Another good day at the office for Jody, after a hard first 2 days, a PB and a WR was a welcome reward. 10.970 for the flying 200m, however with the British Championship being factored the result was only good enough for a silver medal, the event was a WR feast, with 4 of the 5 competitors going under their existing classification WR’s.
The event was won by Jon Allan Butterworth (C5), with Terry Byrne (C4) finishing 3rd.
Tomorrow sees Jody trying his hand at the 4km Pursuit, and with a good ride more medals may come.
In a nail-biting contest with Team Terminator, Andrew Kelly, Dave Readle and Jody Cundy (www.scienceinsport.com) took the bronze medal in the Team Sprint with a time of 47.752 and only two-tenths separating the teams. For Jody, this was his first able-bodied National medal and a great start to the 2010 Nationals.
Gold went to the Sky Track Cycling team of Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Matthew Crampton with a time of 44.563, beating City of Edinburgh.
After three rounds of Team Sprint on Day 1, the Kilo was going to be a tough event for Jody. Still, he managed to finish in a 1:07.241 which was enough to secure him the bronze medal in the factored multi-disability event. Gold went to Jon-Allen Butterworth with a time of 1:09.618 while Barney Storey and Neil Fachie won silver finishing in a time of 1:03.538
With the Team Sprint and the Kilo out of the way, Jody will be trying to defend his National title in the Flying 200m on the third day.
In the fourth episode of That Paralympic Show, Jody visits a wind tunnel to see just how aerodynamic his carbon fibre race leg is and compare his modern day state-of-the-art kit. Here’s the first preview, watch the full episode on Saturday 18 September, 1.25PM on Channel 4!
Well finally it’s almost time to start racing, having only competed in the Newport GP in May, it’s been a quite year. However there is light at the end of the tunnel, with British Cycling National Championships starting on the 21st of September, and with the amount of races I’m competing in it’s like I’m making up for lost time!
Day 1 – Team Sprint
Day 2 – 1km Time Trial (CWAD)
Day 3 – Flying 200m
Day 4 – 4km Pursuit (CWAD)
Day 5 – 4km Team Pursuit
As you can see, action packed!
Then I have a few weeks to prepare for the Europa Cup which is taking place in Kaarst Büttgen in Germany on October 15th and 16th, I’ll be taking part in the the Pursuit, Kilo and Team Sprint. Should be a good meet, and useful to race some of my main competitors less than 2 years out from London.
Had quite a few exciting meetings in the last few weeks and will hopefully be able to fill you in on some of my goings on! Also with a little help from my brother, I’m pleased to say that Adrian Flux Insurance will be sponsoring me by covering the cost of my car insurance, so big thanks to them.
Other than my racing I have a few appearances I’ll be making in the coming months.
18th September I’ll be at the Access Sport Bike Jam, for the finish of the tour of Britain, and then on the 10th October I’ll be at the Cycle Show on the British Cycling stand at Earls Court.
Think that’s all for now.
Catch you soon, happy cycling.