in the form of muscle growth that I wanted, and the strength difference I feel on the bike is amazing. My specific training program is written and coached by strength and conditioning master Nicholas Jones of DNA Sports Performance and without his help things wouldn’t be going as well as they are. I was initially introduced to Nick through the Manchester University sports scholarship scheme.
I train my brain to race with the help of sport psychologist Adam Wright. I discovered a few years ago that getting in the right mindset going into an event is very important when it comes to resultant performance. The help he has given me over the last few years has been extremely valuable, and I’m sure he’ll be able to help me further as I continue to chase my goals.
I am very prepared going into the 2013 season, and am hoping for a good one! I have a great collection of helpful sponsors (see my sponsors page) and am completely confident in all the equipment I am starting the season with, unlike last year!

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