Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sprint final

What an exciting day. People running every where, wet cobble stones, possibility for collision. The sprint final had it all. The arena was the same as yesterday's qual but with a much more complicated start, run through and finish chute all in one.
Today Tash was off first and took the pressure well. She did unfortunately mp at the run through when her emit didn't register her punch :(
Krystal was off next and pushed hard all the way through the race. She was impressive through the spectator arena and finished well. Henry was next in the men and he too had an awesome run but said he was feeling tired. We are all super proud of all our sprinters today.

Tomorrow is the sprint relay, the most exciting race of the week, (what?? The long is not exciting?) the team will be Krystal, Henry, Simon and Tash. Go team!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

3 are in!

Today was the sprint qual and the first race for WOC. The weather was not kind and at points it was pouring which meant for a very slippery course. Simon, Belinda and Brodie ran hard and only just missed out on the final. Congrats to Krystal, Henry and Tash who had amazing runs and finish in the top 15. Tash was actually equal 15th which was very nerve racking as we waited to see if she was in or not.
We also had the opening ceremony after the qualification where the Estonian president opened WOC officially. Austria was a no show so Bridget was offered the Austrian flag for the March because         " you are like Austria, can you carry?".
Tomorrow the sprint final is in the afternoon so make sure you stay awake and cheer on the Aussies.
Krystal Tash and Henry

Stealing the signs for the teams that couldn't quite get to the March...

Austria owes Bridget a beer for this.