pwt::round two


In today's race it was two runners taking their first PWT victories, as Australian David Brickhill-Jones continued his fine form along with Lithuanian Ieva Sargautyte, both taking top spot from the race around the historic town of Brindisi. As well as this, they were also both crowned Mediterranean Sprint Champions after their 3 performances this week.

Today for BJ saw the culmination of some fine form this week, having won the prologue in impressive fashion by 17 seconds, today was an exact replica of the top 3. Losing only around 10 seconds over the course BJ took victory over race 1 victor ystein Kvaal sterbo by just under 17 seconds, with a time of 12:25.5 for the 2.6km course. 3rd place in the prologue, and once again today, Denmark's Claus Bloch was just 0.7 seconds off silver position but would be happy with his first time on the podium. Apart from the clear lead at the top, today again saw tightly packed results, just a minute covering the top 11 places. Allan Bogle showed he too is on consistent form this week, 9th place once again and just 0.2 seconds ahead of Mats Haldin of Finland. Top Italian once again was Carlo Rigoni who finished a fine week after a 4th place in race 1 and today's 5th place.

As in the men's, it was the prologue victor who took the race 2 victory, Ieva Sargautyte victorious over race 1 winner Dana Brozkova by an impressive 36 seconds. The 2.8km course took her 14:16.0 and she commented afterwards that the orienteering was relatively easy and with a clean run she managed a good fast race. Brozkova was cautious in the wet streets and finished only a second clear of Sweden's Emma Dahlstedt who took her 2nd podium position of the week. Britain's Helen Bridle put in a good performance today to finish 7th, just over a minute down on the winner.

In the overall standings Sargautyte & Brozkova are tied on 45 points after a race victory and 2nd place each, with Lithuanian Dainora Alsauskaite in 3rd place on 30 points. Emma Dahlstedt & Finland's Riina Kuuselo tied in 4th place on 26 points. In the Men's standings sterbo has a 3 point lead over Brickhill-Jones, 45 points to the Aussie's 42 points. Johan Nsman is in 3rd on 31 points while Claus Bloch & Carlo Rigoni are tied in 4th spot with 28 points. Britain's Allan Bogle is in 10th spot on 14 points while Helen Bridle lies in 9th.

Women's Results & Men's Results
Women's Standings & Men's Standings


BJ can celebrate once again! (courtesy

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