They say that pictures are worth a thousand words so I'm going to show you two very contrasting ones.
First one is this one;
You can just about see me back there, out of breath out of shape and having my bottom kicked in this sprint. This was taken in the depths of my 3rd cat mediocrity where my performances were dictated by excuses.
The 2 guys in the foreground are (right) Ken Buckley of Spokes BPC and (left) Luke Nolan of Latchem Sunwise.
Which brings me to picture 2;
You can hopefully see that I have won it. You might even notice that there is the pink shoulders of Ken Buckley following me through. If you have super sharp eyes you might even see Luke Nolan of Latchem Sunwise following him.
very different result.
I can't explain how happy I am with my performance in that race and the way my hard work in the early season has paid off.
I can now call myself the 2018 National Masters A Criterium Champion.