I Lost The Dads Race on Sports Day

I hope you’ve had a good week.

Yes, the shame of it.  I Lost The Dads Race on Sports Day.

Despite being crowned two years running as fastest Dad (one was in a dress!) I lost miserably at my twins, Lance and Erins sports day.

I should have gone for the egg and spoon race!


I pulled my hamstring!

Yes, caused by the very thing I am constantly rambling on about to all of you.

No warm up

No mobility before I went out of the blocks.

No preparation.

It was cold, I’d been sitting cross legged having a picnic for an hour and went straight into a sprint.

Like most blokes, I finished it, smiled like nothing was wrong.

The cliche, ‘poor prep, leads to poor performance’ comes to mind.

You would have though I’d known better.

We all make mistakes, thats the only way we get better.

To top it all there has been a little extra poundage added to those poor hamstrings recently.

I’ve been sitting a lot at KB3 Towers working on some projects and programs.

My fellow office buddies from the Ordinance Survey love nothing better than offering me a biscuit with a coffee as I will never make one myself.

So I will be taking this in hand.

Anyway, Im no longer jogging like a geriatric and the hamstring is healing nicely.

Speaking of preparation, our competition training starts this weekend.

Yep, the ‘Essex Boys and Girls’ will be competing in the British Kettlebell Championships in October.

I will also be scheduling some dedicated Sport Kettlebell Training sessions for the Essex Team.

If you’d like to join in you are more than welcome.

One big part of preparation is ‘Rehearsal’.

So every Saturday 20 mins before the 9:30am Kettlebell class at Pleshey you can gather and test yourself before training.

A few of the guys will be there to help if you’d like to try.

There will be chalk and a timer.

This weekend before training:

2 min Jerks

2 min Snatches


2 min Long cycle

If you’d like to have a go, just show up a little earlier.

Have a great weekend, what ever you are doing.

Russell ‘Limping’ Pearcy

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.