Written by T Dobbin
Tonight at the DSB Bank team training in Thialf Shane Dobbin was told from his coach that he will be racing in the A grade this weekend. Saturday night in Utretch the women's race starts at 18:30 followed by the A Grade starting at 19:30 and finally starting in the first division with Dj Nation from New Zealand at 20:45.
It will be a big weekend for Shane having been out of racing in the A grade for a month. After this race on Monday night with a time of 6 minutes 37 seconds for his first attempt at the 5km his team knows he is in good shape and will be able to show it Saturday night.
Starting in the DSB team is Shane Dobbin, Ingmar Berga, Arjan Smit & Jan Maarten Heideman.
Last weekend's races in Enschede had to be put on hold for New Zealander Wayne Begg & Aussie Sophie Muir. They will be taking part in this weekend's races on Saturday night in Enschese which is on some of the fastest ice in Holland. Wayne & Sophie will be racing both the 500 meter and the 1500 meter and Josh Lose will be racing the 3 kilometer.
Keep posted for more updates over the weekend.