I need one!
I just got back from the Junior Aussies on Saturday, after driving the CV Van that Rocked home. Another big week at titles, I need a rest or a holiday or something. At the titles the Vic boys broke (twice!) the previous JM17 team sprint Australian record, Conor, Ryan and Tom blew it to bits in qualifying, then beat their record again in the final. All their changes were spot on - no DQ's. Conor also managed to break the Aust record for the 500m ITT but only held the record for about 6 minutes, as Ryan Schilt and Cam Scott broke it again in the last heat. Exciting times indeed. Brit Jackson managed a couple of solid bronze medals in the Sprint and the TT, and missed out, with Alana Field, on the bronze in the JW17 by 4 thousandths of a second. Everything matters in this game.
The team performed above expectations and other records that went included the JM17 team pursuit and the JW17 500 and F200, both broken by a very talented Tahlay Christie from Perth. Tahlay had a superb titles, winning the sprint, TT and keirin and setting two Australian records along the way. Tahlay's a great kid and a gracious, well mannered athlete. Clay Worthington from WA is coaching her and they're a teriffic team.
For us, Aust masters champs are coming up and I am going to fiddle around with my new Garmin VIRB Elite and use it for some F200 pacing analysis over the next couple of weeks. Sometime, I'll get a rest ...