Kelda writes 4 Golds, 1 Silver and a Bronze

Kelda writes 4 Golds, 1 Silver and a Bronze

The squad have had a pretty impressive time at the European Championships this week, coming home with 4 Gold medals, a silver and a bronze. This is a great result and pays testimony to all the hard work the athletes and coaches have put in over the winter…it’s also is a great step towards Rio in 2016!

For me it’s been the first week that I’ve been back into somewhere near full training. It’s been great and I’ve worked hard…and things are so far so good with the rib! I’m feeling really strong on the water, but I’ve lost a lot of my speed. I know this will come back, but it’s really frustrating as things are feeling so good, yet my times aren’t getting any faster! I’m slightly concerned as I’ve got my first race this coming Saturday, but I have to accept that this hasn’t been the ideal preparation and it’s all about putting in a solid performance and giving it my best.

We’ve then got just a week until we leave for the World cup so it’s all starting to happen…..time to stay focused, work hard and believe!!!!

The Climbing out programmes get under way at the end of May too and it’ll be great to get things started for 2015. We’ve got 13 young people all in recovery from cancer coming on the programme running in the Lake District, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the incredibly achievements that I know will happen through the week.

So by this time next week I’ll have completed my first races of the season…I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a new PB (personal best) and a solid performance that will set me up for the World Cup in Duisburg…..

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man…..sooner or later, the man who wins, is the one who thinks he can”


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