Here at VerinesVelo we work with athletes from a number of sports, each with their own motivations and goals but all generally working towards an A race or goal event. This year I decided to tick one goal off my Bucket List and run the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, all 186 miles (300 km) and 35,000ft … Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path – Project #Pembs300
I first discovered Challenge Poznan last September, after completing Weymouth, a quick Internet search later I discovered it was a fast race at a very reasonable price* (*£200 entry fee is considered good value in the world of IM racing), a few clicks of the mouse later and my bank balance a few hundred pounds … Continue reading Challenge Poznan Report, Simon Marks July 2016
In my previous life in the RAF there was a cliché poster reminding us that when stretched not to forget the basics. It occurred to me after sending this email to one of my athletes that racing is very much the same. It’s too easy to arrive at the start line after the roller coaster … Continue reading When stretched, don’t forget the basics…
After many years mountain biking, I took up road riding in 2012 to commute to a new job, and wanting a new challenge I decided to see if I could use it to improve my fitness and maybe try my hand at racing. Chris (RAF Cycling Coach and now VerinesVelo.com) gave me a ramp test … Continue reading VerinesVelo coached athlete profile – Jon Gates
The heading may sound a bit melodramatic but having Chris (www.verinesvelo.com) as a coach has changed not just my attitude to what I can achieve in sport but has changed many facets of my life, I trust his advice totally and we have become great friends. Before meeting Chris I had run a few marathons and two … Continue reading Life Changing Experience – an athlete’s thoughts.
One of the best aspects of coaching is that as well as helping athletes achieve goals that may have felt out of reach I occasionally receive feedback emails like this. I teamed up with Chris early in 2014, following two previous coaching experiences which were blighted by poor communication and late delivery of training plans. No … Continue reading I received this testimonial recently
Firstly, welcome to the new website, it’s been a while in the making but we’re really impressed and very excited to see it finally go live. We’ve just taken delivery of our cycling and triathlon kit having changed manufacturer to Bioracer (an excellent Belgium based company and makers of kit to World Champions and the … Continue reading New Site, new kit