Australian JWOC Team Training Camp report

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The Australian Team has settled into the IK Uven clubhouse south of Goteborg and enjoying the Swedish forest. We have raised the Australian flag at the clubhouse with great pride. The weather has been changeable and we need to take a range of clothing to cover all possibilities!  The weather is gradually getting warmer as the week progresses.

jwoc-1Some of the team have been in Sweden for over 2 weeks and trained last week under the tutelage of David Shepherd and Jo Allison.  A few are battling the affects of competing in Jukola having coming down with colds.  Simon Uppill is with us and giving the team some valuable training advice and Julian Dent is joining the camp on Wednesday evening to give some last minute tips for orienteering in Swedish terrain.  The locals are little perplexed about our use of their clubhouse and use the facilities without a worry.

The clubhouse is comfortable and well equipped for cooking our own meals and the cooking groups are doing some great dishes which are consumed readily and with enthusiasm.

We are gradually easing into the Swedish way of life and relaxing with some light technical training in between. The team has done some long training on Partille-Gunnilise and met up with the New Zealand team today for some short relay legs and practice in mass starts on Oserjo.

Tomorrow the team plans to do some middle distance training on Jonsered Norr. Updates from the team will be posted on the JWOC Team Blog.

Hilary Wood