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Reporting from JWOC 2008

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 3 July 2008, 6:45 PM  
Photos uploaded onto maptalk.

super hot day! Control 4 (radio control for B & C finals) undid most of our runners, most losing time. The W20 A final also had the control and was where kate took 15min and Lizzie 20min.

Tom and Lizzie say it's one of the hardest races they've done. Look at the results - it's easy to tell JWOC is in Sweden!

Excellent run by Greta in the B final. I'm told by the commentators that, given last years results, she was mentioned as a name to watch out for at JWOC this year!

No news yet on Jack's ankle.

W20 A
1 Venla Niemi Finland 28.30
2 Beata Falk Sweden 29.04
3 Karine D'Harreville France 29.12
28 Bridget Anderson Australia 35.30

57 Lizzie Ingham New Zealand 46.41
58 Kate Morrison New Zealand 46.43

M20 A
1 Johan Runesson Sweden 30.45
2 Ulf Forseth Indgaard Norway 31.17
3 Sören Bobach Denmark 31.20

W20 B
1 Victoria Steven Great Britain 29.22
2 Greta Knarston New Zealand 29.56
3 Laura Vike Latvia 32.01

18 Georgia Whitla New Zealand 36.56
20 Tessa Ramsden New Zealand 38.23
48 Angela Simpson New Zealand 52.01

M20 B
1 Lucas Basset France 29:23
2 Andrea Seppi Italy 30:45
3 Jakub Zimmermann Czech Republic 31:15

27 Thomas Reynolds New Zealand 36:29

M20 C
1 Jacek Morawski Poland 20.37
2 Matjaz Stanfel Croatia 22.38
3 Wouter Leeuws Belgium 23.16

5 Simon Jager New Zealand 24.00
22 Scott McDonald New Zealand 29.45
32 Jack Vincent New Zealand 31.54

Show Profile  addison Posted: 4 July 2008, 6:28 AM  
"Tom and Lizzie say it's one of the hardest races they've done."

Yup, that is Sweden for you! One day you think you get it, then boowwwwffff!

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 5 July 2008, 1:33 PM  
Nobody else on-line for this one?
Tessa & Angela finished, Tessa limping around in 90 minutes, Angela respectable under 84. Looks like there'll be plenty finishing behind them.
Georgia's through the first report at 41, on target for 75 or less all going well, which should translate to a pretty good result.
Should see Greta come through the radio any time now...
From memory all the guys & Kate & Lizzie were quite late starters.

Looks like Ursula Kadan's going to take some catching by the top girls, especially as there seem to be a few black holes between the prewarning and the finish! Have the Austrians found a new Lucie B'o'hm?

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 5 July 2008, 3:24 PM  
Tom's just finished, comments from the course are along the lines of: "screwed the first long leg, really hot and physical running, took a dog leg out to a track on one leg to get some easier running"

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 5 July 2008, 3:59 PM  
Did Jack start

Show Profile  kiwio Posted: 5 July 2008, 4:16 PM  
Jack not expected to start - last night on crutches after hospital visit to check ankle - tho x-ray showed nothing broken

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 5 July 2008, 4:35 PM  
Hope it's a speedy recovery Jack (but don't do anything silly trying to make it too speedy)

Bit of an absence, because the home wireless doesn't always extend to the TV end of the house, and rugby HAS to be watched!

Looks like those nasty Swedish forests have claimed a few more victims while I've been away, but plenty of Euros included in that as well!

Good recovery by Tom, looks like Simon & Scott have got off to a good start... but think I'll wait to the morning to see how that pans out.

Anyone else find the 15 sec updates annoying once the result list gets up towards 100? Thankfully "New Zealand" jumps out easily when you're doing a quick scroll but it's getting hard to find other people before the screen refreshes back to the top...

Show Profile  kiwio Posted: 5 July 2008, 4:36 PM  
Looks like Scott the only kiwi to finish yet - Lizzie top NZ girl sitting at 42 with only a handful of finishers to come - Simon top NZ guy sitting 46th but with about 50 to still finish the course

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 5 July 2008, 4:45 PM  
Jack didn't start, ankle is bandaged and walking around without crutches today. Waiting for Scott to come through the second radio. He hasn't stuck on behind the Swede who started not so long after him.

Some quite technical controls at the start and end of both courses. the majority though is long legs with short legs thrown in to turn the course back on itself.

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 6 July 2008, 4:10 AM  
Just been checking out the map and guys' course. Looks like it would have been a hard days work, especially as I'm guessing white is a bit harder going in Sweden than it is in Santoft. Going to town on 6-7 or using the track on the northern edge of the map (17-18?)must have been tempting to anyone finding the forest hard work. What's the story with the loop 7-13? At a glance looked like a pack-splitting device, but on a closer look it seems to me that (legal course setting assumed) there's only one way around it. Surely if they needed that extra bit of distance to get the length just right, there's other ways it could have been done without re-using controls.

Show Profile  Norm Posted: 6 July 2008, 9:06 AM  
Something to look at while waiting for the relays...

Thursday Middle Final
Old news now, and you will have seen the results.
And heard of Jack's rolled ankle.

Some pics of the team during this event:

Saturday Long
Hard terrain, obviously chosen to favour the home team.
And it was very hot today too, some of the Scandinavian better runners choosing not to take the last start block.

Some pics of the team, and of the event:


Show Profile  kiwio Posted: 6 July 2008, 11:25 AM  
women's relay starts in 5 mins
Greta, Georgia, Lizzie
Kate, Tessa, Angela

and men 10 mins after that
Tom, Scott, Simon

Show Profile  KeithV Posted: 6 July 2008, 12:56 PM  
hi although it's a bit late for this JWOC, if you find the updating of results a problem, then I recommend you instal a different browser "Opera". It is great to use, can easily open multiple tabs, which stay exactly where you have scrolled them. Works a treat.

Show Profile  ACW Posted: 6 July 2008, 1:07 PM  
The auto update did have a couple of options (every 15 seconds, once a minute etc) but the options have disappeared. Now theres only the 15 seconds.

I see the Aussie 2nd leg man has dropped a bit and Scott is on his tail at Radio 1. Good stuff.

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 6 July 2008, 2:28 PM  
Scott must have had some fun out there - caught by a whole bunch, then caught a whole bunch back and a good tussle with the French and Dutch.

Pleased (in a good way I mean) to see Tessa's JWOC campaign - cam-pain? - over. Hope not too much extra damage done, and best wishes for a smooth, PATIENT recovery.

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