Antonia’s Blog – 2016 in Review
At the start of this new year, it’s time to look back on the 2016 season. To sum up my year, I’d have to say that it was a great success.
I would like to say thank you to my sponsors (Zone3 and Dawes cycles) and all the people that have helped me throughout the season.
My highlight of the season was coming 6th in the British Triathlon champs representing the Eastern Region. My cycling improved a lot in preparing for this, so thank you to Craig Dyce and all the coaches during the summer for putting on the training sessions for the Eastern region team which really helped me. I also finished 2nd in the Regional triathlon series, which was an improvement on last year, and huge well done to Beatrice Pauley for pushing me hard throughout the season and winning the series.
Currently it’s the triathlon off-season and I’m mainly racing in the single sports of swimming and cross-country. I’m in the middle of the County Swimming Champs at the moment competing in 10events, thanks to the coaches at Hatfield swimming club who have helped me.
My main cross-country races have been in the Chiltern League where I’ve been finishing in the top 10 in the races, running for St Albans athletics club. I hope that this focus on my individual sports will make a big difference come the triathlon season. Can’t wait for it to get a bit warmer!