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Jess Law | Pushys Sponsored Athlete




Results:
2013
Australian Masters Track Championships, Perth
  • Gold 500m TT
  • Silver 2000m Pursuit
  • Gold Sprint (National Record for Flying 200m)
  • Gold 5km Scratch Race
  • UCI World Masters Track Championships, Women 35-39 years, Manchester UK
  • Gold 500m TT
  • Gold Sprint
  • 2014
  • Australian Masters Track Championships, Melbourne
  • Gold 500m TT
  • Gold Sprint (New World Record for Flying 200m Women 40-44yrs)
  • Gold Women’s Team Sprint
  • 2014 UCI World Masters Track Championships, Women 40-44 years, Manchester UK
  • Silver 500m TT
  • Silver Sprint
  • 2015
  • Sydney Christmas Five Day Track Carnival
  • 3rd Overall Women’s A Grade
  • Wagga Wagga Golden Wheelrace Carnival
  • Winner of the Women’s 2000m handicap
  • ACT Track Cycling Championships
  • Gold Women’s 40-44yrs Omnium
  • Australian Masters Track Championships, Melbourne
  • Gold 500m TT
  • Gold Women’s Team Sprint (National Record for Team Sprint)
  • 2015 UCI World Masters Track Championships, Women 40-44 years, Manchester UK
  • Gold 500m TT
  • Bronze Team Sprint
  • Bronze Team Pursuit

  • Personal Bests:
  • 500m TT 36.5secs
  • Flying 200m TT 12.01s
  • 2000m Pursuit 2:35min

  • Awards:
  • Eight times UCI World Masters Track Cycling Champion
  • Cycling Australia Female Masters Track Cyclist of the Year 2013 and 2014
  • Current World’s Best Time in 500m TT and Flying 200m
  • UCI Masters Track Cycling Championships Champion of Champions
  • Australian Masters Track Championships Champion of Champions
  • Victorian Elite Track Team three time representative at the Australian Track Championships
  • 2010 & 2014 Victorian Masters Cyclist of the Year
  • Sport Victoria’s 2014 Victorian Masters Athlete of the Year
  • ACT Elite Track Team representative at the Australian Track Championships
  • ACT International Masters Track Cyclist of the Year

  • Bio:
    Sport: Track Cycling
    State: ACT

    How did you get into the sport?
    I started track cycling when I was 31 after my son was born having never really done any cycling before. I trained for sprinting and my first race was at the UCI Masters Track World Champs in the UK. It was a baptism of fire, I was so raw and green but I was hooked. I just kept wanting to improve and really enjoyed the training and racing. As I got better I started being selected for Elite state teams and also rode for a professional track team at two World Cups which made me ineligible to race masters for a couple of years. After some niggling injuries I decided to just enjoy myself and focused on racing as a Masters cyclist again. I am lucky I have had great support from my husband, son and family which has helped me continue the journey. I have met some wonderful inspiring people and made some great friends along way – an added bonus!

    What is the hardest thing about my sport?
    It can be quite a juggle with family, work and training. In Australia we are blessed with indoor velodromes in nearly every capital city which is great for racing, but travelling is expensive and so is the equipment. As a sprint cyclist we do lots of strength work in the gym and on the track so with this comes the risk of injury of which I have had my fare share. But when you really love to do something you can find a way to get back out there!

    What does regular training involve?
    When I was training as an elite cyclist I was driving from Albury to Melbourne twice a week for indoor training – but those days are gone! As you get older and more experienced in the sport you learn to train with quality and recover well. At present I am doing 3-4 road rides a week, 1 track session and 1 rollers or ergo session. As well I do 2 gym sessions. As I get closer to an event I will do 2-3 track sessions and less road work.

    How do you keep motivated?
    When you love doing something it isn’t too hard. But it is important to mix up the training so you don’t get too stale. Having good support from family and coach helps! I also set myself new challenges in training and racing to help focus.

    What are your plans for 2016?
    For 2016 my goal is to go back to World Masters Track Champs and race to the best of my ability. I am working on my endurance so this should help. I have also just become involved in a pilot cycling program with Cycling Australia and Soldier On, being an ex-servicewomen it is great to be able to give back to the soldiers and their families. I have also started coaching which is great for my own development as a cyclist.

    What is the best piece of advice you have been given?
    “Consistency is the Key”