Phil Wylie passionate to perform in the next duathlon season
Phil Wylie, a Trowbridge teacher based at Mead Primary School, who also represents the United Kingdom in duathlete competitions at an international level, said that he was experiencing an impressive form these days, and was anxious for the next year’s duathlon
season to start.
Wylie, the sports coordinator for Trowbridge schools, was undergoing a slowdown in activity due to the winter season. However, he is eager to resume action soon.
As matter of fact, for being on the apex of his performance level, he wants to take advantage of his athletic vigilance in the current times.
Displaying his duathlon (run-bike-run) acumen last weekend, Wylie once again hit his personal best, which currently stands at 29 minutes and 59 seconds.
His impeccable performance marked at the Leeds Abbey Dash, over the distance of 10k, came a week after he bagged Gwent Cross Country League. This was for the first time that the athlete had made an entrance in the event.
Sharing his thoughts with the media reporters, Wylie said that he was pleased with his performance.
He said, “I was really happy with my time in Leeds. The first time I ran 29:59 was in the Bristol 10k in May when I felt I was very sharp and at my peak. To run that time again at this time of year shows that I am not only in good shape but also when I sharpen
up next year I can get close to 29mins 30secs”.
Despite feeling good about his game ahead of the competition at Leeds, Wylie was not sure of his stamina as he has not been to any contests since the World Duathlon Championships. Thus, he declared the time clocked at the event as encouraging.
Wylie’s performance at the above stated world championships, in Spain, was not bad either.
Delivering his career best, he ended up for an eighth position. Now, the athlete is preparing to lead the Liverpool this weekend.
The present competition is the next round to the McCain UK Cross Challenge, and also features the trials for upcoming European Cross Country Championships.
It will also provide the duathlon specialist a chance to test his potential for the next year’s big events.
While speaking of a free mindset for the event, Wylie, who is ready for another showdown, said, “I have nothing to lose so I’ll give it a good thrashing and see where I end up. Then it will be back to more training on the bike in preparation for the 2012