Aussies 1st and 2nd at Tallinn City Race

Two of Australia’s team members for WOC in Finland were competing in the Tallinn O week events held in Estonia this week.

Felicity Brown who will be competing in the Sprint at WOC won the Tallinn City Race yesterday against an international field. The event was held in Tallinn Old Town and was a middle distance race with a scale of 1:4000. Felicity won the 6.9km race in a time of 34.46, second was Sarka Svobona (CZE) who placed 2nd in the Sprint at JWOC 2007 in Dubbo, third was Ruth Holmes from Great Britain.

Bryan Keely made the trip to Estonia after competing at Jukola last weekend and after winning a local event on Tuesday in his first experience of orienteering in Estonia came a very close second in the M21A class at the Tallin City Race yesterday.

These races have provided Felicity and Bryan with valuable race experience leading into the World Championships. Bryan is now off to Finland to meet up with some other WOC team members to compete in the Finnish WOC trials on this weekend.