Round and Crane qualify for the WOC2011 middle final!

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Vanessa running to qualify in middleGrace Crane running to qualify in the middle qualCongratulations to Vanessa Round and Grace Crane  for making it through to the WOC2011 middle distance final which will be held on Friday at La Féclaz.

Vanessa had a tough decision to make towards the last control when she dropped her map at the top of a large cliff. She remembered the control from the long qualification so decided that she knew where to go and to just keep on going rather than scrambling back up the cliff and risk missing out on a spot in the final!

Unfortunately Jasmine Neve, Rob Preston, Simon Uppill and Julian Dent didn’t make it through to the final. Jasmine and Rob are now preparing for the relay which will be on Saturday. Simon and Julian have now turned their attention to the sprint qualification and final.

Monday is a rest day for the WOC competitors and then on Tuesday morning we’ll be in Aix-les-Bains for the sprint qualification before heading to Chambéry in the afternoon for the final.

Grace Crane, Mace Neve, Rachel Effeney, Julian Dent and Simon Uppill will be representing Australia in the WOC2011 sprint qualification.

Don’t miss watching them qualify by watching For each of the final races you can see live gps tracking at

From the Australian WOC2011 Media Team.