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17
September
2016

Tri Camp Coaches Golden Girls

It was a double celebration as both Jacqui Phillips and Barbra Holmes claim their World Championship titles

 

 

Coached by Tri Camp’s very own Nick Dunn, it was a great result for the duo who have been guided to the podium under the direction of Dunn, himself a two time World Age Group champion in both Sprint and Olympic distances. 
 
Staged in Mexico, the ITU World Championships saw triathletes from across the world competing for the coveted title of world champion in both Sprint and Olympic distance events. Philips who competed in the Female 45-49 sprint distance category crossed the line in 1:09:29, whilst Barbara Holmes competing in the same event, finished in 1:14:01 in her category of Female 55-59.
 
“It was great to see the women cross the line” said Dunn who was watching back home from a live feed. “I was sure from their body positioning that they had given everything they had got, which as a coach was all I could ask for.  It was a case of an anxious wait for the live results to come through, but to get the two golds confirmed was a fantastic feeling.”

 

Head Coac, Nick Dunn, leading a recovery session from the front ....
 
Its not all been plain sailing for Philips and Holmes though.  Both ladies have had to battle injuries so their achievement is a testament to their perseverance and hard work.
 
Already a strong cyclist and runner, Jacqui had to work harder on her swimming, so Dunn was “super chuffed” to see her position third out of the swim.  For Barbara, the last 6 months of training have been more concentrated on improving her cycle in order to get her positioning well going into the run.
 
“I knew they both had a really good chance of getting gold, having worked hard over the last 6 months to develop their training in line with their weaker disciplines. The best feeling was getting their messages of thanks when they’d won and knowing how happy they were.”

 

Triathletes getting ready for a cycling session in Mallorca ....
 
Great Britain scooped three golds at the ITU World Championships; two of them belonging to Tri Camp coached athletes; Philips and Holmes, whilst the other went to Michael Smallwood in the Male 70-74 Sprint category. 

 

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