The bike would be an Alp climb, and then finish off with the London Marathon.” In 2018, however, Lucy broke the swim course record and secured the second fastest female time in the history of the competition. To stand any chance in competition at this level you need to be equal parts merman, Merckx, and Mercury. Perhaps you’ll be joined by a sea-turtle, a dolphin. When Reece and Lucy first turned professional in 2016 they had to race back-to-back in order to earn a living. Climbing out of the water, no time to take a breather or shake off that odd jellyfish sting. Beyond his athletic accolades, he's achieved a Sport Science degree and is considered one of endurance sports foremost coaches. At university, Reece and Lucy were both part of the swimming set-up but the love for the sport had gone. 17 OF 23. You’ve got to complete a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride, exerting yourself on a route longer than the road from Antwerp to Amsterdam. "If I have a hard bike workout on the Wednesday but if I’ve lifted weights on the Monday I’ll know that I’d need to be topping up with my Optimum Nutrition whey protein quite regularly in that period after my weight session all throughout the day on Tuesday, so come the hard workout my legs are adequately prepared and ready to go again hard. The race was billed as a rematch between Karl Alexander and Simon George, who finished just eight seconds apart at the Outlaw Half Nottingham. Whereas some footballers [ ... ], “Hold my beer” bellowed Mikey Wright as he tore off his shirt and charged towards the sea. Turns out, Lucy isn’t half-bad at the odd triathlon every now and then either. Overall Results - 6.2 Mile. Reece was effectively balancing four roles: coach, manager, athlete, and husband. The England captain’s [ ... ], The Liverpool manager tried to put a brave face on it at the end but there was no masking the magnitude [ ... ], Ken Rosewall may just be the greatest tennis player of all time. “Reece did promise that if I won, we would get two dogs, but if I came second, we would get one dog. [ ... ], It’s Pep Guardiola’s 50th birthday today, and the best gift the Manchester City boss could [ ... ], On 21 January, one of the finest horse racing carnivals in the world kicks off as the Dubai World Cup [ ... ], In January 2018, Mesut Özil signed a new contract with Arsenal Football Club. Together, they signed up for an Ironman in 2014. Reece is Reece Barclay - her husband, coach, training partner, and professional athlete in his own right. Always keen to hear from members in and around London, we've been speaking to them about their gruelling journey to one of the world's most reverred races. This Website needs JavaScript activated to maintain your user experience. For me that’s definitely, if I’m to do that again I know I’m going to have to be one of the fastest age groupers in the world, so sort of looking at pushing on the doors of a nine hour finish at Kona, maybe sub nine hours so if I’m to get on the podium again that would be a massive, massive achievement for me. October 5, 2019 - Kona, Hawaii. New Product Alert: D+ Lotion, the easiest way to do vitamin D. Reece Barclay is a professional triathlete from Great Britain, who holds three Ironman World Championship Kona qualifications from age group racing at the start of his triathlon career. The pair were itching for a new challenge. You don’t even feel like you’re in a race, more like just enjoying a big aquarium. Male. In 2019, she led the race for a mammoth seven hours and 30 minutes. Up stepped an 18-year-old from [ ... ], After a year out of the Octagon, Conor McGregor returns to the UFC to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 [ ... ], This season’s FA Cup has seen a bit of everything. 17 OF 1355. The Big Island, Hawaii. Kona week and the big race day is probably the greatest event for the sport and the long distance triathlon community. Reece and I walked down to the race start with two other members of our Kona house, all of us feeling surprising calm as we flagged down the first shuttle bus of the morning on Alii Drive. Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay has finished second in Kona in 2017 and 2018. “She had narrowly missed out on the 2012 Olympic Games and I was struggling to balance my studies and maintain a high level of sport participation,” Reece tells The Sportsman, “We needed a change. 2019. It was a steep learning curve.”. We were very wrong. This is "KONA 2016: REECE BARCLAY" by HUUB Design on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. 2018: Dec - Married Reece Barclay, and became Lucy Charles-Barclay. A million thankyous for all the support! The £13m Restaurant And Jet-Set Mishaps Of Ken Bates' Crazy... 'Mr. The game was goalless after an hour. Since turning professional, he finished in the top five in a strong men’s field at Ironman Italy, and is building towards a ground-breaking 2020 season. After Ironman UK 2014 Reece and I had just one target, return to Ironman UK and qualify for the World Championships in Kona Hawaii which is only achievable by winning your age group (18-24). Join Facebook to connect with Reese Barclays and others you may know. A former professional swimmer, Reece specialises in the long distance races and has been competing for the past five years. Feels like déjà vu saying this but immensely proud of, If David Moyes’ West Ham side beat Crystal Palace tonight, not only will the Hammers go above [ ... ], It attracts attendances in excess of 50,000, deals out prizes worth more than $23 million and has resulted [ ... ], There is just no end to Joe Root’s magnificence right now, it would seem. Especially my family and Reece Barclay.” Like Ryf, Jan Frodeno (GER) was also going for his third title in a row but a hamstring injury at times halted his running completely. You’ve gone numb. Path 5K - 10K Walk-Run. Kona 2016 is now over for another year with an amazing win for Jan Frodeno. 2019: June - Wins Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire and validates for the 70.3 Worlds in Nice. Reece comes from a successful national level swimming background with regular appearances at national finals in 200 freestyle, and including national medals as part of an IM relay team. Again. At the Ironman World Championship in October 2017, she again landed a second place behind four time World Champion Daniela Ryf. In the past two years in Hawaii, the Swiss has accomplished that task on the Queen Ka’ahumanu highway returning to T2, but I was 23. The Lazer Bullet is a aero road helmet offering from this Belgian brand and eventually what is now orange in the center will be available in a variety of color and nationality offerings. It may now be over two decades since he last played at the highest level in [ ... ], Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is not only one of the richest sportspeople on the planet, having [ ... ]. GUN TIME: 08:20:29 Place. The 26-year-old is currently sitting second in the world in … 2019: April - Defends her title at the Ironman African Championship . After finishing second on consecutive occasions, she’s still motivated to win that World Championship. Jump in, you’ve got a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim ahead of you. As we queued for body marking is was great … It’ll be interesting to hear comments from the leading swimmers on that. After Ironman UK 2014 Reece and I had just one target, return to Ironman UK and qualify for the World Championships in Kona Hawaii which is only achievable by winning your age group (18-24). The British run of success continued, with Tim Don proving once again his great form of 2017 in fourth, and Reece Barclay – Lucy’s fiancé and coach, just behind in fifth. 17 OF 1671. Without adequate sponsorship however, Reece was also working night-shifts in order to subsidise the money that the couple didn’t have at the time, also taking on the full-time coaching position for his wife and negotiating with potential sponsors. The £31m Cars Aiming To Break The 3000-Mile Barrier In The Daytona... India Beware! Beyond his athletic accolades, he’s achieved a Sport Science degree with specific focus on coaching and has set-up his own business in sport fitness and elite performance coaching. “Triathletes are about routine.”. 2018: Dec - Married Reece Barclay, and became Lucy Charles-Barclay. That was merely the aperitif. They put their faith in me and they’ve been fuelling me since then. Lucy was 20. Reece Barclay is a professional triathlete from Great Britain, who holds three Ironman World Championship Kona qualifications from age group racing at the start of his triathlon career. They finished their first Ironman in Bolton, England, in 2014 (Reece in 11:45 and Charles-Barclay in 12:16) and one year later they returned to Ironman UK and both qualified for Kona (Reece in 10:28 and Charles-Barclay in 10:45). Could 2019 see another Iron War at Kona? He has been called ‘The NBA’s First [ ... ], James Maddison stood there, his smile wider than the Atlantic, and talked of racing back to the dressing [ ... ], Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles cuts right through the heart of Beverly Hills. It is a massive eye-opener to see just how dedicated professional triathletes are. The 28-year old is a professional coach, manager, athlete, and husband. That is exactly what we chat to Reece Barclay about on this episode of The Kona … The ultimate question lies: how would he invent his dream triathlon? It was like oh, finally we can taper down and relax and the second part of it was, sounds silly but we both hate flying and that’s a big, long trip from London so that was quite a nerve … “I’ve been very fortunate to have raced on near enough every continent on the planet,” he says, “The swim section would take place in Hawaii. In 2014 Reece Barclay took up triathlon…With a background in competitive swimming, Reece Barclay made the switch to Ironman and found his groove. SOCIAL SHARE MY RIVALS ADD TO MY RIVALS Swim 00:25:51 1.60km. In the past two years in Hawaii, the Swiss has accomplished that task on the Queen Ka’ahumanu highway returning to T2, but “If you want to be [ ... ], It was the surest sign yet that Manchester United are back to cause trouble at the top. Jurgen Klopp’s [ ... ], You can tell that football has changed a lot over the past eight years simply from observing some of [ ... ], “I can’t repeat the exact words and how I felt at the time,” says Welsh rally driver [ ... ], Lockdown is here. Reece Barclay is both academically and athletically accomplished with a BSc Sports Science degree and 3 Ironman World Championship Kona qualification to his name. GUN TIME: 08:20:29 Place. This was a colossal challenge for both of us given that the winners were over an hour faster than us in 2014, even in Ironman terms that’s a big gap to make up. In April 2018, at Ironman South Africa, Charles won her second Ironman race. SOCIAL SHARE MY RIVALS ADD TO MY RIVALS Swim 00:25:51 1.60km. Reece is also in the third year of his partnership with Optimum Nutrition (ON), one of the most highly regarded sports nutrition brands in the world, and now works as an ambassador for the company. From a 6:50 bike split in his first Ironman to riding a 5:18 in Kona, we catch up with Reece Barclay on this episode of The Kona Edge to find out how he turned his weakest Ironman discipline into one of his strongest. Reece Barclay – UK Triathlete SWIM.BIKE.RUN. In 2018, however, Lucy broke the swim course record and secured the second fastest female time in the history of the competition. https://thekonaedge.com/ironman-bike-reece-barclay-90-minutes-off-time I would really like to replicate a podium performance at Kona at some point. “Second in the world! 2019: June - Wins Challenge The Championship for the third time. Whether you're a triathlon veteran or an out and out newbie, this is THE triathlon podcast for you. She won the swim in that race in 48:29 minutes and finished the race only 4 minutes behind winner Sarah Crowley. Reece states that, like most athletes, the adherence to routine derives from an intrinsic desire to always want to be better than when you woke up in the morning: “I’ve never been satisfied with a result for long.” The decision to race Italy came not long after racing the Outlaw Half in May. (Ironman South Africa is a normally single large loop swim.) “I think we were a bit naïve as to how much of a challenge it would be at the time.”. Reece is also a black-belt in karate, which is a testament to his dedication and discipline in training and also achieved a high standard as a junior squash player. Only learning to ride a bike in 2014, and reacting to narrowly missing out on a place in Team GB, she has finished with silver in the last three IronMan World Championships. Lucy Charles-Barclay knows a thing or two about training for an Ironman triathlon. Join Facebook to connect with Reece Barclay and others you may know. Results / (#23) Reece BARCLAY; Reece BARCLAY (#23) Finished. Reece will also be racing professionally next year so that will be really exciting.” With wins at Challenge’s The Championship, Ironman Lanzarote and second place at Ironman Europeans Championships and Kona in 2017, Charles has started building up a strong results resume for herself. “My goals remain clear. View the profiles of people named Reece Barclay. In 2019, she led the race for a mammoth seven hours and 30 minutes. View the profiles of people named Reese Barclays. The relationship has just grown and grown.”. It’s been arduous, tiring, frustrating, [ ... ], The rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool has manifested into a monster in the 21st century [ ... ], Bournemouth were down to 10 men. If I’ve got a hard, long session in the week, I’ll be thinking about what is going to be my nutritional strategy two or three days prior to that. However, for Great Britain’s Reece Barclay, it could prove to be a crucial step in his Pro career. Reece Barclay, 28, is a British professional IronMan triathlete and coach. Studying sports science at the University of Hertfordshire, he met his future wife Lucy. Due to his background in sport and education choices, Reece was aware of the importance of nutrition and how to prepare for such a long race. The official swim distance was 1.6k, and the time… The results from his recent training across the winter have shown that Reece is in better shape than ever and is now capable of challenging at the very top level. We hear his story, from taking up Tri in Jan 2014, to qualifying for Kona at IMUK in 2015, through to his race in Lanzarote and his plans for the future. Could 2019 see another Iron War at Kona? ... by way of training alongside Lucy as she prepared for Kona. Reece won his first Age Group race in his second year and holds three Ironman World Championship Kona qualifications. [ ... ], They called him The Worm. It Is A Miracle Lionel Messi Has Taken 17 Years To React To... Liverpool Have Three Weeks To Rescue Their Title Defence After... Everything You Need To Know About The £5.7m Dubai World Cup... How Jimmy Hill's Strike Threat Turned £20 Footballers Into Multi-Millionaires. Charles-Barclay is the best female swimmer in the sport, Ryf’s mission is to catch her on the bike. You’re staring out over the serene azure seascape of Kailua Bay, the shadow of Mount Hualālai none too distant. Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay has finished second in Kona in 2017 and 2018. Charles-Barclay went on to win her age-group in Hawaii in 10:20 and decided to turn professional in 2016. Absolute triathlon legends Freddy Van PRO. Reece’s sporting background is diverse, ranging from squash to Swimming and achieving national standard in both, that’s before mentioning that he is also a black belt in karate so is no stranger to discipline. The Kona Edge - Ironman Triathlon. This sporting diversity and understanding has inspired his coaching and training experiences, giving him a huge range of skills and knowledge to draw from. REECE BARCLAY: Yeah, so touching down in Kona literally was a massive relief for me, two reasons, one because we’d done so much training and so much intense training going into it. We were both fit from swimming but had no experience in cycling or running. Reece shares a few practical tips that you can implement right now, that will not only improve your performance on the bike, but will also cut down the … “Lucy is in a different league to me,” Reece declares, “What she has done has been unprecedented, across the spectrum of sport in general. As Novak Djokovic attempts to defend [ ... ], Life in lockdown has proven to be a marathon, not a sprint. The British run of success continued, with Tim Don proving once again his great form of 2017 in fourth, and Reece Barclay – Lucy’s fiancé and coach, just behind in fifth. After accomplishing a distance that bests more than half the stages of the Tour de France, you’re rewarded with a 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run for your efforts. 2019 Ironman World Championships predictions: Who will be crowned queen of Kona? View the profiles of people named Reece Barclay. Results of a sportsman / sportswoman Triathlon - Ironman World Championships - 2016 Choice of a season : 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 It’s like swimming in a fish tank, crystal clear water. Reece will be racing next Saturday in the 25-29 division, hoping to add another Umeke to that he won two years ago when racing in the 18-24 category . From Gareth Bale playing in front of fans in [ ... ], Lionel Messi conjures up magic every time he takes to the field and his 644 Barcelona goals have been [ ... ], England’s Second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, which starts on Friday, carries with it two [ ... ], Perhaps we should have expected madness all the way when, 16 years ago today, Ken Bates brought the [ ... ], His dominance on the floor literally changed the sport. Reece and I walked down to the race start with two other members of our Kona house, all of us feeling surprising calm as we flagged down the first shuttle bus of the morning on Alii Drive. One particularly famous [ ... ], As Lionel Messi trudged off on Sunday, it felt like we were watching the real world in negative form. 17 OF 1355. This year’s race in Port Elizabeth started with a shortened swim, apparently the conditions were unsafe on parts of the course, especially for the weaker agegroupers. 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