Building up for another edition of the national series, Nathaniel Rodway is ready to add another title to his 2018 season.
Hailing from Lake Macquarie BMX Club, Nathaniel Rodway is making the trip to Frankston this weekend for another chapter in his extraordinary 2018 BMX season.
After winning two titles in the national championship week at Bunbury (junior elite national champion and Oceania champion), Rodway has set his sights on round two of the 2018 BMXA National Series.
“The last couple of weeks have been unreal,” Rodway exclaimed.
“Winning the nationals and Oceanias is a massive confidence booster for Frankston and I can’t wait to race there.”
Last year wasn’t a memorable one for the junior elite rider who didn’t get the results he wanted, but getting back into his training with his coaches Luke Madill and Danny Kolsky has produced newfound motivation to push himself to higher limits.
“My preparation for Frankston is really similar to nationals, working with Luke and Danny, they’ve got me on this new gym program and I’m feeling really good,” Rodway continued.
During round one of the national series at Penrith BMX Club, Rodway finished second in the junior elite final behind Logan City BMX Academy rider Izaac Kennedy.
Kennedy won’t be racing at Frankston but that doesn’t mean the gates are open for Rodway to take the win. Riders racing alongside Rodway for the top spot on the podium include Kye Affoo, Kyle Hill, Brad Shaylor, Matthew Tidswell and Dane Van Laeren, just to name a few.
It isn’t all about racing for the rider from Lake Macquarie, alongside seeing a new place and a new track for the first time, Rodway is also keen to be around his mates again which always occurs when BMX events are on.
“Yeah I can’t wait to be around the boys again especially Wade Turner and Tom Siinmaa,” Rodway said.
With only a couple of days before racing gets underway, Rodway is focussing on getting physically prepared and won’t be thinking about the track until he begins his practice session on Saturday at 2:45pm AEST.
Producing great results at the start of his 2018 season, Rodway’s goals for the rest of the year involve continuing to produce similar results. He is hoping that will get him selected for the world championships in Baku before he heads back over to America for the rest of the year.
“I’m not changing a great deal of my mentality from Penrith or nationals, it all comes down to what happens on the day and how everyone is feeling… that’s BMX.
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