The Final CountdownThe past week has flew by and it is now just 1.5 days until the first race of JWOC 2013. The team is confident and prepared. Not only have we trained smartly on each different terrain but we have also taken special care to analyse the exact techniques that are require for each terrain.
As the rain began to pass on Wednesday the team headed out to another middle map. this was once again a great session that only brought more confidence to the Aussies.
With just four days before our first race, the Aus team joined up with NZ (and a few Brits) for a high speed relay training session. The forest was very wet from the previous weeks rain and a few runners slipped up both physically and mentally (NZ'ers of course). The session was well run and received by everyone, providing even more confidence for the Relay next Saturday. It's looking like podium finishes are in sight.
The UNESCO town of Kutna Hora was a perfect setting for a Sprint distance test race. Cobble stones and churches was a challenge but once again the Aussies came out with the goods. After our run we spent an hour looking around the town before heading off to the Bone Church.
The team spent Saturday morning doing some final preparation for the upcoming races in the first half of the championships, at the middle and long model maps. It was great to see what the JWOC mapping will be exactly like, and some examples of control areas. We got a bit of a squiz at the long arena b whilst it was being set up which generates a bit of excitement for 2 days time when we will be passing through the arena at high speed. Not long now!
Ian and Olle stayed back and did a final speed session, 4 rounds of 100m strides. The day has been beautiful with sun and perfect running temperatures.
Many Australian supporters are making their way to Hradec Kralove over the next 2 days. However we hope these next few details can help you keep up-to-date on our GPS, live results and live TV streaming from Australia, Finland or wherever in the world you are.
Date Event Starts from (AEST) GPS TVMonday 1st - Long distance - 17:30 - All Men - Possible Live Coverage
Tuesday 2nd - Middle Qual - 20:00 - NONE - Possible Live Coverage
Wednesday 3rd - Middle Final - 18:00 - All A Final - Live Coverage
Thursday 4th - Rest Day
Friday 5th - Sprint Distance - 20:00 - All Women - Possible Live Coverage
Saturday 6th - Relay - 18:00 (W) 20:00 (M) - All Teams - Live Coverage
LinksLive TV http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani then go to 'Zive' which means 'Alive'
JWOC Website http://www.jwoc2013.cz/live follow links to LIVE RESULT and GPS.
JWOC Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Jwoc2013jwocTour
We will be posting each athletes start times on the blog the night before each event. This is when we will find them out.