Talk About DNS, Aquathlon's, & Training Camps
Blog time again, I did have another blog written, pre Devonport, but got a little distracted and forgot to add it to the site. So, here's what’s been going on in Jodie’s world. I've moved location, several times, from San Diego to Devonport and now currently up the mountain in the Snow Farm in Queenstown, which is a lovley place in NZ. I was supposed to be racing Devonport en route to the Snow Farm, but I didn’t travel very well, 3 planes in 2 days, and don't think took it easy enough going into a long haul flight, so I picked up a stomach bug and literally waited until the last day to make the decision not to race, which I was gutted about, as the race organisers had yet again done a fantastic job. So now my first race will be in New Plymouth which is a sprint WC and the start line is pretty jam packed, looks like this one and Mooloolaba will be great races with great women on the start line! Welcome the 2014 season! I'm pretty excited to race, nervous as well, first race of the season is normally to see where I am, first time racing New Plymouth so I'm looking forward to it.
Few things to fill you in on, you may have seen on facebook and twitter there is a "Jodie Stimpson Aquathlon" which you can enter on the link below. This has been set up by my foundation club where I learnt to swim "Oldbury Swimming & Triathlon Club", I'd love for as many people as possible to come and join me for this race. It's a week after the Commonwealth Games and I am chuffed to be involved in getting newbies into our sport and having a shot out myself, as you all know I love to do. If you have never done one before or are a keen bee and have done many then ENTER there is 2 distances so you can pick so come and have a go! http://www.oldbury-stc.co.uk/events/2014/jodie-stimpson-aquathlon
I've got to say a BIG thank you to my bike team Cervelo! Just before I left San Diego I came off my bike (again) I was fine, but my frame finished up with a crack in it, gutted. Cervelo were fantastic and sent me out a brand new S5 just in time for me to fly! I know I'm extremely lucky to have such a supportive team behind me and well Simply Speed I just need to stay upright, thanks guys, you are awesome!
Another little snippet to fill you in on is Tri4theAlps, this is a triathlon company in Morzine and they are holding a training camp to come and train in Morzine, France where myself and the D-Squad will be based later this year. It'd be great to see some friendly faces there, the camp is from the 3rd till 10th August, so we COULD have a smash race at the Jodie Stimpson Aquathlon, then jump on the plane for a killer training week in Morzine. What you think?? http://www.tri4thealps.com/Dsquadtriathlontrainingholiday.html
I hope everyone is well and getting some good training in for the coming season, how fast has 2014 gone already??? The race season is about to begin!! I'll be heading to New Plymouth before I know it, then it'll be time for the first World Triathlon Series race in Auckland. Wish me luck!!
All of my blogs can be found on the all new dedicated site for sporting blogs. . .