Sep 14, 2015

Interløpers at WOC 2015

Category: General
Posted by: JaneC

Final Interløper selections at WOC 2015 (1-7 August)

The final GBR selection for WOC had a strong Interløpery theme to it, with Hector joining Scott and Murray on the team.  They were pitting their wits against the best/worst efforts of other Interløpers: Middle/Relay Planner (Graeme), Long Controller (Colin), moderated by Technical Coordinator (Graham).

In the Sprint at Forres on Sunday 2nd, Scott finished 13th, and Murray 18th, out of 45 competitors, 27 and 36 secs respectively behind the winner, Jonas Leandersson of Sweden.  Full results are here, and more info can be found on the WOC website.

In the Middle at Darnaway Forest on Tuesday 4th, Hector finished 10th= (out of 79), 1m45s behind the winner, Daniel Hubmann of Switzerland.  Alison was 59th in the Women's race.  Full results are at this link.

On first lap of the Relay at Darnaway on Wednesday 5th, Scott brought GB in 8th;  Graham Gristwood had a storming run to bring the team up to 2nd, but on anchor leg Ralph Street was overtaken by the Norwegian and French teams, finishing 4th, 2m49s behind Switzerland, who led from Start to Finish.  USA Women finished 20th, with Alison 23rd on the second lap.  The GB girls were 9th.  Full results are here.

In the Long race at Glen Affric on Friday 7th, Hector placed 17th out of 74 in 109m06s, 9m20s behind the winner, France's Thierry Gueorgiou.  Graham Gristwood was 18th, and Ali McLeod 26th.  Full results are at this link.