Posted on July 21, 2020 / Matters
National Junior Racing Series
With COVID-19 restrictions in place community sport has been in hiatus however, cycling has moved to the virtual world. Year 11 Student Mitchell McGovern has continued to train and race in the National Junior Racing Series on the RGT platform. Mitchell raced in the JM19 age group on the Buninyong Course for Round 4, which is used for the National Championships each year. He rode away from the field on the final climb and won by over a minute on the rest of the field. This follows up his second place by 5sec in Round 2 on the iconic Paterberg Course in Belgium.
Whilst it is not the same as racing out on the open road, the virtual racing has provided a great opportunity to race with other cyclists around Australia and keep them motivated while restrictions are in place.
Friends of Equestrian – School Holiday Clinics
During the Term 2 holidays the Equestrian Team were fortunate enough to be able to attend two clinics with some exceptional coaches. The first clinic was held on Friday 26 June. It was a pure dressage clinic, held by an Australian German based rider, Caroline Wagner. Caroline competes in Grand Prix Dressage around the world. Tintern Equestrian Team were very lucky to be able to have such an experienced rider guide us. We had a very good turnout with multiple riders from all different levels coming and riding with us.
The second clinic was held on Wednesday 1 July at Pony Club Victoria State Equestrian Centre. This clinic was held by Murray Lampard, an elite level Eventer who competes at 5*. Murray has competed in both Australia and Europe for Eventing. We started the day with group dressage lessons, which every one felt was a very beneficial follow up from our dressage clinic earlier that week. In the afternoon, we had group cross country lessons which were so much fun because most riders had not been able to go on cross county recently from the rainy weather. The riders who didn’t feel up to riding on cross country yet were given the opportunity to ride in a poles lesson.
Overall, both clinics were a huge success which I’m sure every rider learnt something from.
Thank you also to Caroline and Pete Wagner for gifting the riders a voucher for 15% goods at Wagner Saddlery.
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