Em, the rocket!
Emily's over in Adelaide and she's flying!
While we (Pat, John & I) were training this morning at Blackburn, I kept looking at my phone .. Emily's over in Adelaide at the Nationals and today she has sprint qualifying (flying 200's) and later the 500m time trial. Due to a misunderstanding of timing (we thought she was riding around 9am, but it was 11:30 SA time, 12:00 here) I was watching the phone for no reason, but the news came flooding in around 12. Em set a new PB in the flying 200, with a 14.145s (50.901km/h) ride, she's qualified the fastest of the Victorian girls and has qualified 6th fastest overall in JW15. This on an unfamiliar velodrome at the end of a long long season, is amazing in itself. Consider also that she's just (yesterday) turned 13, and is one of the youngest of the JW15 girls and the F200 is not her favorite event. Tonight she rides her pet race, the 500m time trial. She won this by quite a margin at the Vics a month ago beating the older Victorian girls, and we've worked a lot on her strength and standing starts since then. I'll be waiting for the SMS's to roll in tonight. Go Em, you're flying!