Australian Rollerski Championships 2014

The 2014 event was held today in very blustery conditions on the Stromlo Forest Criterium Track and on the Bindubi St bike path. This was the first year we have held these championships with an international field with Slovenia represented by 2014 Winter Olympian Barbara Jezersek and Russia by Gregory Kazancev. Barbara dominated the womens’ field in all 3 events (and in the process, the entire mens’ field during the mass start).

Thanks go out to Snowgum Wodonga for sponsoring the event and giving us the ability to raise money for the Amelia McGuinness Foundation. Photos will follow soon. Also to thank are the volunteers who were able to take over timing duties so the chief of race could participate in the event. An incredible job was done with bib numbers all over the place whilst co-ordinating a start and finish with hand timing 2.2km apart is a skill to be envious of.

For those of you unfamiliar with roller skis, they come in all different shapes and speeds as a very rough guide a Swenor #2 is equatable to a Marwe #6 in speed and lower numbers mean faster wheels.

Results are as follows:

1.2km Freestyle Sprint:

Under 16 Women A Final and TT time in brackets:

1. Felicia Auer (4:27) – Swenor #2

2. Lola Timewell (4:37) – Swenor #2

Under 16 Men:

1. Will Neuhaus (3:40) – Marwe #6

2. Declan Burke (3:55) – Swenor #2

3. Archie Gordon (3:58) – Start Combi

4. Bentley Walker-Broose (4:32) – Unknown

Open Women:

1. Barbara Jezersek (2:42) – Ski Way Racing

2. Anna Trnka (3:20) – Michal Trnka Special

3. Casey Wright (3:21) – Marwe #6

4. Katerina Paul (3:57) – Marwe #6

5. Tess Bradford (4:05) – Marwe #6

6. Saskia Auer (5:05) – Swenor #2

Open Men:

1. Damon Morton (2:31) – Eagle Sport Racing

2. Cameron Morton (2:33) – Eagle Sport Racing

3. Alasdair Tutt (2:50) – Marwe #6

4. Gregory Karancev (2:52) – Start

5. Nick Montgomery (2:52) – Marwe #6

6. Matt Bull (3:14) – Marwe #6

7. Ben Barr (3:20) – Swenor #2

8. Jean-Claude Legras (3:20) – Swenor #2

 

Freestyle Mass Start Criterium (Same roller skis unless noted):

Under 16 Women (2 Laps – 2.4km):

1. Felicia Auer 8:44

2. Lola Timewell 9:49

Under 16 Men (2 Laps – 2.4km):

1. Will Neuhaus 7:48

2. Archie Gordon 8:03

3. Declan Burke 8:15

4. Bentley Walker-Broose 10:38

Open Women (5 Laps – 6km)

1. Barbara Jezersek 15:20 – One Way Skate – then skied 24:27 for 8 laps.

2. Anna Trnka 17:50

3. Casey Wright 18:33

4. Tess Bradford 22:22

5. Saskia Auer 22:49

6. Katerina Paul DNF

Mens Open (8 Laps – 9.6km):

1. Nick Montgomery 24:47

2. Gregory Kazancev 26:42

3. Alasdair Tutt – 27:18

4. Ben Barr – 27:47

5. Damon Morton – 27:52 – Marwe #6

6. Cameron Morton – 28:01 – Marwe #6

7. Jean-Claude Legras – 28:31

8. Warren McCourt – 28:51 – Unknown

 

Classic Hill Climb (2.2km):

Under 16 Women:

1. Felicia Auer 12:41 – Swenor Skate #2

2. Lola Timewell 14:14 – Swenor Skate #2

Under 16 Men:

1. Will Neuhaus 9:46 – One Way Classic

2. Declan Burke 13:04 – Unknown

Open Women:

1. Barbara Jezersek 7:47 – V2 940C

2. Casey Wright 8:16 – Swenor Classic #2

3. Anna Trnka 8:51 – Swenor Classic #3

4. Katerina Paul 9:31 – Marwe Classic #6

5. Saskia Auer 10:49 – Swenor Skate #2

Open Men:

1. Alasdair Tutt 7:00 – Swenor Classic #3

2. Ben Barr 7:09 – Swenor Classic #1

3. Damon Morton 7:13 – Swenor Classic #2

4. Nick Montgomery 7:29 – Swenor Classic #2/3

5. Cameron Morton 7:44 – Marwe Classic #6

6. Matt Bull 8:48 – Marwe Skate #6

7. Warren McCourt 9:09 – Unknown

8. Jean-Claude Legras 9:58 – Swenor Skate #2

 

 

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