"To begin with, being a gravel race, the conditions were not very good. It rained all evening and had a short let up just as we were going to begin the race. There are three hills at the beginning of the race that I have struggled with in the past, however, with the training that I have been doing, I found that it was far easier to conquer those hills and still be on the roll. The further I got into the race, the more I felt like it was like a time trial as I was loosing those individuals in my age group by quite a bit. Until about 10 or so miles, I was doing great and then it started to rain hard. From that part, it was a struggle, but the training that we have been doing so that I could get into a grove with other riders was quite helpful. I do feel much stronger overall to accomplish those areas that I could not do well the last time.
Being 2nd in my age group at this race was a thrill which was far more than I thought I would be at this time. "
Peter Chadwick is coached by PCG Elite/Master Coach Gordy Paulson