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Zane Duquemin – May 2015: Thanks, Ronners!May 26, 2015
Jean Pickering Olympic Scholarship recipient Zane Duquemin updates us on his winter training and thanks the London Marathon Ronners
Before I start I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the ‘Ronners’ who raised money for the RPMF by completing the London Marathon this year. The amount of money raised was phenomenal yet again and athletes supported by the fund like myself really can’t thank you enough for your efforts! I would have loved to have been there in London in person to thank those who took part but I was on a training camp in San Diego at the time preparing for the outdoor season that is now upon us.
After an injury-hit 2014 it was nice to be injury free as I progressed through my winter training in Loughborough. I could finally start to turn my attention to correcting some of the bad habits that had crept into my technique over the previous year and focus on developing a technique that would allow me to move to the next level.
I’ve been fortunate enough to go on a few training camps since with Global Throwing which has given me the chance to train with the world class throwers in the training group (I’m pictured above, second from the left) and also pick the brains of Coach Vésteinn Hafsteinsson. This has been a fantastic experience for me and I’ve learnt a huge amount from Vésteinn and his athletes that will definitely help me as I try to move up the ranks in the throwing world.
Unfortunately, the technical changes are taking longer than expected to stabilise and as a result, the distances in competition have been a long way from what I wanted and expected. As someone who’s not known for their patience, it’s been a real challenge for me to not get frustrated at producing distances below my potential but I have full faith in my ability to put it together when it counts and I know that the big throws will come when they’re supposed to during the main competitions of the season.