Dan is following Terri’s footsteps and has just spent the last two weekends on his CYQ Group Indoor Cycling Course learning how to become an Indoor Cycling Instructor. His assessment is on the 16th March 2013, after which he will be qualified to start taking classes!
We hope to see Dan start covering classes in various island gyms soon!
Terri and Dan have just entered their FX Fitness team for this year’s Jersey Marathon – last year our team came 11th overall and 5th in the mixed, and this year we hope to do even better!
If you are thinking of running this year’s marathon, whether it be the whole thing or as part of a team, please contact us – as seasoned runners and UK Athletics Coaching Assistants, we can offer you running coaching, training and advice – we’ll help you run your best race ever!
Following the disappointment of The City of London cancelling last weekend’s Southern Counties Cross Country at Parliament Hill in London, with some last minute reshuffling, a lot of luck and some excellent driving, Dan participated in the Human Race Iceman challenge at Deepcut Arm Barracks in Frimley as part of the Jersey Spartan Athletics Team on Saturday 26th January 2013. The event was a 16 kilometer (10 mile) trail race on what is basically an army training area in heavily wooded surroundings. The course was brutal, with a lot of ice, snow and mud, challenging ascents, fast and technical descents, varying terrain and all at sub-zero temperatures. Despite the conditions, Dan managed to put in a solid race and came in 28th runner overall in 1:18:40
The Jersey Spartan Team had some fantastic results, with many of the team coming in top of their age group category, and a clean sweep at the top of the board of the shorter 11k race, with Spartans runners coming in first, second and third places. Overall a fantastic event and an unforgettable weekend.
Do you know anyone that wants to get fit & healthy for their “big day”?
FX Fitness will be exhibiting themselves at the Bridal Path Wedding Fayre Sunday 20th January 2013 at the R.J.A. & H.S. Come & visit us & enter our competition to win two free PT sessions. Visitors will also get given a discount code which will entitle anyone making a block booking 10% upto 90 days after the wedding fayre.
Here is a picture of us 5 days before our wedding!!!!!
On 16th September 2012, Terri & Dan completed the Great North Run Half Marathon in aid of the RNLI. They finished the race together in a time or 1 hour 41 mins, which was a course personal best for Terri. This was Dan’s first half-marathon.
The following video is a compilation of video and photos which Terri and Dan took before, during and after the run, and some photos and footage from various sources, including some video shot by a Red Arrows pilot during their pass-by on the Tyne Bridge .
Terri and Dan would like to express their thanks to everyone for their support and also to everyone who donated to this worthwhile cause.
For a link to the RNLI website article on Terri and Dan’s run click here
Terri and Dan are thrilled to be running the Great North Run half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields in September 2012 to raise money for the RNLI.
It is the biggest half-marathon in the world, having developed from a race which saw 10,000 finish in 1981 to this year’s event which will see 55,000 runners taking part.
Terri took up running in 2006 as a result of a New Year’s resolution to get fit after a non-sporting life since leaving school. Running soon became a big part of her life and in the following six years, she has completed in numerous races over 5 km, 10 km and the half-marathon distance as well as five full marathons – two in Jersey, two in London and one in Madeira.
Dan has run sporadically until he met Terri in 2011, and she encouraged him to progress his running. Under Terri’s coaching, Dan’s running improved leaps and bounds. He has since joined Jersey Spartan Athletics Club and now runs competitively in both local, inter-insular and UK races over shorter distances.
Terri persuaded Dan to run the Great North Run half-marathon due to her previous positive experiences running this race. They decided to run the race together and at the same time raise money for a worthwhile charity with local relevance, and due to Terri’s past experiences with the Jersey Long Distance Swimming Club and having prior knowledge of the good work that the RNLI do in local and national waters, it was an easy choice to pledge support the RNLI.
As Dan and Terri are both vegans, they are also looking to use this opportunity of running the world’s biggest half-marathon to smash the tired old myth of the “weedy vegan”!’