Successful MTBO Training Camp ends

Shane Jenkins2011 Archive

P1010928_1A successful 6 day MTBO training camp has just been completed in Victoria. The camp had looked in doubt with the flooding currently taking place in central Victoria, and there were hassles finding an open road to some of the maps, but in the end we had ideal weather and were able to train on 12 different maps.

P1010916_1There were participants from Tasmania, Western Australia, ACT and Victoria including 3 Tassie juniors.

The camp started with two days in the Bendigo area and then they rode in Maryborough, Newstead, Woodend and the final two days were in Ballarat.

In Bendigo some of the riders competed in a local mountain bike cross country event, with Marc Gluskie (TAS) being our best performer.

One of the highlights was a full SI sprint race around the University of Ballarat which was won by Oscar Phillips (TAS).

The last activity was a race in Nerrina which was taken out by Marc Gluskie narrowly from Grant Lebbink (VIC). The majority of participants were juniors which augurs well for the future.

Kay Haarsma (coach)