The linking up with G4 is something I am looking forward too for the coming season. The knowledge and support that they can help me with in terms of injury prevention and also rehabilitation will allow me to push harder at a higher level. Having been attending regularly over the last couple of years it’s great to have the support of a local practice that is passionate about sport and fitness.’
G4 Physiotherapy & Fitness link up James Walker – 2013 European Xterra European Tour Series AG25-29 Off Road Triathlon Champion
G4 Physiotherapy and Fitness has linked up with Manchester based triathlete James Walker for the coming 2014 season that will see James racing in Australia, Malaysia, Europe and the UK. James primarily races off road in Xterra and this is the premier off road multi sport event that combines a 1.5km open water swim, 35km mountain bike and 10km trail run. Typically Xterra races last between 2.30 hours and 3.30hours depending on how tough the course is.
James took up triathlon just over two seasons ago and competed in some European Tour Series Events in 2012 to get a taste for the competition. In 2013 he won the 2013 European AG 25-29 Xterra Tour Series Off-Road Triathlon Championships and finished 12th at the Xterra World Championships in Maui, Hawaii.
Originally from the Lake District JW has developed from a mountain biking and fell running background which in particular suits the Xterra format of racing.
In the coming 2014 season he will race in selected Xterra World Tour Races & European Tour Races, as well as on the road in Standard and Half Ironman Events.
The 2014 season has already seen strong results at races over the UK with the following results:
- Human Race Iceman Duathlon: 3rd
- Fearless Duathlon: 3rd
- NW Duathlon Championships: 6th
- Human RaceTrailman Duathlon: 1st
James is currently training for the 2014 season that will see the focus on both off-road and road triathlons with the main races being the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championships, Germany and the Ironman 70.3 European Championships, Germany.
The linking up with G4 will enable James to have regular massage and physiotherapy to help with the regular demands of training that typically involves 12-18 hours a week.
James will be keeping us up to date on twitter and on Facebook with regular race reports and results.
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