Monday, January 25, 2010

Written by T Dobbin
It was a successful weekend for Shane racing in the Regional All-Round qualification in Calgary.. With four races skated, Shane achieved three personal best times, two new national records and a place in the World All-Round Championships in Heerenveen in mid-March after winning the final distance of the weekend in the 10km.

Shane's times for the weekend were as follows:
500m - 38.20
1500m - 1.47,88
5km - 6.26,05
10km - 13.34,03

There is still room for improvement with three weeks left of training before Vancouver. Now it's back to Salt Lake City for this period and getting back into the final preparation. Don't forget to follow @ShaneDobbin on twitter! Thanks to Daniel Yeow for his great photography.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Follow Shane Dobbin on Twitter

Written by T Dobbin
For those of you who have a twitter account, be sure to start following @shanedobbin with his updates prior to the Vancouver and throughout Vancouver.

Shane set a new personal flying lap record in his training yesterday morning in Salt Lake City. He skated a lap time of 24.99 which is by far his best lap ever. After training he then attempted to travel in the evening to Calgary for this weekend's Regional All-Round Qualification and half way into the flight, the Pilot had to turn around and head back to Salt Lake City due to heavy fog. If all goes well he will be arriving around midday today into Calgary.

Keep posted via Twitter and here on his blog for more updates.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Shane's New NZ National Record

Written by T Dobbin
With only 31 days until Vancouver Shane Dobbin is currently in Salt lake City training.

Yesterday was the first training race that Shane is racing prior to Vancouver in Salt Lake City. where he raced a 3 kilometer breaking his own New Zealand National Record by 7 seconds. Shane skated a 3km time of 3.50,91 racing at what is normally his 5km pace, skating a flat race from start to finish and it's good preparation prior to Vancouver
On the 23rd and 24th of January Shane will be in Calgary racing the Regional Qualifier for North American and Oceania Regions to try to qualify for the 2010 World All-Round Championships which will be held in March in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

Shane is really enjoying his training in Salt Lake with Derek Parra USA National Coach and Chad Hedrick as well as other skates in the USA National Team. There is alot of hard work that has to be put in during this time and it's a great place to be.

Keep posted for more updates.