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:-
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 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
Just have to e-mail you and say how impressed I am after seeing your son skate at the world cup in Nagano.
I stumbled upon it, on the Universal Sports website. You and your wife must be proud.
I'll have to keep an eye out for that daughter of your's soon.
Bill Steinwachs(Buffalo guy)
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