Quickfire Q & A: Caitlin Peters

Quickfire Q & A with a young champion in Caitlin Peters who’s favourite training session is a hard smash fest – be careful riding with this young lady ;-)

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Quickfire Q & A: Caitlin Peters

The Quickie Primera Sports Warmup Q & A

Favourite Food? Curry

Favourite Song? Chariots of Fire

Favourite training session? Hard smash fest

Favourite place to ride? Ardèche

Pre race meal? Toast, yoghurt, banana

Post race meal? Something with chicken

Train alone or in a group? Group

Turbo or road? Definitely road!

Strengths? Endurance

Weaknesses? Sprint

Bar or gel? Gel-quick to have

Tea or coffee? Hot chocolate

Long socks or short? Short

Bath or shower? Bath

Dog or cat? Dog

Costa or Starbucks? Costa

Guilty pleasure? Ice cream in the evening

Shaved legs or waxed? Shaved

Preferred discipline? Road/TT

If you could change one thing about the sport, what would it be? More women’s TV coverage

Best performance in 2017? Winning the National 10 mile TT champion

What is the most valuable thing you learnt from the 2017 season? Focus on one thing at a time

Main goal for 2018? Continue with TT’ing and get some really good results in road races

What will you bring to your club/team for 2018? Energy- being young I’ve got a lot of it!

The Main Course Q & A
1. Full time rider or do you have to juggle work with racing?
Full time rider (after school)

2. Highlight of 2017 was?
Winning my first National time trial championship

3. Most difficult moment of 2017?
Going up Oliver’s Mount in Scarborough (an extremely steep hill) in completely the wrong gear

4. Most enjoyable race of 2017
The North West Youth Tour- my first stage race

5. Toughest race of 2017
Scarborough Youth National

6. Typical week training mid season Mon – Fri
One rest day and then a couple of road rides and/or roller sessions
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7. Most dreaded drill/session in training

8. Its interval day – turbo or out in the fresh air?
Fresh air

9. Winter is here – what type of ride do you do for your base rides?
A club ride, riding with others not only means good training but also good company

10. What bike will you race on in 2018 and why this bike?
Colnago CRS- it’s a great bike for cornering and is aggrieved when you need it to be

11. What will the goals be for 2018?
Win some more National TT titles and also get some great results (top 5/10) in National Junior Girls road races

12. Finally, if you could pick one event to win in 2017 which one would it be?
Junior National Championships

14. TT – favourite distance
10 miles

15. What training drill has helped you most go faster in time trials
Long training blocks along Southwick Road, it’s a little bit up hill so it works my legs hard

16. Fastest course you rode in 2017?
Wales’ R25/3H for a 25 and P881

17. Dragstrip or sporting circuit course?
Sporting course as its more demanding




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