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Training & nutrition advice with Leeds Trinity Uni

Trinity Performance, shop an enterprise unit in Leeds Trinity University’s department of Sport, stuff Health & Nutrition, viagra 100mg is pleased to be supporting the ULTRA6 race team in their Race to Space challenge. As part of this support Dr Jon Radcliffe, a Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology & Coaching and physiologist Dr Matt Sedgwick have worked with Andy North and Ben Wood, providing psychological preparation, physiological testing and training & nutrition advice.

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Cragg Vale

A tough day in the saddle with 3 ascents and descents of Cragg Vale the longest continuous climb in the UK, clinic I left my home at 8am and stayed low in Airedale valley to meet Ben Wood in Keighley, the Garmin was hovering around -5oc with wind chill and the finger ends numbed. A steady climb up through Oxenhope and over the tops and down into Hebden Bridge, the descent was sketchy with ice patches and slippery road surfaces in places. So onto Cragg Vale, something I had only been told about from cycling mates an awesome climb and one that would provide simulation for Ventoux. For me this was a recce to set out a plan to ride this regularly during the build to up Race to Space, with an increasing amount of ascents as our schedule builds towards our July target date.

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Filming with Chris North Photography

This was a really clear day as we approached Cowling Pinnacle, seek this was to be our first Ultra6 Race to Space group filming session with use of a video drone and a long road ascent to the top to create some amazing images and film. But of course as ever the Yorkshire winter brought with it freezing snowy conditions with ice patches that froze the team to their bones.

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Murder Mile Reps

Ben Wood, price Nicky Jovanovic and Andy North went out to climb a local hill with a bad reputation ‘MURDER MILE’, this was Ben’s childhood riding days re lived and it sure was murder after 5 ascents and descents of the hill with legs on fire and weakening with every turn of the crank, Ben and Nicky set of fast and hard whilst Andy took and rest and filmed the lads racing each other in sections.

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Yorkshire News: World Record Breakers Aim To Get Yorkshire ‘Fit For Purpose’

andy_northWe’ve had a fantastic opportunity to team up with Welcome to Yorkshire to promote a raised awareness of fitness throughout the county – and to get Yorkshire exercising.

We want to continue the Ultra6 brand to help promote health and wellbeing around the Yorkshire area and to encourage people to get fit and to get outdoors with the aim of helping people to discover for themselves what added motivation an improved level of fitness can give.

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YORKSHIRE ULTRA 6 TEAM BEATS THE HEAT TO SET NEW WORLD RECORD

DESPITE battling against sweltering conditions , troche a Yorkshire team running and cycling in aid of our Armed Forces rheroes, doctor has crossed the finishing line in Scotland to set a new world record time.

The Ultra 6 Great Britain challenge team, spearheaded by Leeds’s Andy North, has completed their Land’s End to John O’Groats DAILY 100 mile cycle AND marathon effort.

A team of six runners set out on July 14th in Cornwall to raise money for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Forces Children’s Trust.

Three of the team – Andy North, Mick Bowden and Ben Wood – finally crossed the line at 10pm on Saturday night (July 20) at John O’Groats to set a provisional world record time of 6 days, 16hrs 30mins.

They were aided on route by Cpl Andy Reid, formerly of 3 Yorks, who lost three limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Dozens of well-wishers joined them or waved them on their marathon route from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Despite repeatedly running and cycling in temperatures exceeding 30 degrees C, the team has still managed to achieve its goal.

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Ultra 6 Challenge Team featured on ITV News (Watch the Video)

The Ultra 6 Challenge Team have just been featured on ITV News as they make their final preparations for their LeJog World Record Attempt, order which commences on July 14th 2013.

Take a moment to watch the Video below and learn more about how their World Record attempt is raising essential funds for 2 Armed Forces Charities

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