Winter Hopping

Callum Watson

As Australian Winter athletes, we follow a pretty unusual trend. As soon as the weather begins to warm with the sun growing in strength, everyone prepares for the beach, sun-baking, surfing and getting a tan. We however do the complete opposite and jet ourselves to the Northern Hemisphere for another long winter. This ongoing pattern has meant that whenever it is warm, we definitely make the most of it!

For the short part of spring that was spent in Australia, I probably only enjoyed 5 days of good Australian heat. On one of these particular days, Paul Kovacs and I had just done another tough Hill Bounding Intensity sessions and were running back to his house in Porepunkah. Pk stopped to tie his shoe so I went ahead slightly and spotted a big Black snake off the side of the track. Pk then approached with interest and must have felt somewhat cheaten as…

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The white fluffy stuff has landed!

Paul Kovacs. Elite Cross-Country Skier

So opposite to what you might think Aussies bring the good luck and SNOW!

So the first day we woke at our coaches house and after a very leisurely start and an amazing breakfast, it was off for a very easy 3 hour walk through the trails at Tahoe Donner. The plan was to help August homologate the trail system for the Spring Series that will take place there in March. The course is going to be brutal for the 50km and doing 7 laps is going to be painful. It will be easily the hardest race I’ve done. Walking the trails was amazing, being in America for the first time and not seeing snow is a little strange! However the whole area is covered in single track during spring and the fall so Callum and I were super keen to get the bikes out and hit up some of…

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