Neil’s coaching at the Beverley club night is reaping rewards with the juniors achieving podiums at National Schools events and etc. It is obviously something to which we South Bank Coaches need to aspire. Our latest claim to fame was when Neil, after attending a Grimsby coaching session, complained of aching muscles. We had done some 50m x 10 intervals in a head to head relay. Perhaps he went too fast! Is that possible? That was on the 6th of October.
We repeated the intervals 50m X 12 on this occasion, at the end of the session remembering to cool-down appropriately.
We began with a warm up and then went straight onto slalom between stakes dibbing at each. Dibbing technique was practised and somewhat perfected by most. The improvements can be seen here as participants attempted this exercise up to 4 times.
‘Control picking’ was an item this week. 5 courses of approx 400m with trees as control sites and SI boxes on kites flat on the ground to add to the difficulty. It was also twilight and most did not use head-lamps. The only error was the Coach’s where he misplaced control 77 which was quickly spotted and corrected by Pete. Coaches often do things like this just to prove they are not infallible. This exercise proved to be very competitve confirmed by these results.