Graeme was competing in The Marmotte Grand Fondo, an event that takes place in the French Alpes, and which takes in three HC (the highest grading of difficulty of hill in road cycling) hills in its 185km distance. The climbing is close to 5.5km in vertical ascent.
“Come early spring 2018, I contacted Craig, explained the situation and agreed a five session course. I couldn’t have been happier from the start. Craig knew straight away what I was needing, and laid out various plans. He provided advice, improved my knowledge and gave me confidence. He has specific knowledge about the relatively extreme environment that comes with the high altitudes, and the effects it has on you. He is patently very capable in his field.
The outcome of that, along with some harder and more appropriate training was that despite even hotter weather this year in the event, with 34C being recorded half way up the final climb, I finished, and with some style. I even felt strong enough to sprint the last kilometer!
I can’t recommend Craig highly enough to anyone who is looking to improve in whatever sport they participate in, and at whatever level. Indeed, Craig has just agreed to start working with my daughter who is a competitive gymnast, and she having seen the benefit I obtained, is very much looking forward to it.”