Why We Do What We Do
People often ask Jacky and I why we put so much time into the sport, here are a few reasons why:-
Invitation Cup 2016 - Holland - 3rd Overall, 500m - 1st - 42.893, 1000m - 4th - 1.29.050, 1500m 13th - 2.23.472 , 5000m Relay 5th - 7.13.624.
World Championships Korea - 500m - 34th - 42.759, 1000m - 18th - 1.27.039, 1500m - 30th - 2.21.974, Overall - 25th.
World Cup #6 Holland - 500m - 13th - 41.497, 1000m - 11th - 1.27.962.
World Cup #5 Germany - 500m - 17th - 41.461, 1500m - 20th - 2.19.744, 5000m Relay - 11th.
World Cup #4 China - 500m - 16th - 41.499, 1500m - 38th - 2.20.138, 5000m Relay 9th.
World Cup #3 Japan - 500m (1) - 18th - 42.295, 500m (2) - 12th - 41.750, 5000m Relay 10th.
World Cup #2 Toronto - 500m - 12th - 41.136, 1500m - 22nd - 2.20.088, 5000m Relay 7th.
World Cup #1 Montreal - 500m - 15th - 41.449, 1000m - 9th - 1.25.848, 5000m Relay 8th.
Invitation Cup 2015 - Holland - 500m - 7th, 1000m - 12th, 1500m - , 5000m Relay 3rd
World Champs 2014 - 5000m Relay - 6th
World Cup # 6 Turkey - 27th - 1.28 499, 500m - 7th - 41.981, 5000m Relay - 8th
World Cup # 5 Dresden - 1000m - 35th - 1.31.665, 5000m Relay - 6th
2014 European Champs - 5000m Relay - 6th.
World Cup # 2 Montreal - Nov 2014 - 500m (1) - 7th - 41.197 , Relay - 3rd - 6.36.448
World Cup #1 Salt Lake City - Nov 2014 - 500m 20th - 41.57, 1000m - 21st - 1.28.129
Invitation Cup - Heerenveen - October 2014 - 1500m - 10th - 2.22.198, 500m - 5th - 42.365, 1000m - 9th - 1.30.029 & 3rd in the 5000m Relay - 7.03.720.
World Championships Montreal Canada - March 2014 - 12th in the 500m (40.819 PB), 13th in the 1000m (1.25.175), 29th in the 1500m (2.20.701) & 3rd in the Relay.
Olympics Russia - 27th in the 1000m (1.27.806).
World Cup #4 Kolumna Russia - 39th in the 500m (41.518), 25th in the 1500m & 10th in the Relay.
World Cup #3 2013 Torino Italy - 33rd in the 1000m (1.29.123), 49th in the 1500m (2.16.120) & 8th in the Relay.
World Cup #2 2013 Seoul Korea - 500m, 1000m, 1500m and Relay
World Cup #1 2013 Shanghai China - 14th in the 500m (41.536) and 13th in the 1000m (1.27.127). Fell in the Relay Heats.
World Championships 2013 Hungary - Did not Skate.
World Cup February 2013 #6 Dresden - 24th in the 500m (42.123), 22nd in the 1500m (2.16.632) and 9th in the Relay.
World Cup February 2013 #5 Sochi - 32nd in the 1500m and 16th in the 500m. 4th in the Relay.
World Cup December 2012 #4 Shanghai - 17th in the 1000m and 11th in the 500m. 4th in the Relay.
World Cup December 2012 #3 Nagoya - 23rd in the 1500m and 19th in the 500m. 10th in the Relay.
World Cup October 2012 #2 Montreal - 21st in the 500m and 31st in the 1000m. 4th in the Relay.
World Cup October 2012 #1 Calgary - 11th in the 1000m and 20th in the 500m.
29th & 30th September 2012 - International Invitation Cup Heerenveen - 12th in the1500m, 5th in the 500m, 13th in the 1000m and the Relay Team won Gold.
World Championships Shanghai China - 9th, 10th and 11th March 2012 - 26th in the 1500m, 18th in the 500m, 11th in the 1000m and 6th in the Relay. Overall Ranking was 19th.
World Cup #5 Moscow - Russia 3rd, 4th and 5th Feb. 2012 - 21st in the 1000m, 11th in the 500m and 4th in the Relay.
European Champs - Czech Republic 27 - 29th Jan. 2011 - 14th in the 1500m, 14th in the 500m, Pen in the 1000m and 4th in the Relay.
Jacky and I visited Richard in the UK over Xmas 2011 and went down to training one morning, here's some of the Team hard at work.
World Cup #4 Shanghai - China 9, 10 & 11th Dec. 14th in the 1500m, 16th in the 500m and 3rd in the Relay behind China and Canada.
World Cup #3 Nagoya - Japan 2, 3 & 4th Dec. 25th in the 1000m and 14th in the 500m. The Relay Team placed 6th.
World Cup #2 Chicoutimi 28, 29 & 30th October. Richard finished 11th in the first 500m and 5th in the 2nd 500m.
World Cup #1 Salt Lake City 21,22 & 23rd October 2011. Richard finished 16th in the 1000m and 23rd in the 1500m. The Relay Team finished 2nd behind Canada.
10 October 2011 - Here's a link to the Team GB Webpage - http://www.gbshorttrack.org/ - lots of good stuff here.
2 October 2011 - Invitation Cup Heerenveen Holland. First competition of the season for Richard. He finished 3rd overall, he was 5th in the 1500m (2.26.072), 2nd in the 500m (42.287) and 3rd in the 1000m (1.27.169). Nice way to start the season.
August 2011 - Just a quick update on the kids, Richard is back in the UK training hard for the upcoming season and Kristy has decided to hang her skates up. She wants to get on with her life, she's back at school fulltime, riding her horse and has a new Man in her life, she is enjoying herself which I guess is all that matters.
August - 2010 - For those of you that don't know, Richard has jumped the ship and is now skating for Team Great Britain.
For those of you that think the boys made a fortune out of breaking the World Record, this is what they got, a Certificate.
World Cup #6 Dresden Germany - 10th - 500m #1, 4th - 500m #2 and the GB Relay Team broke the World Record in the B Final 6.37.877.
World Cup #5 Moscow Russia - 10th - 1000m & 7th - 500m.
He skated the World Cup in Montreal finishing 6th in the 1000m and 17th in the 500m. In Quebec City he finished 22nd in the 1000m, getting a Penalty in his 1000m 1/4 final and 11th in the 500m. The Skaters that beat him in his 500m 1/4 final went on to finish 1st and 2nd in the A Final. Some amazing racing the past 2 weekends.
Photo's courtesy of George Simpson from the Newmarket Jets
October 2010 - Kristy skated the Senior World Cup Selection Trials and finished 12th overall. Pb'd in her 500m - 45.2
Kristy and the Junior Teams after getting their medals for the relay's, Boy's got Silver and Girls got Bronze. An experience of a lifetime. Kristy finished 14th in the individual competition.
Kristy finished 3rd at the Junior National Trials recently held in Edmonton. She will be skating in the World Junior Championships to be held in Taipei in January 2010.
Photo courtesy of Alex Seleznyov
Ladies Team Junior Worlds 2010 Taipei
Photo courtesy of Alex Seleznyov
Kristy at the 2009 Canadian Championships.
Photo courtesy of Kathy Hunt
World University Games - Harbin China February 2009 - Silver Medal in the 5000m Relay
World Cup #3 Beijing - China - Richard finished 11th Overall in the 1500m and 11th in the 500m
World Cup #4 Nagano - Japan - Richards 500m Heat
World Cup #4 Nagano - Japan - Richards 500m Semi-Final, finished 7th Overall in the 500m and 15th in the 1000m
World Cup #4 Nagano - Japan - Mens Relay - Gold
World Cup #4 Nagano - Japan - Mens and Ladies Relays - Men Gold, Ladies Bronze
March 2008 - Kristy winning the North American Champs in Millwaukee