There is much pride among the one2one team as our sponsored triathlete, Adam Bowden, heads to Ireland this weekend to compete in Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire before travelling to Nice to compete in the World championships.
Those who have been following Adam’s progress this year will know it’s been a year of highs and lows, with fantastic race triumphs, injuries, a valiant return from injury and finally a battle with the flu virus 7 weeks ago. Here’s an update from Adam:
“Since having a Flu Virus 7 weeks ago things have progressed albeit with a few ups and downs along the way. My focus in training has hugely been geared towards the World Championships in Nice. The main focus has been bringing the biking on with a lot more hours and specific sessions that are needed to be able to perform on the hilly course for the worlds.
“I’m so grateful to be based in South Wales, it means I haven’t needed to go abroad to find a mountainous terrain. Wales is perfect for this type of training when we have good weather. I’ve been mixing my training with group rides in the Brecon Beacons with the NTPCW squad and individual rides in the local Valleys which offer some good climbs.
“one2one Therapy has ensured I’ve had instant access to physiotherapy treatment, sports massage, strength & conditioning and podiatry which enables me to keep racing at the highest level. As well, the squad at The National Triathlon Performance Centre of Wales (NTPCW) are a huge support in helping me to push my body to the limit everyday.”
Sundays race will be a great tester for Adam before the World Championships as this is also a very hilly course and he’s up against some tough competition racing alongside Double Olympic & World Triathlon Champion Alistair Brownlee MBE and multiple Olympian & ITU World Champion Tim Don.
It’s going to be an exciting race!
It goes without saying that all our clients, therapists and supporters are behind him all the way – go Adam!
If you’d like to check out the action, you can track Adam on the Ironman app or watch the live feed on the Ironman Ireland Facebook page.