Monday, 09 August 2010 06:06
Yesterday in the Rhone Alps Cup at our local club Morillon I beat Sandra! She is such a cool girl and we get on really well but the rivalry is strong. I Know she has been looking back at me for a long time now and this year she knew i would get there. Maybe its a mind thing but I am really looking forward to the French Cup next week now... Emmeline Ragot watch out!!!
In my first run Sandra beat me by 1 second with her on a 6.04 and me on a 6.05... i still find that amazing as it is such a long course and we each have different styles. In the second run I had such a great time on my bike, i was pretty much smiling all the way down 5.52 over taking 2 girls one on the last jump! Sandra had a crash in the rock section and came in at around the 6.10 mark. I was the only girl to go below 6 minutes!
In the Rhone Alps Cup they take the best of your 2 timed runs - so I took the overall women's WIN!!!
My younger brother Kaos is still too young to race but as it was our local club, they let him be the 'ouvreur' and go down before everyone else. He is 11 and the youngest age group is 13-14. His best time for the 2 runs was 6.13 - it would have put him on the podium in 13-14s!!!
It was a great relaxed weekend only 40 mins from home - so close but I only get to ride the course for this race! Jonny has been staying for about 3 weeks now and he got to race which was great, think he is around for Pila (Italy) too in a couple of weeks - Mum also came over at lunchtime with friends Kev & Jen.