Piers Constable (PC) has been in the team for four years, in fact we’re on a 4-year anniversary (November 2011). Sadly, PC left us in Dubai last year and moved to NYC but stayed with us as our US contingent (with Super C and part-time real Yank – Big Dog), and if you follow PC on Instagram you’ll know he’s having a ball stateside. PC is also is a prime example of a change is as good as a rest.. but he’s not really been resting has he (can PC ever rest?), racing every month since NYC came out of a deep freeze.
American Zofinger Long Course – 17th May 2015
3rd M40-44 5m/84m/15m = 8:16:59
70.3 Eagleman – 14th June 2015
5th M40-44 4:38:14
NYC City Triathlon – 19th July 2015
2nd M40-44 Standard Distance 2:10:16
70.3 Timberman – 16th August 2015
4th M40-44 4:37:30
Bruce Springsteen concert, Madison Square Gardens, NYC – 10th November 🙂
This weekend… Ironman Arizona – 14th November 2015 Ironman Arizona
Piers is in Tip-Top shape, with Capital ‘T’s’ and don’t think for one second it’s an overnight sensation, you don’t just suddenly become an ‘Elite Age Grouper’ in 6 months – it’s years of consistent training and dedication (and obsession). PC’s tenacity under the guidance of Coach has perpetuated PC’s performance, coupled with his last years training in the fresh air and great training paddock over there in the US… you can just see from snapshots of PC’s life on Instagram the quality training compared to here in UAE (I have great training grounds envy!!!) it has catapulted his performance and I for one am so chuffed for him (and Wendy who in this journey with him).
So… Ironman Arizona, located in Tempe (next to Phoenix) ‘This race stands out as one of the most urban races in North America’.
It’s a fast course… The swim is a one loop in in a lake (and I think PC has a new – Roka, not BlueSeventy? wet suit for the occasion)… The bike is a relatively flat three-loop course… and the run is two loops, flat with a few small rollers.