MT BIKE UPDATE

rimg0488A reminder that entries close in early December for the New Zealand MTBO Carnival. Flights at reasonable cost are also getting scarce. Fifty five Aussies have already indicated that they intend to compete in this South Island multi-day carnival from Jan 7-14th. Events are held in varying sites ranging from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Training opportunities for National Squad Members and interested others.                           

-Dec 27-31st – Falls Creek-physical altitude training

Fabrizio Andreoni (Albury-Wodonga triathlon coach and orienteer) has a squad of 15 already booked in and his accommodation is full though he is trying to get a bigger place as he normally takes 30 up. Contact no is 0447368245 Detailed program of planned training sessions available at:www.fab4fitness.com

Accommodation options: try Falls Creek itself or Howman’s Gap (4kms below Falls Creek) does have accom available.

-Jan 2-7 Beechworth. This would be piggy backing on foot o training camp. About 6 mtbo maps available in the region plus Beechworth and Mt Beauty mtb parks to hone your skills.

-April 25-27th Immediately prior to World Champs selection trials (April 28-29th), based at Castlemaine. Short technical navigation exercises in similar terrain to hone your skills. Ian Dalton / Kay Haarsma to lead.

2012 World Championships are being held in Veszprem, Hungary from August 20-25th

These will incorporate JWOC,WOC & WORLD MASTERS all at the same time.

For further information on any of the above contact me at: kayhaarsma@hotmail.com