– CP PARTNER
– CP ATHLETE
The 2022 recipient was Lexie Sinclair. Below is Lexie’s year as the first 𝗦𝗜𝗚𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗠𝗘𝗦 ‘𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗥𝗚𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗧𝗛𝗟𝗘𝗧𝗘’
The emerging athlete award helped me prepare for the multisport championships, The Kathmandu Coast to Coast, by providing a Nutritionist, Strength Coach and Multisport Coach. This was a massive help for me and guided me in the right direction to be fully prepared, confident to have a good race and be happy with my result. This Award also gave be the capability to attend the CP Squad missions in 2022.I really enjoyed the day out exploring and gaining some vertical meters in the snow as well! It was nice to meet and greet other fellow Team CP athletes and hear their training journeys.
I have been a part of the team CP Community since the age of 13. I have been involved in the CP support crew for athletes competing in the Kathmandu Coast to Coast. I have many memories over the three years I helped, two memories that stuck with me the most was waking up at 3am to scrutineer the kayaks and then eating a bacon butty, and the other one would have to be when Jake Vargo but petrol in his diesel Ute towing the kayak trailer. we did break down!
I have known Richard Greer for about 6 years now, he has been my coach for 2 years starting in 2021 and has been amazing to work with. He is really supportive, especially when I was going through a few health issues – post Covid having trouble with my chest and heart. I also struggled with sorting my medication for my epilepsy so had to work around these issues. These happened early of 2022 and took a few months to rest and recover. Few months later Richard and I started to put a training plan together, I was absolutely buzzing and ready to start training again for the 2022 Kathmandu Coast to Coast.
During my year as an the Signature Homes Emerging Athlete, I also received Strength Coaching from CP Strength Coach, Kim Vargo. Kim is extremely knowledgeable about strength and conditioning, knowing about injuries and ways to support them. She helped me become stronger for each discipline and I definitely noticed a difference during the training and during the race. Her workout’s definitely left me sore the next day, even a couple of days! Really appreciated having her as my strength coach and it was really nice to be coached by her!
CP Dietitian Cushla Jackson was a pleasure to work with, her understanding of Nutrition is inspiring and was beyond helpful for training and races. We spoke about many things that could improve my everyday nutrition and race nutrition, I learnt so much while working with her. This was extremely helpful and I will definitely take away what I learnt and continue to improve.
I would like to say a massive thank you to Signature Homes for opening this opportunity to help support young Athletes to help with future races. I am truly grateful for receiving this award, what an awesome experience it was!