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March 2016

Interview with USA Head Endurance Coach John Cheetham

What has been your proudest coaching moment so far? That can be difficult as the easy answer would be seeing an athlete win a national title or make a national team selection, but very recently I ran a trail race with a couple athletes, one of which knocked 20 minutes off her best half marathon time. Sometimes when you know the whole back story and the specific challenges a racer …Read More

Why we work on racing skills all year round, by Coach John Cheetham

It’s early March in Northern California and after a exceptionally dry February El Nino is roaring back for a two week stretch of downpours. I’m standing in a school parking lot pushing my bike sideways at a forty degree angle to test the adhesion limits of both my tires and the oily/ wet playground before I ask fifteen new bike racers to start working on counter steering drills. I make …Read More

PCC Sprint clinics Hellyer Velodrome

When: 12:00p – 5:00PM at Hellyer County Velodrome San Jose, California. Dates: 12th March, 9th April, 7th May, 4th June, 2nd July 2016 Who: Open to all riders, 14 and over who have raced before or been to at least 2 Thursday Intermediate sessions or 4 Saturday Beginner sessions. Workout Focus: Formats will vary, details released before each event. Track opens for warm up between 12 noon and 12.55pm, 200m TT …Read More