Boyd awarded thlete of the Year

Days after being crowned 2008 Formula Ford Festival Champion (Duratec class), British Formula Ford Champion Wayne Boyd has been awarded the 2008 votwo ‘Athlete of the Year’ Award.

The votwo Awards are presented annually to acknowledge the sporting achievements of athletes who are coached by human performance specialists - votwo. 17 year-old Wayne Boyd, from Templepatrick, County Down, has been chosen by the votwo coaches to receive the ‘Athlete of the Year’ accolade for his dedication and  commitment  to  his  physical  training  and  preparation,  alongside  a  demanding  schooling  and  racing schedule in the British Formula Ford Championship.

Wayne  is  the  first  motorsport  competitor  to  win  this  Award  that  has,  in  the  past,  been  dominated  by endurance  athletes,  namely  National Cycling  Championship  medallist  Louise  Dutch,  Top  10 world  ranked quadrathlete  Joe  Andrews and  junior  International  triathlete  Robert  Bowles.  In  motorsport  votwo  have competed in adventure racing events with Formula One driver, Mark Webber. Wayne Boyd, 2008 British Formula Ford Champion

“It is absolutely fantastic to win this  votwo award, as  I take my fitness very seriously. It  has not been  too difficult fitting everything into the diary and my dad and manager help me with that! My school and friends back home are great – they help me catch up if I miss a few days when I am away racing and they give me a lot of support. The coaches at votwo help to keep my mind focused and the online training programme is really useful for me to follow when I am at home or away.”

Wayne visits votwo coaches for his fitness assessments and one-to-one training every month at the Porsche Human  Performance  Centre  at  Silverstone  Circuit,  Northamptonshire.  The  centre  is  a  cutting  edge  sports science facility that specializes in the testing and training of racing drivers. To fit his entire training plan into his  busy  schedule, 

Wayne  also  follows  a  bespoke  votwo  coaching  programme  delivered  online  via  the company’s innovative 'elog' training diary at This allows Wayne’s coaches to monitor his training regime where ever he is in the world. Andy Blow, Director and coach, ‘votwo’ "Wayne was chosen by the ‘votwo’ coaches as he has shown incredible dedication and commitment to his physical training and preparation alongside a hectic schooling and racing schedule in British Formula Ford.

Winning the 2008 championship and Festival capped off a tremendous season for Wayne and the decision to present him with the award was unanimous across the coaching staff."

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