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Anna Haslock: Dot Watching and the Trans Continental Race
Episode 6524th February 2021 • Inside Tri Show • Helen Murray
00:00:00 00:45:54

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This week it's all about ultra endurance cycling. Guest Anna Haslock is Race Director for the Trans Continental Race (TCR.) It's a self-supported bike race across Europe, approximately 4,000km. The race was originally set up in 2012 by Haslock's partner, the late Mike Hall, who was one of the best endurance cyclists on the planet. They ran the race together for three years, until Mike's tragic death during a self-supported race across Australia. Anna has continued to organise the race following Mike's death and in 2019 the TCR caught the headlines around the world when a young German female Doctor, Fiona Kolbinger, won the race outright.

You'll hear:

06:50 What makes the Transcontinental race so special?

07:45 How Anna got involved - she admits she wasn't interested in bikes or cycling before she met Mike!

18:43 Anna explains the GC race is 15 days, but some people have taken over a month to complete the event

20:23 We find out what makes dot watching so gripping

24:05 How Anna goes about planning the route and the check points

30:20 Anna's favourite part of Europe

34:45 Striking the balance between racing and fatigue. It's just a race and nothing is more important than your health. "If you are too tired to be on the bike, you should not be on the bike"

36:15 The meaning behind the hashtag #Bemoremike It stands for being yourself, going for what you want but respecting others.

40:15 Her top tip for anyone applying? "Make sure you don't mind eating lots of 7 day croissants"

Find out more about this week's guest - Anna Haslock

New 2021 Applications - Lost Dot is encouraging under represented groups to apply before Feb 26th 2021

Trans Continental race Website

Apply for future Trans Continental races via the Lost Dot website

Onboard - The Transcontinental race documentary

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