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    Bronze for Mel!

    Still under the weather, Mel returns to the UCI World Track Championships for the Points Race…

    Having returned from Manchester with a Gold medal and new Masters World Record for the Team Pursuit, I found myself on the M6 driving back to Manchester four days later. 

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    Rainbows & Silver

    Louise rounds off a busy week at the World Masters with the 500m TT, the Points Race and the Match Sprint…

    For me, Wednesday was the 500m TT. 

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    Kate Comber

    TORQ is pleased to welcome Elite Triathlete, Kate Comber, on board as an ambassador. 
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    Italian 3Epic

    Sally Bigham’s 3Epic report from the cold, wet, but stunning Dolomites…

    At 5am last Saturday we woke to the sound of rain, the Tre Cime (the iconic 3 peaks of the Dolomites) hidden within thick cloud. 

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    Sensational Win

    The Scratch went to the wire this year in the race that Jan tells us was the highlight of the World Masters Track Champs for her…

    By the time I got to the World Masters this year, I had not raced on the track for six weeks and the two weeks that led up to the championships had been spent desperately trying to recover from a virus that had seen me go to bed for three days and lose 10 days of training. 

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    Team Pursuit Gold

    Mel battles with a bug in the lead up to the World Masters Track Champs…

    With the schools going back in September, for me, October is always a month of dodging the latest bug which has been brought through the front door by the children. 

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    World Masters Champs

    Jan reflects on the Individual and Team Pursuit titles taken at the World Masters Track Champs…

    The number of women competing at these Championships has been steadily increasing, ever since I rode my first World Masters Track Championships back in 2005.  This year, there were almost 70 women from all over the World, including a good showing from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, America, Japan and, of course, many of the European Nations as well. 

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    World Masters Champs

    Part 1 of Louise Haston’s blog from her first World Masters Track Champs…

    This would be the first time I was able to compete at the World Masters and I was not really sure how I would go, after the past few months, but I was really looking forward to some racing. 

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    Track – Hill Climb

    Mel Sneddon gets talked into racing the Walbury Hill Climb, just for the training, obviously…

    Having quietly suggested to a few people that I might attempt the local hill climb time trial, there was a little too much laughter for my liking. 

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    County Champs Win

    This was a tough race, coming just 7 days after a hard run at the Great Eastern Run; the legs definitely weren’t at 100% and far from race ready, but a race is a race and you can’t go into these things without a positive ‘out to win’ attitude. 

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    Southend 10k Victory

    As this was Paul’s Club Championship Race, he really did have an agenda to do well and win, and that’s exactly what he did. 
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    Great North Run

    This year’s Great North Run was the first time that any TORQ athletes had entered this iconic race, with Stu Robinson and Paul Whittaker lining up with the likes of some other chap called Mo Farah?