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Suzie's Race Report - 2nd at Stockton

I have great memories of my race at Stockton Duathlon last year, including just outsprinting fellow Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club mate and training partner Eleanor Haresign for the win. So I was returning to the North East to try and retain my title. Unfortunately it wasn't to be - Eleanor got her revenge this year and outclassed me on the day. Well done Ele, top racing. I finished 2nd in the Stockton Standard distance Duathlon, a decent start to the 2015 race season.

Merry Christmas One And All

Merry Christmas to all of our Raceskin customers throughout 2014 and to everyone who rang, emailed, liked our Facebook page or chatted to us at an event. We loved providing you with awesome designs, fantastic products, or just good advice, and we look forward to an exciting 2015 together.

Life Is A Rollercoaster

My bike box was packed in the middle of the living room and the taxi was about to arrive in 45minutes, I was off to Austria to make my GB elite debut. I looked at the bike box, how was I even going to carry it around the train station and airport? I couldn't even pick up a saucepan with my right hand, it was still so bruised and sore. I knew in my heart, this wasn't going to work, despite having been sat on the turbo in the last few days in a valiant attempt to convince myself i would be OK, I still couldn't put any weight on my handlebars. 
When the dream of competing for your country at the top level disappears what do you do?

"Experience"

Everything possible may have been done in training and preparing for the event, but there comes a time where it might be that the only way to improve is to put yourself on a start line, make mistakes, understand and learn from their consequences, then repeat the process, again and again.

Top 5, a Win and a New Course Record

John Didsbury and Joshua Jardine of the Raceskin-sponsored Summit Cycling Race Team report on their excellent rides at the 1st Cicle Classic Junior race and the Bigland Hall Hill Climb events.

How to achieve your goal race weight?

In the last couple of months I’ve discussed the influence of power to weight ratio, and lighter weight on bike and run performances, and also how to roughly calculate your racing weight. In this article I’m going to briefly cover some strategies for achieving your race weight.

How to calculate your ideal bodyweight?

All restricted calorie “diets” will help you to lose weight, but its nearly always fat and muscle that is lost, and for an athlete this is not helpful. Just being lighter is no good because if you lose strength as well then you are no better off.

Why is weight important for a cyclist?

This week I’m going to explain all about power-to-weight ratio. For example, if 2 riders have a similar functional threshold power, then the lighter rider will have the better P/W and will generally be faster.

1st Junior For Summit Cycling At Clayton Spring Classic

The Raceskin-sponsored Summit Cycling Juniors opened their race season at the Clayton Spring Classic last weekend, claiming top junior spot and 12th overall in a hard attacking race with a quality field made up of the top northern riders.

How to improve your Functional Threshold power?

Having explained all about Functional Threshold Power last week, I’ll now give you some tips for improving your FTP.

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