Update from Jens Waechter at JWOC
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As there is severe heat in Portugal, mid to high 30s every day, the government has issued a red alert for forest fires. No forest activities were allowed, hence the JWOC organisation had to scramble to pull off a new event within 48 hours. First ever sprint relay. Aoife, Eoghan, Darragh and Cliodhna made up the team. Eoghan was sick with a tummy issue, so we had to change the order on short notice and Liam replaced Eoghan. Darragh felt sick this morning so we didn’t have a team. The remaining athletes did start none the less to take advantage of the event as training.
On a side note, I am taking part in the JWOC Tour. As the events have changed, my second sprint event was embargoed so as an official I wasn’t aloud to race. With today’s race however I was 4th overall in the ranking and may make the podium in the last race all going well on Friday