Tuesday, 26 August 2008

The WOC kicked off this afternoon with the sprint distance event, on a tricky map at Olsztyn University. Everyone finished the two loop course without any mispunches and felt pretty good about our results. AJ made it onto the podium in 6th place but is confident he can improve during the week. Alex had  a crash but still did well (better than the person he hit!). All the girls finished close together, with Thor and Cath in the lead. Paul finished just in front of Alex, but both behind Chris Forne (NZ) who ran half of the course. Marquita Geldermann (NZ) finished a brilliant 4th in the women's race.

It was good to get through those first race jitters, and we're all looking forward to the middle distance race tomorrow.

For now, here's a copy of the first lap of the men's course. Click on the thumbnail to view full size.

The 2008 Australian MTBO Team...

    Paul Darvodelsky
    Adrian Jackson
    Alex Randall
    David (Larry) Simpfendorfer

    Cath Chalmers
    Thor Egerton
    Jen Graham-Taylor
    Mel Simpson

Relay Jitters Sunday, 31 August 2008
Long distance final Saturday, 30 August 2008 AJ managed a brilliant 6th today in the long final.
Maps from Long Distance Qualification Friday, 29 August 2008 Maps from Long Distance Qualification
Team gossip for the rest day Thursday, 28 August 2008
Long Distance Qualification Thursday, 28 August 2008
Golden Pictures Thursday, 28 August 2008
Gold for AJ in middle distance Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Adrian Jackson won the WOC middle distance race today
Sprint and Opening Ceremony Pics Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Sprint Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Team Photos Sunday, 24 August 2008
Photos from training week Saturday, 23 August 2008
Training camp draws to a close... Saturday, 23 August 2008
2008 MTBO World Champs Australian Team Friday, 22 August 2008
Official 2008 MTB WOC Program Friday, 22 August 2008 Check out the full event program