The combined forces of Team CCN and the Extreme Sports Therapy Unit came together for the Schwalbe MTB Marathon in a very wet and windy Builth Wells in Wales on the 13th & 14th of April. For more information please follow the link.
After what seemed like an eternity, the City College Norwich, Extreme Sports Therapy Unit, supported by Chain Reaction Cycles was finally back on the road for the Schwalbe, MTB Marathon Series in Builth Wells, Wales last weekend (126.96.36.199) Sadly the winter weather was in no mood to relinquish its grip, as strong wind and rain prevailed for most of the weekend. Unfortunately when conditions are like that and everyone is cold, wet and covered in mud, cleaning the bike and a hot shower takes preference over engine maintenance.
After a run of bad luck and poor weather the unit was back on the road again for the Go Beyond Ultra – Duathlon, at St Helens near Brandon, Suffolk. Early morning rain gave way to a cold but dry day much to the relief of all concerned. 350 – 400 people and even a few very excited dogs competed in various races and as a result the Therapy Unit was quite busy.
Chain Reaction Cycles have been a great support to the Extreme Sports Therapy Unit (ESTU) for the last three years and it is with great pleasure that I announce their continued support. ESTU is a business run purely for the benefit of my students allowing them to gain valuable experience, not only in their chosen field, but also in a number of other key areas sought by prospective employers. Without the support of Chain Reaction Cycles and, the valuable contributions made by athletes at the events attended, this would not be possible.
The fruitful co-operation with Norwich City College is set to continue – the college’s sports therapy students gain experience working with, and on, team members, while the team get sponsorship and a base at events. Team CCN also has help from Norwich bike shop Streetlife and Nutri-Support
The team gained their first woman member when Alex Nichol joined this month, having just finished third in 18+ women’s category in the Winter Series.
The weather did it to us again this year; however it didn’t stop Team CCN grabbing two top spots on the podium in what was a fantastic effort. As for the Therapy Unit, well we had a less exciting time of it. The rain always kills business stone dead, which is interesting as the need for massage in such conditions increases, but it’s also important for competitors to keep dry and keep warm. Still my students enjoyed the experience and more importantly learnt something from it which is what we are all about.
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