and Roark was Saturdays winner of the #jwoc2015 picture competition!
I trust you have all being following their progress on the JWOC website and we hope to hear some news directly from them soon?
But until then, in summary: Tim and Roark both put in great performances in the sprints, delivering personal bests by finishing in the top 36% and 53% of the field respectively.
This middle terrain has been really tough ! World of O commented yesterday on the qualification map that "The terrain needed lots of experience of Scandinavia terrain and that those runners had a significant advantage." Nevertheless, Tim put in another stellar performance to secure a solid place in the B qualification (and again another personal best in the qualifications). Its now only the 4th time a SA Male Junior has been able to accomplish this feat (and Tim has done it twice)!
Whilst Roark and Dylan appear to have struggled in their qualification races yesterday, all 3 boys delivered fantantic results today in their respective final races .
Tim's 16th place is SAs best result in a B final (taken across all measures) and Roarks 4th place is SA's best placing in a C final. Dylans solid 13th position is the best ever placing for a male athlete at their first JWOC and is even better than the results that current WOC members Mike and Brad ever delivered in their C finals, both in terms of actual position and % time to the winner.
Well done everyone!