Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JWOC Long Round-up

Team Canada athletes participated in the long distance race today at JWOC. 

Our runners had a tough day in the Long race. It was a grueling wet and green and very technical terrain resulted in long times for many runners.

Trevor Bray and Pia Blake were both satisfied with their runs, but they both had a tough day. Adam and Emma both had long runs. Congratulations to Emma for finishing her first ever long JWOC race; there were a number of DNFs today, so finishing is a great achievement! Alex and Michael both had issues and mis-punched.

Robbie was pretty happy with his race, but managed to fall and break his compass. However, he was able to carry on with his spare compass! A good reminder that carrying a small, spare compass is always a good plan!

You can view the full results here

Tomorrow (Wednesday) is a rest day for the team, with the option to take a look at the middle and relay model maps. The next race is the middle qualification on Thursday. In the Middle distance qualification, the runners will randomly be assigned to one of three heats. The competitors placed number 20 or better in each qualification race heat will qualify to A-Final, so there will be 60 male and 60 female runners in the final. Competitors placed 21- 40 in each qualification race heat will run in B-final. The remaining competitors run in C-final. Start intervals for Middle B and Middle C final will be 1 minute only. If there is more than one runner on 20th place in a qualification heat, there will be more runners in A final.

Pia was happy with her race

Trevor finishing, looking a little wet!

Robbie looking strong in the finish

Robbie's compass had an accident....


Emma giving it her all!

Alex getting ready to finish

Alex finishing.

Team drying off and talking about their races

Adam finishing strong


Michael discussing his race

Pia made a new friend!

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