Austrian racing

Ash Spittle

This weekend we competed in our first races of the season, held here in stunning Seefeld, Austria. I competed in all 3 races, including the skate sprint on Friday, classic 5km on Saturday and skate 5km on Sunday. While I’ll try to not go too heavy on the racing details, because personally I find reading about race details quite dull, I think thats what some people would want to hear, so a compromise it is!

Friday’s race was in some ways the most challenging, as it was the first race back and only the second intensity session we’ve done since arriving here, but then again it was a sprint, nice and short so over quickly. I had a few wobbles coming out of the start and on the downhill but held it together and felt I skied a strong race, though maybe not as snappy as I’d hoped. I was…

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