Jarpen Sprint – Anna Trnka Second

Anna Trnka finished second in the Jarpen sprint behind Swedish Junior Team athlete Hedda Bångman. The Jarpen sprint was organised by the Jarpen/Are Ski Gymnasium and held at its doorstep. The course was a 1km mainly flat loop with one steep up and down in the middle. The race was held in the dark with the trails being lit by a mix of street lamp light and candle light. Anna raced OK in the qualifying finishing third in the 19-20 years age group, ten second behind the leader and eventual leader Hedda Bångman. The following is an excerpt from Anna describing the final race:

“I started off well but stumbled and dropped back into third, following the lead two down the final hill I managed to sneak into second place after the first two had a slight tangle and finished strongly to hold my position”

Anna is training in Östersund with fellow AustralIan Alasdair Tutt who was unable to race in Jarpen as it was a race exclusively for juniors. This worked out well for the team as the dinner Alasdair had prepared for our return was delicious.


The Junior Girls podium at the Jarpen Sprint: Anna Trnka, Hedda Bångmann, Ida Jonsson 


Team manager Lescinska Grimmer on the course next to one of the trail side candles.


One Response

  1. Very proud of you, Anna.
    The Colebourns.

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