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Monday, July 4, 2011

Sprint Day

Doing this very late at night after 3 meetings and 2 trips to event office so this will be a little brief. Sorry to those of you hoping for more after our first day.

As is to be expected it was a day of mixed results with a couple of good runs, some average ones and some not so good ones.

The course began with a tough hill climb and then involved several traps for the unwary. It was easy to take a route choice and find yourself in a dead end.

For the boys Max has bounced back into form with a clean run and finishing 29th less than 1:30 behind the winner. Lachlan was 37th and Ian was 41st. These 3 boys were only separated by 17 seconds from each other. The next of the boys to finish was Oscar in 68th, Josh in 79th and Oliver in 88th. These boys were also only separated by a margin of 23 sec. To highlight the competitiveness of the boys competition it is worth noting that our six boys were all separated by about 1 minute and 10 sec. (results)(W20 Map)(M20 Map)

The girls also performed well in a very strong field. Belinda overcame a very nervous start to finish in 46th place with an if only factor of 50 seconds between her and the top 5. Lillian, 96th, Claire, 99th and Georgia, 104th had solid runs with some errors but said they had touble getting into a rythm and stuggled to run smoothly. Krystal, 112th had a her calf problems flare up (aggrivated by the initial steep climb) and struggled on bravely to finish. Jacqui, 126th best outcome for the day was her strenght of personality in boucing back from a run in which she said she could do nothing right. "All good" she said. I'll be back.

Well done to the whole team. It is a pleasure to work with such a strong and motivated group!!

Not many photos today. Valerie took lots but she has gone to bed. I shall try to do more tomorrow.

The team warming up


Team Profile (attempt 2)


Oliver Poland
age:16
Years in JWOC: 2
State: ACT
Best result ever: 17th at Oringen
Favourite Sports Person: Julian Dent
Favourite Map: ADFA
Long run or Intervals: Intervals
Long, middle, sprint or relay: Middle
Favourite Terrain: Sandune
Aussie Rules, rugby, soccer or other: AFL
Music: Indie
Thongs, shoes, sandals or high heels: Heels
Fold or scrunch (Map): Fold
Who would you most like to do your tick check?: Max

Name: Claire Butler
Age: 20
Years in JWOC: 2
State: Tas
Best result ever: Easter 2010
Favourite Sports Person: Bear Grylls
Favourite Map: Polish
Long run or Intervals: Long run
Long, middle, sprint or relay: Long
Favourite Terrain: Granite
Aussie Rules, rugby, soccer or other: None
Music: Alternate
Thongs, shoes, sandals or high heels: Bare feet
Fold or scrunch (Map): Fold
Who would you most like to do your tick check?: Magical Matt

Ian Lawford
Age: 18
Years in JWOC: 2
State: ACT
Best result ever: School Relay 2010
Favourite Sports Person: Barry Dawson(the Cougar)
Favourite Map: Dubbo
Long run or Intervals: Long run
Long, middle, sprint or relay: Middle
Favourite Terrain: Granite
Aussie Rules, rugby, soccer or other: AFL
Music: Filthy Filthy House
Thongs, shoes, sandals or high heels: Thongs
Fold or scrunch (Map): Fold
Who would you most like to do your tick check?: Barry Dawson

1 comment:

Paula said...

Well done to you all. It is so exciting watching you results coming in and seeing how everyone went!
Thanks so much for the updates and photos - in means so much when you can't be there.
Best of luck for the long.
Cheers
Paula Doyle