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Inline Euros 2014 – Day 7

Monday, August 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

The final day of euros is of course the day of the marathons. Ordinarily, this is only a half day’s worth of racing leaving skaters with a good few hours to get [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 6

Sunday, August 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The third and final day of road competition ended with a bang. Rushing to fit in all the racing before the rain came (and it really came bucketing down about 20 minutes after [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 5

Saturday, August 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The second day of road racing was an interesting mix of the long and short distances. Interesting because the schedule was modified slightly and this resulted in the 20k [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 4

Friday, August 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Since European championships is not *quite* as big a deal as world championships, we don’t get a full rest day. Instead, we got half a day… actually, it was more [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 3

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Today saw the conclusion of the track portion of the competition with the 1000m races and the relays. I know I said that points elimination races are some of the most painful [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 2

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 // 4 Comments

Today started very early with the heats for the 500m. Unlike in long track ice skating, in inline skating the 500m is not about racing the clock. A number of heats, quarters, [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

If I had to describe today in a word, I would have to say “long”. Part of the reason for this is because the first day of competition is when they contest the [more...]

Inline Euros 2014 – Day 0

Sunday, July 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

The day before a race is always nerve-wracking. I’ve been skating in international competition since I was 13 years old, and I still get nerves before a big competition [more...]

Sochi Day 13: Team Pursuit Final

Saturday, February 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

My final update… The semifinal of the ladies team pursuit kicked things off and went pretty much as expected. The close match between Russia and Poland went in [more...]

Sochi Day 12: Team Pursuit Preliminaries

Friday, February 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Russian girls snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and will go on to the next round, to be contested tomorrow. The preliminary stages of the team pursuit went largely [more...]

Sochi Day 11: Ladies 5000m

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Is this what redemption looks like? Recap The final individual event in the competition did not disappoint. As expected Carien Kleibeuker, the marathon skater from the [more...]

Sochi Day 10: Mens 10,000m

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Consistency is key, and these two have been at the top for a while now. Recap The added spectacle of the Olympics might be the only reason that I would voluntarily sit [more...]

Sochi Day 9: Ladies 1500m

Sunday, February 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

Marathon skater Jorrit Bergsma presents a challenge to Sven’s supremacy. Recap Exciting as always, the Olympics continues to throw surprises at us, thick and fast. Olga [more...]

Sochi Day 8: Mens 1500m

Saturday, February 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands leads Arianna Fontana of Italy at the European championships for short track. Recap After an uneventful, but controversial day off (which [more...]

Sochi Day 6: Ladies 1000m

Thursday, February 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bart Swings, a current world champion in inline skating is looking to add an Olympic medal to his collection. Recap The olympics continues to surprise and in that sense, [more...]
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