On the slopes of Ftan just above the team hotel today was the Middle Qualification heats with the top 20 from each heat going through to the A final tomorrow. The weather today was cooler and rain threatened, with heavy rain stating just about two thirds through the start list.
Both Matt Doyle and Henry McNulty continued with their good form, both finishing in 6th place in their heat. Matt with a time of 27:24 was 3:39mins down on the winner and Henry with a time 26:53 was 1:44 min down on the winner. Both Matt and Henry easily qualify for the A final tomorrow. Aston Key was very close to qualifying being only 24 sec behind 20th place. Aston had a small error at control 17 but otherwise a very steady run. The other men were all a little off the speed needed to make the A final and made a few small technical errors and will all now compete in the B final.
In the women’s Winnie Oakhill just missed out on the A final with a time of 32:55 -6:04 min down on the winner in 21st place, 30 sec down on 20th place. The other women were generally happy with their runs but their speed was not there and a few technical errors cost them time.
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