Friday, December 5, 2008

Watch the Essent Cup Live

To view this weekend's Essent Cup race in Assen live on the internet and future marathon races be sure to visit:

Start times around the World For Saturday evenings Live Race.
Netherlands (Europe): 19:30
USA East Coast : 14:30
USA West Coast : 11:30
New Zealand: 07:30 (Sunday Morning)
Australia East Coast: 04:30 (Sunday Morning)
Australia West Coast: 02:30 (Sunday Morning)

Or visit your local time. Start times above are for the Men's A grade race. Remembering the ladies start one hour before and the First Division men start one hour 15 minutes after.

Announcement Essent Cup 6 in Assen

Written by T Dobbin

This Saturday evening will be the sixth Essent Cup to be held in Assen. Assen is the home club rink of Shane aswell as Dj Nation and both will be wanting to have a strong race being so close to home. Assen is just 30 minutes from where they are currently living. Assen rink is closed over the 400 meter baan but open in the center. With the center open and the temperatures cold at the moment it will allow the ice to stay good or at least alot better during the races.

Yesterday at the official team training from DSB Bank, Shane Dobbin was asked by his coach Peter de Vries to skate in the A grade again this weekend. Of course it's a honour for Shane to race in the A grade and will be ready to work hard and have a good, strong race for the team.

Dj Nation will be skating in the first division again on Saturday and hoping to continue his good result from last weekend.

The ladies race starts first at 18:30 followed by the A grade men at 19:30 and the final event of the evening is the first division starting at 20:45. The A grade men's race can be viewed live on the internet with this link coming soon for tomorrow's race!

Also racing this weekend in the long track events held in Enschede are New Zealander Wayne Begg racing both on Saturday & Sunday, as well as Australian's Sophie Muir, Daniel Greig, Brooke Lochland, Hong Kong's Daniel Yoew & racing just on Sunday Frenchmen Alexis Contin racing after he will be taking start in the A grade marathon on Saturday night.

Keep posted for results which will be coming soon.

Latest News

Written by T Dobbin

Last night as per usual sitting on the couch on Wednesday night watching Criminal Minds followed by Numb3rs when we had a knock on the door. Normally at 21:30 in the evening we don't get so many knocks at the door so at first we weren't sure whether there was someone there or kids playing a joke.. Then the next minute a knock at the kitchen window. We did ask who was there but no answer. Once again a knock at the front door and when we asked who was it someone answered "Shane Dobbin". Finally we ask who it was and the man said "i am here for Shane Dobbin.

We opened the door and at 21:30 last night Shane was called up from WADA for an "Out of Competition Drug Test". Because of the new online "Where abouts forms" via ADAMS Shane has to update every three months or when plans change his every where abouts for training, living and racing.

So Shane at 22:00 after filling out all the forms has to drink three bottles of water, a can of fanta zero and had the tap running for a while before he could actually do his test.

At 23:00 the WADA Anti-doping Chaparone left the house and the drug test was complete.

It's great to see that things are moving forward with doping controls and finally a system is in place for every athlete around the World.

Keep posted for updates on this weekend's Essent Cup 6 marathon in Assen.