The 7th St Johns Club River City Tour 2016 is now finished. Despite the weather wasn't completely cooperating, with officials, club members and parents help, we were able to run it smoothly. Big thanks to them!
There had been many great races and we saw great performance from skaters from Hamilton to Dunedin.
We are hosting a recreational skating marathon event "Skate the Cemetery Circuit" on 3rd Jan 2016. All are welcome!
If you are interested, you can either download the form from our website and fill it out, then bring it to our booth at Kowhai Park or Jubilee Stadium during the NZ Speed Skating Championships 2015. Or you can grab a form from our booth during the NZ Champs 2015 and fill it out onsite. For details of NZ Champs 2015, please see our previous post regarding that.
Thanks for the wonderful support of everyone, the St. Johns Club River City Tour 2015 concluded with great success. We are gradually uploading some photos and footage that capture the highlights of the tour. Watch this space for the next few weeks!
Speed skating is a fast moving sport filled with adrenaline, occasionally accidents do happen. Most of them are minors with scratches or bruises. Here is one that happened during the flat track race. The footage was taken at 240fps, in other words 8 times slower than normal speed. You can also view it from YouTube here.
A report from the Wanganui Chronicle from Friday 20th June on Krystine's performance in the Masters World Marathon Championships in Dijon France.
Click on the link to read the article and click on the image to see more pictures of Krystine's race.
Jess has just taken part in the Worgl
round of the European In Line Cup. This is what she had to say:
good weekends racing in Wörgl with some awesome weather. A PB in my 300 time
trial, 28.3 and 5th place. Made the 500m final which is a good result for me
and won both the long races because the team was working for me. So first in
the overall long distance and 2 overall. Split the prize money between the 3
arma girls so came home with a new watch and 90 euro each. With a lot of help
from Jenny and Josie these were my best results so far."
The indoor stages of the River City Tour. Most of the heats, all of the finals and a few of the special stages. There is a seperate video for each grade and they can be watched full screen in High Definition.
This is all the videos from the areas. The sprints are compiled into 2 videos with music, stage 2 is split into seperate videos and the other stages are combined into single videos. The two middle races in stage 3 are missing due to cameraman error.