Tricky wind conditions in Otepää on Saturday forced the GBR athletes to make too many errors on the Range to catch up with the race leaders – no matter how fast they roller skied. There was only one clear round in the Junior Men’s Sprint and just two in the Women’s.
Making his international début, Gareth GRIFFIN 2 Regt AAC shot 2-4 to finish 48th in the Junior Men’s Sprint with teammate Robert SIRCUS Cairngorm BNSC (3-1) at 37th. In the Women’s Sprint Amanda LIGHTFOOT AGC was 37th with a 4-4.
The results improved in the Pursuit with Amanda LIGHTFOOT (1-1-2-1) moving up 7 places to finish 30th, but sadly not matching her 7th place finish 12 months ago. In the Junior Men’s race Robert SIRCUS moved up 3 places to 34th, shooting 2-0-0-1 whilst Gareth GRIFFIN (0-2-1-2) moved up 6 to finish a credible 42nd.
Picture (from Rex Sircus) of Robert, Gareth & Amanda