Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, Couch to the Summit Performance Coaching client Cameron York had his races cancelled for 2020. Instead, Cameron and I decided he would participate in a solo race across the mountain trails of North Vancouver - from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. The course is an extremely challenging technical trail at times with 43km with 2200m of vertical climbing and descent. Cameron did exceptionally well to finish this gruelling course in a time of 6:15.
The solo traverse gave me as coach the opportunity to run with Cameron, film his journey and give an insight into how he approaches his pacing and strategy in races. My role was simply to provide navigation support and filming and I gave no advice during the race to simulate a real race experience for Cameron. We both learnt a lot from the experience and I will be able to tailor Cameron's training to strengthen his weak areas and build his self-confidence with all the positive aspects of the day.
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Here is Cameron's run down of the experience: