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JWOC 2003

Show Profile  Bryn Posted: 1 July 2003, 11:29 PM  
we are all fit and well, the australians on other hand well they had a run in with a boarder gaurd, they thought it would be cool to climb under a fence into russia and then throw stones sensors which of couse set of an alarm, nxt minute they have been escorted back to the border guard HQ for interrogation! Footprints in the sand were inspected to see if anyone had escaped! Of course the only papers anyone had were a couple of driving licences so it took a while before the enevitable slap on the wrists......Russian border guards carry AK47s.

Edited by - Bryn on 2/07/2003 00:30:19

Show Profile  Alistair Posted: 2 July 2003, 12:45 AM  
Not the first time Australians have played border games.... in 2000 Grant, Tom & Dave Shep (I think) did some border hopping in Poland and Slovakia to avoid buying the visas - Dave got caught going back into Poland from Slovakia when he didn't have a visa for either country! Seem to remember he had a very long wait at the border that day.....

Also know that Sixten Sild (Estonia) an a couple of others hopped over the US-Canadian border in 1990 because it was so difficult for them to get Canadian visas back then.

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 8 July 2003, 4:01 PM  
I think JWOC starts tonight. Heres a link to the official website if anyone is interested.


Show Profile  That Claire Girl Posted: 9 July 2003, 1:38 AM  
Well.....first day of racing....the short qualification...........

I may as well save you guys the pain of actually looking at the JWOC site, and let you know how we went...

F#*KEN SH*T!!!!!!!

I did shit, Bryn did shit, Todd did shitter, and Tim did shittest!!!

Bryn managed to make the B-final, as did I, while Todd and Tim are down to running the C final tomorow...

As you can guess, we are feeling absolutly on top of the world and are revving for tomorow, looking forward to more of that lovely thick green crap, those nice boggy marshes, and those beautiful insects like mosquitoes...


Show Profile  Bryn Posted: 9 July 2003, 1:40 AM  
I Love Estonia

Well the Women anyway

Show Profile  That Claire Girl Posted: 9 July 2003, 1:41 AM  
I love estonia too...really i do!!

.....................................................................................................................................................................(doubt it!!)

Show Profile  BJ Posted: 9 July 2003, 4:49 AM  
bryn mate, the only thing i reckon your enjoying is Piret (thats was her name wasnt it?) at least shes running all right. Well as for the aussies they dont seem to be doing much better, with only 1 girl and 2 guys thru to the final. hope that is the end of the bad results for everybody.
As for the border crossing story, we did it as well, 3 weeks ago at Jukola, myself and a couple of brits. the site was only 75kms from the border so we thought we would drive there. A few stolen signs later, pictures and my courteous dump on the russian border post and we headed back for the races.

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 11 July 2003, 4:29 PM  
Classic results:

Claire 63

Bryn 95
Todd 118
Tim 155

Show Profile  That Claire Girl Posted: 12 July 2003, 1:42 AM  
hmmm...i was feeling pretty shit about my results, so for interests sake I looked on Winsplits and checked out my time without mistakes (a feature which somehow works out everyones time averaging against the winner on all controls except the big mistakes..)

Turns out I would have come 19th in Short Qualification (qualifying for A final) if i hadnt been such an idiot!! And then having only qualified for the B final, I would have come 8th in that had I not been completely crap again on the same fricken number control (number 4). In the classic I apprently wouldnt have done any better than 60th anyway!

No excuses really, mistakes are all part of orienteering anyway, so it doesnt matter, all in the past...moving on now...trying to smile...getting ready for the party soon...

By the way, the boys relay order is: Bryn, Todd, Tim. The river is swollen from the rain so we will apperntly be swimming during our course. I am running first leg in a composite team with Spain and Italy.

Show Profile  HeadHoncho Posted: 12 July 2003, 7:10 AM  
Thanks for the updates Claire and Bryn. I think 63rd in the classic is a reasonable effort - 2 Aussies ahead and 4 behind.

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 12 July 2003, 8:57 AM  
42nd with less than 800m was looking pretty good as well, what do these results show us.. NZ juniors need more 'big race' experience




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