Skate Australia Speed has sent an Australian team to Korea to participate in the Korean Open.

 

Keep checking in for updates by the Team Manager, Peter Garriga!alt

19th April
The Australian Speed Team has arrived in Namwon Korea to compete at the 2014 Korea Open and the six members (Sam Evans, Liam Garriga, Dan Harris, Sandra Lorincz, Harry Stogdale, Jaiden Lanigan) and Team Manager (Peter Garriga) are settling in well. The hospitality and friendliness of Koreans is amazing!

We are situated in a hotel about a kilometre from the Track and have easy access to the Lotte Mart across the road which provides food, supplies and cash!

The team has had three training sessions on the Banked Track venue so far and are adapting well, although still a bit tired from the travel. Racing commences on Saturday and runs for three days on the Banked Track before moving onto Road - each team member has three events in each competition. The competition is world class standard and will be extremely challenging for all.

22nd April
Harry Stogdale had a great performance in the Junior Men's Track 10K Points/Elim race by finishing first over the line but 5th on points - against about 50 competitors - great performance!

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Update - 24th April 2014

With the threat of rain for the next 2 days and sunshine today , we have ploughed through the program to complete days 2 and 3 in one day. At the time of writing they are attempting to begin the relay events. A buzz of excitement surrounds me as a group of very tired skaters prepare relay tactics.

 

Results are below:

- Cadet Boys - 10k Elimination
- Cadet Girls - 10k Elimination
- Junior Boys - 10k Points
- Junior Girls - 10k Points
- Masters Men - 3000m Final
- Masters Men - 500m Final
- Junior Boys - 500m Final
- Junior Girls - 500m Final
- Cadet Girls - 500m Final
- Junior Girls - 20k Elimination
- Masters Men - 1000m Final
- Cadet Boys - 1000m Final

Update - 22nd April 2014

With the first morning under grey yet clear skies we have managed to complete time trials. Programmer is going to continue with distance races whilst it is clear.

Results are below.

- Cadet Boys 200m Time Trial

- Cadet Girls 200m Time Trial

- Junior Boys 200m Time Trial

- Junior Girls 200m Time Trial

- Masters Men 200m Time Trial


17th April 2014
With only a few days before the start of Oceania's 2014, skaters from around Australia put their final training under wraps and prepare to travel to Palmerston North in New Zealand.

This years Oceania team are as follows:

Grace Stevens WA Junior Ladies
Taylor Thompson WA Junior Ladies
Kayla Northover VIC Junior Ladies
Hannah Linn VIC Junior Ladies
India Gouldberg WA Junior Ladies
Sarah Richardson VIC Cadet Girls
Charmaine Chu VIC Cadet Girls
Giselle Stogdale VIC Cadet Girls
Kaylee Lewsen WA Cadet Girls
Daryl Hunter VIC Masters 40+
Daniel Higgins VIC Senior Men
Dakota Stephan VIC Junior Men
Mitchell Ross VIC Junior Men
Ashley Hunter VIC Cadet Boys
Kosei Liu VIC Cadet Boys
Alex Myint WA Cadet Boys
Dareo Rogers VIC Cadet Boys
Josh Clements WA Cadet Boys


The team arrive in Palmerston North on the 18th April accompanied by coach Daniel Thomson and team manager Chris Rowlandson. We are looking forward to meeting up with old acquaintances and forging new friendships whilst striving for excellence on the track.

 

- Christine

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The 2014 Speed National Championships took place in Brisbane this January.

To view the official program, click here.

Results can be found below. 

 

R01 - R21 200m Time Trial
R22 - R34 1500m, 3000m, 10K
R35 - R61 500m
R62 - R67 5k, 10k, 20k
R68 - R85 1000m
R86 - R98 1500m, 5000m
R99 - R105 Relays

T01 - T17 300m Time Trial
T18 - T32 1500m, 3000m
T33 - T50 1000m
T51 - T74 500m
T75 - T80 3000m, 5000m
T81 - T85 Relays

M1-M6 Marathon

 

Congratulations to those that were selected to represent Australia in the 2014 World and Oceania Championships.

Selections are as follows:

2014 World Team

SENIOR MEN
Robbie Cook
Cameron Downes
Sam Evans
Liam Garriga
Paul Garriga
Dan Harris

SENIOR LADIES
Ilease Lorberg
Sandra Lorenz
Angeline Thomas

JUNIOR MEN
John Beuker
Josh Capponi
Jaiden Lanigan
Lionel Mawditt
Harry Stogdale

Team Manager Pauline Robertson
Team Coach Michael Byrne



2014 Oceania Team
 
Josh CLEMENTS
Charmaine CHU
Indy GOLDBERG
Daniel HIGGINS
Ashley HUNTER
Daryl HUNTER
Kaylee LEWSON
Hannah LINN
Kosei LIU
Alex MYINT
Kayla NORTHOVER
Sarah RICHARDSON
Dareo ROGERS
Mitchell ROSS
Grace STEVENS
Dakota STEPHAN
Giselle STOGDALE
Taylor THOMPSON
 
Team Manager Chris Rowlandson
Coach Daniel Thomson

altA world class track and top coaching are the reasons eight young Australian speed skaters have spent nine days in Timaru during their most recent school holidays.

The skaters from Skaterz Eltham and Caribbean Speed Club took up the opportunity to be coached by Bill, Cheryl and Nicole Begg on the new $400,000 track at Caroline Bay.

Squad spokesperson Joanna Birdseye said the opportunity to receive great coaching on a great track was too good to let go.

"The generosity of the Beggs and their skill and experience, along with the skating community in Timaru making us welcome, it is just fantastic."

Birdseye said only one of the eight skaters had raced in Timaru so it was a wonderful opportunity for the others.

"We don't have a banked track in Victoria, the condition of the one in Cairns is poor and it is easier to come to New Zealand than go to Perth."

To read the full story written by Stu Piddington at the Timaru Herald, click here.

altThe 2013 Speed World Championships commence next week in Oostende, Belgium.

The Australian team departed on today to squeeze in some training on the official track before the championships begin.

This years team members are:-

Senior Men
Sam Evans
Paul Garriga
Dan Harris
Jake Round
Daniel Greig

Senior Ladies
Angie Thomas
Sandra Lorincz

Junior Men
Josh Capponi
Reece Gunnell
Liam Garriga
Lionel Mawditt


For Dan, Jake, Lionel and Liam this is their first trip to Worlds.

The team will be joined by coach, Mick Byrne and Team Manager and Speed Chair, Pauline Robertson.

Click here for the official timetable.

Live streaming of the championships have been promised by the host city, via this link.

Results will be posted once received by the host.

Make sure to follow the Skate Australia Facebook for updates during the championships.

You can also follow the event more closely via the Championship Facebook.

For more information about the championships, click here.

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