Tribesports achievements from 2012 resolutions
Earlier this year, we all made resolutions as to how to make 2012 a year focused on sport, fitness and getting healthy - how many of us stuck to them?
To give you a few ideas about what your New Year's resolution could be this year, we've looked back over the last 12 months to see who on Tribesports has stuck to their resolutions and what they've got their sights set on for 2013:
Ok, so I didn't actually complete these 2 Challenges but I did run a half marathon (and loved it), competed in the palace2palace 50mile ride and cycled to Paris in a very frosty October. Still 2 minutes off my 10km target - but i will defeat it!!!!
Steve R has managed to cut down his marathon time massively this year which was his main 2012 resolution:
I knocked 8 mins off my PB in the Dublin Marathon, doing a 3:20 marathon, but I didn't make it to sub 3:15 which was my goal for this year. I'm sticking with original plan though - 2013 I am going to try and go sub 3 hours.
I actually achieved a few more impressive things this year, like running a half marathon and CYCLING TO PARIS, but y'know...
Jonathan H only started running in 2012 but he managed to smash his goal of running a half marathon, he ran the Cardiff half with a respectable time of 2:13:05 - way to go Jonathan!
Cags R exceeded her expectations this year - her resolution was to run in a 10km race:
I ran in a 10k, completed it in just under an hour! I think my resolution was just the start though as I've also cycled to Paris, tried at least 5 new sports this year, gone down a jean size and lost a stone - 2013 is going to be the year of my first triathlon!
Rose K was aiming to compete in a 100 mile cycle race and regain her fitness after an old injury flared up in January this year:
I am fitter than I was in January, my core strength has improved and my back is a lot better than it was 12 months ago! I did not succeed in a bike race, but I took part in 3 organised running races and improved every time out. I also cycled to Paris again with the team which was a completely different experience to the last time I did it, but still a lot of fun!! I would like to improve my running in 2013 and I still want to do that cycle race!!
I did both quite early on in the year, my fastest 5k is under 24 mins and I managed the 15k in 1 hour 20 mins. Since those early victories I suffered a couple of stress fractures that led me to change my running style to minimalist (fore-foot running). I've been doing that for 3 months and am up to 5k. My resolution for 2013 is to do a 'formal' 10k running minimalist style.
Adrian K wanted to improve his Olympic lifting - he wanted to hit 100% on the snatch and 150% on the clean and jerk:
I had a couple of setbacks with injuries but overall progress has been very good, I joined an Olympic weightlifting club where I met @alvinomni and a couple of other really cool guys and girls who have been helping me progress further with my lifting.
I increased my Clean and Jerk to complete a couple of lifts at 100kg, and my snatch technique has improved massively, I hit the 50% bodyweight mark and am now getting close to achieving a bodyweight snatch (83kg) with a current PB of 72.5kg.
Will R was hoping to improve his tennis serve and his half marathon time:
I improved my tennis service increasing the speed but unfortunately not to the accuracy I would have liked, more importantly I still have the upper hand over my tennis pals! I recorded a new half marathon PB of 01:40:37 earlier this year.
I did try five new sports I had never done before, but they were not all the ones I intended to do. They were climbing, BMX, velodrome cycling, real tennis and kayaking.
Arnaud M set himself the massive Challenge of a double marathon:
I haven't completed my Challenge of running a double marathon and I would certainly not complete it before the end of the year! However, I started barefoot running. It was particularly hard to get into during the first two months. However within the last months, I've managed to several times over 20 kms and once over 30 kms into my barefoot running shoes! I've done as well a 10 km run, without shoes at all. Even I haven't completed the challenge I originally gave to myself, I am pretty happy with the ones that came out of the year 2012.
How have your resolutions gone this year? Did you get to tick off that Challenge? Share your greatest achievement of 2012!
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