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Gayle Vickers

Triathlete

I came to triathlon relatively late and somewhat by accident. As a member of the England Lacrosse squad I took triathlon on for some variety in the off season to help maintain my fitness.

My first triathlon was the Pembrokeshire Sprint in 2004 which I did for fun and to taste a different challenge. I had got the bug. I really enjoyed it and took the leap of purchasing my first road bike and wetsuit! In 2010 I reached a watershed and decided I wanted to see how well I could do if invested more time and training into the sport.

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In 2010, I qualified for the Sprint World Championships in Budapest.
In 2011, I qualified for the Olympic Distance World Championships in Beijing and also the Nevada Long Course World Championships by finishing 6th in age at the Wimbleball 70.3 event. I had a choice to make. I decided to go long and focused my training towards the high mileage, endurance sessions that would pay dividends in Nevada. At this point especially the USN products became a vital element of my training for energy and muscle repair.
I love the training variety that triathlon allows and the challenge of tailoring three different sports into one race. Triathlon demands a lot of discipline if you are to reach the start line in a competitive condition, but the rewards are tenfold, the sense of physical achievement, and perhaps more significantly the mental hurdles of overcoming ominous murky swims and gruelling bike sessions cannot fail to give competitors a fantastic boost at all levels.

 

Achievements

  • Llandudno Q3 2013

    6th in Age

  • Triathlon: Blenheim 2013

    1st in Age

  • Nottingham British Championships Q1 2013

    10th In Age Group

  • VOTWO Swim only 2013

    1st Womens Team (Sprint Distance)

  • Northampton Sprint European 2013

    5th In Age (Sprint Distance)

  • Duathlon: Votwo Dorney Lake 2013

    1st Woman (Sprint Distance)

  • Duathlon: Votwo Dorney Lake 2013

    6th Woman (Sprint Distance)

  • Duathlon: Votwo Dorney Lake 2013

    5th Woman (Sprint Distance)

  • Triathlon: Botany Bay 2013

    3rd Woman (Sprint Distance)
    Australian Qualification Race

  • World Championships New Zealand 2012

    11th in Age group (Sprint Distance)

  • Aquathlon: World Championships New Zealand 2012

    8th in age group

  • Triathlon: London Virgin 2012

    4th In Age
    10th Woman
    (Olympic Distance)

  • Triathlon: Petersfield 2012

    1st Woman

  • Triathlon: Votwo Dorney Lake 2012

    1st Woman (Sprint Distance)

  • Triathlon: Bristol Triathlon 2012

    3rd Woman (Sprint Distance)
    New Zealand qualifying race)

  • Triathlon: Votwo Dorney lake 2012

    2nd Woman (Sprint Distance)

  • Triathlon: Votwo Dorney lake 2012

    1st Woman (Sprint Distance)

  • Triathlon: Votwo Dorney Lake 2012

    1st Women (Sprint Distance)
    Qualified for New Zealand World Championships

  • Lanzarote Race 2012

    2nd Woman (Sprint Distance)

  • Volcano Race 2012

    1st woman (Olympic Distance)

  • Duathlon: Votwo Dorney Lake 2012

    1st in Women

  • Duathlon: Peopleton Worcester 2012

    1st in Age (7th In Women)

  • Triathlon: Qualified for the World Championships in Nevada 2011

    (Long Course Distance)

  • Triathlon: Qualified for the World Championships in Beijing 2011

    (September Olympic Distance)

  • Triathlon: Competed in the World Championships in Budapest 2010

    (September 2010 Sprint Distance)

  • Gladiators Contender May 2008

    Semi-finalist

  • Senior England Lacrosse Squad

    1999 – 2009

My Training Plan

  • mon

    Run 10-12km and Interval Bike 1-2 hours

  • tue

    Strength, (including Crossfit programmes and Kettle bells) Swim

  • wed

    Brick Sessions (Bike and Run)

  • thu

    Hilly bike 50-60km / Intervals Swim

  • fri

    Rest Day

  • sat

    Long bike 100, run off bike

  • sun

    Long run 15-30km

"Think little goals and expect little achievements"

Gayle on USN Life