Elizabeth Rigley

Sport:
Cycling
Level:
GO GOLD Ambassador
NGB:
British Cycling
District:
Charnwood
School:
De Lisle College: A Catholic Voluntary Academy
Achievements from Application:
  • Individual - 2nd in the British championships
  • Team - England World cup winners

This athlete also receives free leisure facility access from: Charnwood Borough Council & Fusion Lifestyle

Blog

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Coming out of lockdown

18th Mar, 2021

During this recent lockdown I have hit PB's in all of my weight lifting, trained harder and grown mentally as an athlete. I'm feeling nervous and positive for getting back to the track and what the season ahead brings. Lockdown has taught me I really can do anything I put my mind to and I can't wait to see this mentality transferred to a racing situation! My first competition should be in April and I hope to update you all with good news after it, staying focused!

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Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Just keep pedalling

1st Feb, 2021

January has been a month of brutal training! I’m taking the opportunity of not having competitions to push my body to its limits and become as strong as I can so when competition resumes I’m ready. Turbo training has become my best friend and I’m now a pro at building squat racks out of random objects! Competition dates for may and onwards have been released so that’s my focus now and fingers crossed they go ahead!

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Upcoming events

12th Jan, 2021

Happy new year everyone!
I received the news yesterday that the world championships in Australia will be postponed until 2022, this means that the European championships have been brought forward and will take place in England this coming August! The primary focus of my training now is to rostrum in the European championship and to win the British championships after getting 2nd in 2019 (there was no event in 2020). I’ve become quite efficient and setting up the wheelie bins as a squat rack now too! HAHA

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Training goals

2nd Dec, 2020

In this past lockdown training has been tough, no sunny weather, no gym! I’ve been lucky to have support from my university to continue my training at home to some level. As we come out of this lockdown I’m looking forward to working hard and reaching my new goals which are too put on muscle mass and get some personal bests in track sprinting. Bring on these winter months!

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

moving to manchester

3rd Oct, 2020

I recently moved to Manchester to study a sports physiology masters, I'm very passionate about sport and cycling, it really is something I want to work hard at and achieve in - this is the reason I chose Manchester. The beginning of October means I've completed my first full month of training for track and I am LOVING it! hitting PBs on the track and in the gym weekly and going from strength to strength with the help of my coach just feels amazing! I've also secured S&C with the university which start next week, I'm feeling very positive for the coming months and hopefully cycle speedway can resume in full force next season ready for the world championships in Australia in November 2021

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Back to the track

8th Sep, 2020

Had an exciting day yesterday as it was the first day the track was open and I got on the first session! My fitness levels felt great and I’m feeling positive for the upcoming months in training. This weekend I’ve got my first cycle speedway competition for this season in Poole and next weekend another speedway competition. Hoping to be able to keep you updated with good news soon :)

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Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Thank you!

10th Aug, 2020

I feel that it is appropriate to thank the LRS community for the funding I have received, while this funding will play a big role in helping towards the cost of racing it has also kept me focused, motivated and hard working during these strange times. It’s reminded me what my goals were for this year that are now my goals for next year and because of this I feel like I’m at the fittest And strongest I’ve ever been in my career so THANK YOU!

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Keeping focus

15th Jul, 2020

With things slowly getting back to normal outdoor training has resumed, in groups of 6. Training without a specific aim has been strange however having no matches to compete in has given me time to try new workouts and realise what I'm really capable of, training has never been more fun!
There has been discussion of some competitive racing in August so fingers crossed this goes ahead and that all the lockdown training has paid off!

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Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

Getting back into training

30th Jun, 2020

With the lockdown rules easing some Socially distanced outdoor training sessions have began YAY! I was nervous to get back on the track to see how fit and fast I would be but was pleasantly surprised, all the home workouts have paid off and I actually feel fitter than I was three months ago which is amazing. Since we still cant compete in events I have decided to ‘race’ myself by timing how long it takes me to complete a race and then trying to beat that time. This has actually been a fun way to train and very rewarding to see myself getting faster.

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Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

keep going!

30th May, 2020

While it seems we have all become gardeners and all our training is for nothing I'm finding myself motivated to go back to cycling the strongest I've ever been. all this free time means opportunity to train like a full time athlete - a dream come true haha. to keep motivated I enjoy setting a weekly goal instead of focusing on the bigger picture! this weeks goal is to run a mile in under 7 minutes, I'm currently on 7 minutes and 21 seconds! if you have found yourself stuck in a rut struggling to keep going through these strange times set a new goal every week such as: go on a walk, try a new recipe, complete a challenging workout etc. setting a goal and achieving it will feel so rewarding and boost your spirits during lock down!

P.S - I hate running so I'm super proud of my dedication!

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Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

maintaining and building fitness

3rd May, 2020

We are hopefully approaching the last few weeks of lock down now, this hope has me focused on building my fitness and strength for the first competition back. I've put in place a daily routine that keeps me focused on my goals during this time and I actually feel fitter than ever! I have been completing a 1 mile run every morning and everyday getting faster, fitter and stronger. As Vice-captain of the cycle speedway GB team I decided it would be a great idea to keep the team in contact and training. Everyday I set the team a challenge, this could be 100 jump squats, stretching or a HIIT workout. The whole team are loving it, including myself. I'm so excited to see how my performance has improved when we are able to get back on the track.

Elizabeth Rigley

Elizabeth Rigley

GO GOLD Ambassador

home training

17th Apr, 2020

during this strange time I am making the most of being able to train whenever I want/can! Cycle speedway is an explosive and energetic sport so I'm enjoying focusing on HIIT and explosion routines. I record some of these routines and post them on my fitness Instagram account to help motivate others too. Outside of sport I LOVE to cook so am putting some of my focus into what I eat to get the best diet possible to maintain my health during this time and help me reach my best performance when we can compete again.

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