Sadly, Danny didn't place in the top 3 on Sunday, despite most people thinking that he should have. But neither Danny or I have any complaints simply because the standard was so high. How high? Well the lad that won Danny's class went on to win the overall and a junior winning the overall is as rare as rocking horse dung! Danny looked at his best ever on Sunday, I was very happy with him and he will only improve for his next show. I've always been very proud to be Danny's coach, in a world where other people close to me have let me down badly, he never has and he is already working hard for his next show, that is a measure of the mans impressive character. Finally, a big welcome to the newest member of the team, Natalie Mayling, who has a great attitude and a big future ahead of her.
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
I know that you wouldn't believe it from the weather but it's the middle of summer now and there are regional contests every weekend at the moment. After an intense training, posing and inspection session at Olney on Saturday all of the team are on target and there will be news about every one of them as their shows get near. However, Danny is the next up so he is the main focus of my attention at the moment. As you can see from this 2 weeks out pic he has work to do yet, especially on bringing his legs through, but on Saturday we adjusted his diet and training to make sure that he comes in better than he did at the corresponding fixture last year because we want him to place higher than 5th this time. He will have a tough 2 weeks no doubt but he is up to it I'm sure and July 22nd at St. Albans should be a good day for him.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
We now turn our attention to Daniel Henman, the next member of the team to compete, this will be at the BNBF show in
Albans on July 22nd. Dan did well last year, winning the NPA
Midlands junior title but that is history now and I want him to have an even
better season this year. He will go up to the 70kg class at this years NPA
Midlands show and will compete with Marzio and Amrit, two other team members,
on August 19th. I'm looking at all three guys on Saturday, Danny knows that
however good he looks I'll cut his diet and he will whine no doubt but he knows
that I know best and that his career means as much to me as it does to him. I'm
more than 30 years older than all 3 of the lads and I'm no longer competing so
all I ask at this stage is that they look as good as I do in this picture
taken today. Is that too much too ask?