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FTP Training and Racing Weekend

Posted by fenner on July 31, 2009

Coolendel  enduro race weekend 26th – 27th September


Now in its 3rd year www.ftptraining.com is proud to support this great grassroots enduro event at the fantastic Eco-Resort of Coolendel on the sunny south coast of NSW. With limited spots available to race you had better get in quick and check out the local club  http://scum.asn.au/  website for more details.

FTP Training riders will be able to take up the special accommodation offer of the large bunkhouse and will then be able to sit in on the Saturday night presentation on Nutrition for endure events given by Mark Fenner. If you are interested in one of these spots contact Fenz on m.fenner@ftptraining.com These places are limited so get in quick and as the race falls just before the Scott 24 it is a great time to fine tune the night riding skills and give the body a great workout in the Sunday 4 hour enduro.


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Training for Endurance Mountain Biking

Posted by fenner on July 28, 2009

It is about time that I uploaded the last in the series of articles from Enduro magazine. With the Angry Doctor, National Marathon Champs, Scott 24 and a Fling all on the horizon it is about time that we seriously knuckle down to some serious training.


Have fun out on the trails ;o)


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A Great Weekend for FTP Training

Posted by fenner on July 28, 2009

Well what an awesome weekend all round,

The Tour finished with a thrilling mountain top on the 2nd to last stage, the  24 Hour World Champs were won by Jason English, with a Bronze to Andrew Fellows and numerous other medals and placings by the Aussie contingent. On this side of the World www.ftptraining.comriders dominated in all disciplines at the State ITT Champs and the State Short Course and XC MTB Champs.

First up with the win was Josh (weasley) Carlson when he dominated the Short Course State Champs on the Saturday, nearly lapping the whole field!!  On the Sunday Josh was involved in a battle royal with the Rockstar rider Hamish Elliott. It went toe to toe for the whole race until Hamish created a small gap on the last climb and managed to hold off a charging Josh for the win. In the U17’s the race was dominated by FTP rider Daniel McDonald and he came home with the win by over 2.5 minutes great riding from a young gun with a great future ahead of him. Special props to the Binder Crew as well taking out Golds in the Masters Women and U15 girls awesome result from a talented family.

On the road this weekend FTP Training had 2 riders competing in the Masters 5 and 2 ITT Champs at Calga. Bruce Williams dominated in a classy field and came away with the win covering the 22km course in a blistering 30.24. Then yours truly smashed out a great ITT winning by over a minute covering the 22km in 29.12. All went very well indeed and although I went out possibly a little hard the numbers were there at the end with a Average power of 350 watts for the race. Considering I have only been back n the bike for 5 weeks after a couple of months off I am very happy indeed and all is looking good for the Maters Nats and Worlds later in the year.

During the Race

During the Race

Pre race ride on the Calga course

Pre race ride on the Calga course

There is going to be a heap of exciting news coming out later this week with a TORQ/FTP training camp being run in early December in Mt Beauty and a special FTP race weekend in late September. Keep your eye on www.ftptraining.com for further details later in the week.



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The Worlds is this weekend

Posted by fenner on July 22, 2009

Well well, it is amazing that nearly a year has gone by since I was out in Canmore getting ready to race the Worlds. I can remember the nerves and the anticipation of it all. This year well it is very different, I have 3 riders out there ready to smash it up. The training has been done and all that is left is to get out on the trail and do their very best. I am nervous for them as I know what is in store, the tough climbs the cold and the rain. I will be living each and every lap with the boys and if you read this guys go get um. Also a heads up for Jason English, go smash them all mate, you are the best in the World so go and take the title bro;o)

I raced at the weekend with Josh Carlson another of the FTP crew and we won the pairs at the Merida Fusion 6 Hour in Nowra. It was a great event and full props should go out to Dave Tuckerman and Nathan Millar of the Bike Shack and DIY MTB. They put on a fantastic race and the track was just a smile on the dial time on every lap.

This coming weekend sees a change for me as I dust off the TT rig and head out for the NSW State Champs. I have been doing a few specific sessions and all is looking good at the moment.

Catch you all soon


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