Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Mid Week News Update

Written by T Dobbin

After a hard weekend of racing it was a few days of recovery training for Shane. Both Shane Dobbin & Dj Nation went out bike riding on Sunday for a recovery ride and 15 minutes into their ride it started to snow. So what was meant to be a recovery turned into a hard but cold ride!

This weekend Shane will be racing in the first division marathon in his home club race in Assen. Assen is always a difficult race with many attacks and the ice is slower, but in saying that with the weather so cold at the moment (snowing again last night & maximum temperatures approximately 4 degrees) the ice should stay better throughout the race & will be harder ice.

Saturday night's program starts with the ladies racing at 18:30, then the A grade men at 19:30 and finally the First Division at 20:45.

Starting in A grade this weekend for Shane's marathon team DSB Bank is Ingmar Berga, Jan Maarten Heideman, Jeron de Vries & Arjan Smit.

Last week we mentioned that Wayne Begg, Sophie Muir and Joshua Lose would take the start in their long track debuts. It's great to see them get their first races under way with the following times.

Wayne Begg (New Zealand) 500 meter - 39,66 (PB)
Wayne Begg (New Zealand) 1000 meter - 1:18,72 (PB)
Sophie Muir (Australia) 500 meter - 44,91 (New Australia National Record) (PB)
Sophie Muir (Australia) 1000 meter - 1:31,59 (PB)
Joshua Lose (Australia) 3000 meter - 4.11,64 (PB)

They will be taking part again this weekend in the long track races in their home ice rink of Enschede. To view all official ice times go to :

Keep posted for more updates coming soon.

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