4 December 2012 - New Zealand cross country athlete Andrew Pohl has enjoyed a positive start to his season, racing at the Haywood NorAm in Canmore, Canada last weekend.
Andy finished 40th in the men’s open field in Saturday’s skate sprint race and 12th in the 15km Classic Mass Start on Sunday.
The results were better than expected given that Andy is currently in the middle of an intensive training block prior to tapering for the Alberta World Cup which will take place from 13 – 16 December.
Andy was only five seconds from qualifying for the skate sprint race heats, which is a major goal he has set for himself this year.
“I’m really happy with the progress I have made in sprinting from last year, to be in contention for a spot in the heats is a major improvement in what is my biggest weakness,” he commented.
With another of his goals at the forefront of his mind, Andy came within 10 seconds of a top 10 finish in the Classic Mass Start. Andy finished 2min5sec off the winner Graeme Killick.
Andy is looking forward to the season ahead. “All bodes well for the World Cup, if I can race this well without a taper I’m excited to see how fast I can go once I’m well rested.”
He will now travel to Sovereign Lake in British Columbia where he will compete in 15km Classic mass start and a 15km individual skate race next weekend.
Click here for full results from Haywood NorAm.
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