Saturday, July 7, 2012
The Sprint is tomorrow afternoon. Jess is first off - 14:05 and Ant is the last starter at 16:56. There should be online results on the official website. http://www.jwoc2012.sk/
Hoping it cools down slightly but otherwise very excited :-)
Friday, July 6, 2012
JWOC excitement and nerves are starting.
Written by Jess
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Here are some pictures from the last few days:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
After training we headed to the lake. It was like a beach :) Bruce came along too :)
We were all pretty dead so most of the team decided not to go to the relay area for the afternoon session cause we had already run on that map. Nic, Zig, Zoe and Jess did the session cause they had missed the previous session on the map.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Our first long training session for the day was in the forest with us getting used to the karst terrain. It was very technical but we seemed to get into it after a few controls. The depressions put our depressions to shame with a shallow depression looking like one of ours.
Our second long training session for the day took us out the "kind of cool" forest and out into the open area karst terrain which turned out to be a lot more technical. They are obviously more adventurous people with there semi-light green looking rather close to our dark green.
Spiders in the forest are also rather irritating with their webs sticking to everything but luckily they are not big enough to encourage the well known South African shreaks ;)
Been learning how to play tarrot cards with the Slovinean guys and now we got a game of "Bullshit"going with a few countries.
By Jess :)
Saturday, June 30, 2012
We went back to our accommodation for lunch - potatoes, rice and chicken...again. Then we headed out to Bukovec for Relay / middle relevant training. A lot less green but very hilly. It was very hot and there was a fair bit of grumbling walking up the hill to the start. Luckily coach was feeling kind and knocked a km or so off our courses.
Friday, June 29, 2012
It was some good training that we all seemed to have enjoyed!
We decided to just walk back to accommodation and on the way back each got an ice-cream for the equivalent of about R3 each :)
When we got back to the accommodation we looked on Google Earth and tested our different route choices with a few surprising results.
Big Nic (coach) arrived about 16:00 and gave us our new tracksuits :) and checked into his room.
After Dinner Nic told us about the training plans for the week ahead, we all had a chilled evening with some having an early night. Asaf (Representing Israel) arrived and will be joining us for training, glad to have him! Looking forward to tomorrows training :-D
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Coach is only arriving tomorrow so we spent the morning figuring out how to get to a training area. We asked a few people about buses / trams before we found a dude who spoke English. He showed us which buses to take and ended up buying us a map of the town and bus tickets. Very friendly! We're going to take him chocolate to say thanks tomorrow.
We headed to the training area after lunch - Hradova. Was a wise choice to get the bus and not walk there. Rather a hilly 5km! We walked to the start and hid our bags in the forest. Quite a straight forward area ...until it started raining and our maps turned to mush. We'll probably do some sprint training tomorrow morning. Coach arrives in the afternoon.
The NZL team and 2 Aussies are here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We found a legit kids play arena, right by our next boarding gate, for playing with Bruceee! Worked up quite a sweat which has resulted in a few of us lacking a bit of energy:
Ant is probs just resting for the AWESOME training we are going to get started! :P
We are all really keen to hit up some Slovak forest! Keep checking this blog, our attackpoint links on the side.
Also check out the youth squds blog for info on their tour: sayoutho.tumblr.com
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The junior team includes: Stephanie Courtnage, Jessica Hemer, Sarah Pope, Salome van Hoepen, Bradley Lund and Anthony Stott.
The Youth team includes: Jessie and Cian Oldknow, Christie Courtnage, Laura Troost, Sarah Dutkiewicz, Timothy Chambers, Dylan Barry, Greg and David Avierinos and Roark and Miguel Robinson.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The SAOF Selection Committee have announced the Junior, Youth and Development national squads for 2012:
Men: (In no particular order)
Women: (In no particular order)
Salome Van Hoepen
Boys: (In no particular order)
Girls: (In no particular order)
All the athletes listed above will be expect to show steady improvement, commitment and fitness throughout the year. Included in this, the above athletes will be required to attend any squad trainings held in their respective provinces as well as 3000m track fitness assessments on dates to be advised. Team selection announcements will be made in March 2012.