Emily Marcolini has always been active in sports. She started out as a cross-country runner for Cambrian College in Sudbury and raced for Cambrian for a couple of years. Injuries from running made her look around for a different sport, and a friend suggested she try cycling. After a visit to the Sudbury Cycling Club, she joined and has been making serious headway for herself in the sport ever since. In December 2016, she saw an ad for the Real Deal Racing Team in Toronto, which Highgate sponsors, and became a member of our team, alongside Highgate Property Investments President, Jonathan Maloney.
She’s started 2017 in peak form; earlier in July she won a bronze in the 2017 Global Relay Canadian Road Championships in Ottawa. Marcolini is heading to the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, which take place July 28-August 13. This national race has been Marcolini’s goal for the past two years, and she is very excited to be a part of it. She will be participating in three events at the Games; Road Race, Time Trial, and Criterium.
Marcolini’s training regimen: skiing, biking and strength training
Training is nearly a full-time job for Marcolini. When weather is good, she focuses on cycling. Two weekdays a week, Marcolini will do practices with the Sudbury Cycling Club which follow anaerobic intervals, which are sprints of 2-3 minutes in duration. The three other weekdays are easy rides, and she goes on longer rides on the weekends. In winter, which comes much earlier and lingers longer in Sudbury than southern Ontario, she does cross-country skiing and strength training to stay in top form.
Marcolini: Join a club if you are interested
Marcolini advises those who want to get into the sport to dive in with their local cycling club. “Don’t be afraid to try it. A lot of people are nervous about coming out and riding with other people, but there are lots of resources and coaches to help. Find a local club and give it a try.” Local clubs offer encouragement, a team of people reaching towards the same goal, and the competitive environment you have to get used to if you want to cycle competitively.
You can read more about Emily’s achievements in these two articles from the Sudbury Star:
You can follow her progress at the Games – and elsewhere – on her Twitter account.
Highgate is very proud of our rider and will be cheering on her progress at the Canada Summer Games.