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Show Profile  Michael Posted: 19 August 2007, 8:53 PM  
There's quite a few Moldovans aren't there? Had to look it up - and there it is sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania. No coast.

Show Profile  The Clem Posted: 20 August 2007, 1:09 AM  
The team is carrying a few injuries at the moment. Ross and Chris have picked up ankle injuries while Tania still has niggling achilles and has strained ligements in her foot that sees a bone protrudung on the inside. But it's par for the course for WOC and it'll be sorted with strapping tape and will. I've just been speaking to jani Lakinan and after seeing the size of the lumps on his achilles, the mans a legend not to mention a bloody nice man.

Yesterdays sprint was really a short middle. Controls weren't that technical. Chris man handled the sprint as only Chris can. He based some his route choices on the level of fun they inspired and not neccessarily whether they were the best route choice. He likes green.
Ross twisted his ankle before control 1 and really didn't have any flow but ground through it anyway. Tania was on fire to wind up with a fast last loop that would have had her in the 4 or 5 in her heat easily but blew a short control by 2-3 minutes. The same control apparently got a few others possibly including Troy de Has. At the speed they running the y overran the control before they'd even had a chance to look up and look around. But that's how sprints go and she's fine with it. As she has today's long and the middle to even things out.
Chris did his ankle in todays long. Didn't have his trademark charging finish. He reckons he heard the crunch, but as per usual he'll shrug it off and we'll get him ready for his next race. It's nothing so serious that he can't run, it more of a distraction at the moment. Once Ross startd racing today he didn't think his ankle was really up to it, so he was happy to get through it, finish and make sure he's sorted for tommorrow. Tania had a race where she didn't really get out of second gear. She was happy to play the safe route choices and make sure she will have plenty in the tank for tommorrow. It's her turn for the nausea bug so she's taking it carefully.
Looking to tommorrow, Ross and Tania will be looking have good clean runs, Chris will be looking to have some fun, and Rob J to string togeather some good legs and a good flow (as he did today). We've got a good idea of what tommorrows race will hold, but as you'd expect we have no idea about the outcome. Will post more as we can.

Show Profile  Ilyusha Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:56 AM  
long qual map

Show Profile  Casser Posted: 20 August 2007, 9:01 AM  
Uploaded the photos I could find of the team members to the database - Chris Running - Ross Running - Rob Jessop and the team socialising
If you see any other nz woc photos please let me know and I'll get onto uploading them

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 20 August 2007, 9:42 AM  
Start times tonight:
Chris (9:53) 6:53
Rob (10:23) 7:23
Ross (10:49) 7:49
Tan (10:18) 7:18

From what I've seen of the middle model maps (there's a good phrase to read out loud) and heard about forest runnability, this COULD be a big day for NZ... but to paraphrase Clem, anything can happen, so who knows. Go well guys, hope all the ankles and achilleses hold together (and hope the steam-powered servers of Eastern Europe hold together as well!)

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 20 August 2007, 11:18 AM  
Guess people have seen the Aussie Team blog...

Show Profile  Jenni Posted: 20 August 2007, 1:35 PM  
Go, go everyone! It's loads of excitement watching the radio and finish times progress and hoping people will hang on in there. Not quite as much fun as being there but for the difference in price it's not too bad at all. Only trouble is you can't hear us cheering, so remember to keep lots of cheers in the back of your mind when you're running through the crap!

I'm nearly glad Tan didn't qualify in the sprint if that's what encouraged her to do the long - I reckon there's a great result waiting for you in the final, Tan, you're so tough, it'll be great to see you doing a long final again! And Chris as well of course.

And good luck everyone for the middle qual, although I'm guessing that you won't be reading this till afterwards. Enjoy that flowing, control spiking feeling! Look forward to watching you staying above that magic 15th place tonight.

Show Profile  mick finn Posted: 20 August 2007, 5:50 PM  
Good luck one and all!
Anyone know the estimated winning times? 30min?40min?

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:09 PM  
30 probably.

Internet update: live results and audio working fine just after 6:30. Then called away for a bit. Returned to find live results still working (but time jumping about a bit) and media player refusing to recognise the file format of the audio commentary, and wanting me to open it as an mms. Which it is. FFS!

1st finishers coming in as I type...

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:15 PM  
Nothing coming from the radio split in Chris's heat, or the other mens last time I looked, but it's working in Tania's heat (WB).

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:18 PM  
Audio magically working again - blind persistence pays off. Fastest times so far 29-30 mins

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:26 PM  
Mens radio controls now working but I wish they weren't, no sign of Chris at 30 mins, but I've noticed names sometimes take a few minutes to register.

Heli has just finished WB in 26:40ish - 4 minutes faster than 2nd place

Show Profile  mick finn Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:30 PM  
just crackle on audio, but working well

Show Profile  mick finn Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:34 PM  
yeah ot looking good unless the registration lag is 10mins

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 20 August 2007, 6:40 PM  
The registration lag is random, and seems to vary depend on what result you're looking at. Some don't seem to be updating much at all!

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