Results from the Cooma Open held at Perisher on Sunday July 24.
The 2011 Australian Championship series continued at Falls Creek yesterday with distance events in freestyle technique. In the open women 5km freestyle Esther Bottomley added another title to her collection, winning by a minute ahead of a her competitors. Callum Watson similarly cleaned up the open men 10km freestyle by over a minute and a half ahead of second place. Continue reading
This year for the first time there are two Australian Sprint Championships – one in Classic technique and one in Freestyle. The Australian Classic Sprint Championship was held today at Falls Creek. In the open men Callum Watson won the A-Final ahead of Ben Sim and Phillip Bellingham. Esther Bottomley won the open women A-Final ahead of Lucy Glanville and Aimee Watson. As the highest ranked U20 athletes in the finals Bellingham and Glanville claimed the Australian Junior titles. In the younger age classes Hamish Roberts won the U16 boys final and Xanthea Dewez the U16 girls final. Competitors were treated to almost perfect racing conditions, with firm tracks, blue skis and no wind. Qualification results are posted below, the finals results will come later. Continue reading
Further to the updated Australian Competition Rules published on this site earlier this week, this PDF below contains the main competition rules relevant for athletes and coaches. This includes the definition of classic technique, obstruction and overtaking rules, and rules for coaches and officials during the competition.
Athletes or coaches who are unsure of the interpretation of the rules should contact the relevant race organiser or the Technical Delegate of the competition.
A great weekend of racing at Perisher with the ACT Classic and NSW Freestyle Distance Championships being held. Overall 1st placegetters over the weekend were Callum Watson and Lucy Glanville who successfully won both the Open Classic and Freestyle events. Chris Darlington placed 2nd on the Open Men and Daniel Walker acquitted himself well in his 1st year of Juniors, placing 3rd in the Open Men’s.
Georgia Merritt and Siobhan Jones took 2nd place honours on each day and the Boys U16’s was also a split affair with Hamish Roberts claiming the classic crown and Damon Morton the freestyle crown. Full Results below in PDF format. Continue reading