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Reporting from JWOC 2008

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 6 July 2008, 2:38 PM  
Lizzie brings the girls in, 23rd team and 15th country.

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 6 July 2008, 2:47 PM  
And now the guys finish, 28th team, 19th country. Looks like Jager got mugged by the Austrian, Latvian and Bulgarian right near the end, otherwise would have been almost identical result to the girls.

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 6 July 2008, 2:50 PM  
Ukrainian I mean, not Latvian.

Show Profile  robbie Posted: 6 July 2008, 2:53 PM  
We finish ahead of aussie in both relays. Well done team.

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 6 July 2008, 2:55 PM  
Again lets judge our performance based on Australia, it a shame the rest of the world is invited to the world champs??

Show Profile  kiwio Posted: 6 July 2008, 2:55 PM  
and dare we point out that:

43 teams
NZ 23
Aus 27

56 teams
NZ 28
Aus 36

Show Profile  robbie Posted: 7 July 2008, 3:10 PM  
Thanks kiwio
Greg--Try to be positive---not negitive

Show Profile  addison Posted: 7 July 2008, 3:45 PM  
A very respectable result for both relay teams. One to be proud of.

Scott definitely was a stand out in my mind, to do what he did towards the end took some pretty big balls. Not bad for a first time JWOCer and someone who is (lets remember) still at school.

But overall well done team. Sweden is tough. I think a few of you have found out what JWOC is really like when its in Europe. The advantages of terrain familiarity is now against you (unlike Aussie), as is acclimatisation and many other points. Still, plenty of practice will make perfect and the more JWOCs you go to hopefully the better you'll find it.

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 8 July 2008, 1:50 AM  
I think my outlook on results is far more positive than always comparing ourselves to Australia Robbie. Did I mention anything at all about the level of results, no just your typical dumb kiwi vs aussie mentality that really gets NZ moving no where on the world stage.

Show Profile  stu barr Posted: 8 July 2008, 2:10 AM  
the first worthwhile thing Greg has written on maptalk.


Show Profile  Dave Barr Posted: 8 July 2008, 2:39 AM  
True - and nowhere near the usual amount of grammatical and spelling errors.

Show Profile  SimonB Posted: 8 July 2008, 9:24 AM  

Show Profile  Greig Posted: 8 July 2008, 10:18 AM  
Has anyone else looked at Lizzie's splits from the long? Except for two mistakes in the first half of the course she was flying.

Show Profile  Auntie Janet Posted: 9 July 2008, 1:08 AM  
Speaking of flying, and following on from the recent Govt energy saving campaign "turn the lights out before you leave for Australia" it gives me and my fellow scone makers great pride to announce that we've been awarded funding to the tune of one million dollars (unfortunately not Australian dollars) to study the "comparing ourselves to Australia" phenomenon. We won't be able to continue with the hip hop tour (because of political reasons and also my broken hip) but plan to release the australia study findings over the next ywo years, in two parts.

Show Profile  Auntie Janet Posted: 9 July 2008, 1:25 AM  
Part one. Defining the terms of the study. Some common terms.

The feeling that you live in an Australian obsessed society - Claustrophobia.
Addoctive behaviour; constantly comparing your nose with Australians - Noztrilitis.
Shunned because you are always comparing yourself to Oz - Austracized.
That feeling you get when beat an Australian orienteer by the smallest amount - Satozfraction.
The great feeling of beating an Australian - Auphoria
From the great feeling of beating a European, particularly Scandis - Euphoria.
People leaving for greener pastures and whiter meringue peaks - Pavleavers.
Australians doing a 180 moving to NZ - the Drain Brain.
What they're calling NZ in govt circles - Aoteagoawaea.

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