At the beginning of July BCA was approached by actor James Melville who wanted to complete a Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run) before the end of the Summer.
After the consultation we agreed on a target time within the 1 hour 10 minutes bracket at the Brighton and Hove Triathlon in September. Considering James had no earlier experience in triathlon, had not exercised in months prior to summer plus, only 76 days to prepare for Brighton, this was a big task.
However, James was showing excellent signs of improvement throughout the summer with a PB at Leybourne lakes triathlon, placing 7th out of 28, with only a month before Brighton. To plan for James’s training, BCA took into account the demands of the event, his current fitness, his target time and his available time to train.
His progress continued all the way to Brighton which showed in the swim were he put out his fastest ever time of 0:12:40. A strong effort sustained during the bike, which set up James perfectly for the final run which he attained a PB of 0:20:30. He secured his target time (1:10:21) plus, finished 3rd in his category.
James enjoyed his experience so much he is aiming for another PB next season. If you are inspired by this success story then please get in touch, BCA is happy to help anyone!
Official Times: 1:10:21 - 34/345 (overall placing)
Check out the results in the link below: