Over the labour Day Weekend Craig Ferdinands continued CCCC’s quest for national titles at the Australian Masters Track Championships.
Craig a sprint specialist who says he is disappointed because he brought home less gold than previous years and did not take gold in his pet events the sprint and the time trial, rode very impressively to score Gold in the M3 points race and Bronze in the Sprint.
Craig only commenced training with Carnegie Caulfield three years ago under Club Coach Hilton Clarke. Craig should be admired as he has shown never wavering commitment to achieve his goals. He began his journey considerably overweight and unable to spin the pedals over 120 RPM without looking like he was might get thrown by the bike. Dedicated hard work on the track quickly solved the cadence issues (yes masters can achieve this), strength resulted from both gym and track work and commitment to eating smartly made the extra weight melt away. He is a great example of what can be achieved with hard work and dedication.
When talking with Craig he outlined his aim to improve his start for the Time Trial, and his kick for the Sprint with an aim for reclaiming Gold in these events next year.
We congratulate Craig and wish him the best for his ongoing development as a rider and hope that his hard work brings him the extra gold he is aiming for at next year’s masters championships.