British Track Champs

Lusia Steele | Monday 4th December, 2017

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British Track Champs On the 29th of July I headed down to Newport for the British Junior Track Champs starting on the 31st of July. I wasnít feeling particularly confident after having a chest infection the week before. I raced 500, Keirins and sprint. The week started with a new PB in my 500 metre tt, securing me bronze. The result may have been good but the start itself wasnít my best, already something to work on when I got home. From there the week got progressively worse. Tactics are big in Keirin and something I definitely need to improve on for future races. The last day was a difficult one, a mental game more than anything maybe after some bad keirin racing. I disappointedly qualified 7th , my qualifying time half a second slower than my PB. Difficult to comprehend as I was supposed to be going faster at nationals and not slower, this seeded me against 2nd place qualifier Georgia Hillieard and after she beat me 2-0 it was time to pack up and head home for some time off before starting 6th year. The week was a difficult one to deal with, there were things that were negative and things that were positive. The positive being that I won a medal and got a 500 PB although there are still things to work on such as tactics in Sprint and Keirin, it was a learning point for me as it was a weekend where I did have to deal with disappointment and it showed me things donít always go right. A massive thank you to Braveheart Cycling for the funding to get me there. Next up for me is a week in Valencia with Scottish Cycling to get some more vitamin D.

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