Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Update from the WOC Long in Lavarone

Back to the forest! Today’s long final was a gruelling race, with 11 km and 495 m of climb for the women, and 16 km and 820 m of climb for the men.
Louise found that the altitude made it extra tough, especially on the uphills were it was hard to breathe. Emily said she is glad it’s over – she had been dreading the long, as she knew it would be “so painful for so long.”

On the technical side, both our women were mostly satisfied. Louise’s main qualm with her race was that she took the wrong route choice to 12. In hindsight, she wishes she had taken the road to the right (which winner Svetlana Mironova (RUS) did).

Emily said that “I know what a really good race feels like, and this did not feel like that,” but she was happy with her ability to choose good routes and execute them.

Robbie made a bunch of small mistakes, but nothing major. 

The WOC athletes are currently recovering for the middle and relay: sleep, massage and rollers, ice cream… Tomorrow, the 5-days competitors will get their turn to run a long on today’s Lavarone map.

Some results:

1. Svetlana Mironova (RUS), 79:44
2. Tove Alexandersson (SWE), 80:15
3. Judith Wyder (SUI), 80:34
25. Emily Kemp (CAN), 90:58
38. Louise Oram (CAN), 96:29

1. Thierry Gueorgiou (FRA), 94:45
2. Daniel Hubmann (SUI), 96:12
3. Olav Lundanes (NOR), 97:09
64. Robbie Anderson (CAN), 141:29 

Full RESULTS can be found on the WOC Website, and MAPS can be found here: Men A, Men B, Women.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds incredibly tough! You all deserve a good "rest"!