Luke Kendall

XC MTB RACING

Reflecting on my 2016 Season

It’s nearing the end of September, and as things are beginning to turn a bit more autumn-y, another XC season has already come and gone. Time seems to have flown by, and as I sit here sipping a latte enjoying the start of my off-season, it seems like only last…

Scott Marathon Series 2016: Round 5 – Ruthin

With the summer months and XC racing season drawing to an end, last weekend’s Scott MTB Marathon in Ruthin, North Wales, was the perfect opportunity for one last longer distance event before the off-season. Whilst not a race, the events are always challenging and a great way to push yourself should you…

Brighton Big Dog – 6hr Solo

With the local XCO race season now over, and TwentyFour12 successfully done, I was intending on spending the following 5 weeks solely focusing on training ready for the upcoming Wild Welsh British Cycling Marathon Championships at the end of August, without the interference of resting, racing and recovering. That was until Carla…

Southern XC: Round 5 – Crow Hill (Southern Championships)

On Sunday I took an impromptu trip to Crow Hill in the New Forest near Bournemouth for Round 5 of the Southern XC Series, incorporating the Southern Regional Championships. Initially I had planned on entering more Southern XC races this year, however I decided to focus more on the National Series and local…

National XC Series: Round 1 – Pembrey

Well it’s safe to say April is set to be a pretty busy month of racing with the 2016 season kicking off and races scheduled for pretty much every weekend! To start the month off, I headed to Pembrey Country Park in Llanelli, South Wales with team mate Ben Farrer for the…

Soggy Bottom Series 2016: Round 2

The end of February soon came around, which meant it was time to head to Newnham Park once again for the second round of this year’s Soggy Bottom Winter Series! After the mud-fest of round 1, it was a nice surprise to wake up to a cold but bright and…

Soggy Bottom Series 2016: Round 1

After rounding off the 2015 season with injury and some time off the bike, I was feeling slightly reserved entering my first race of 2016. Equally though, after following a structured training plan since the end of November, I was looking forward to testing my fitness to see where I was at, and…

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