For Ašais runners not only leaves are gold, but also their medals! It’s fall, and that means winter is coming, but before the cold and snovy time begins, we can enjoy a short moment of golden colours. We’ve started fall with our own gold in Cēsu novada open competition. Despite Ašais athletes representing their own schools, there was tough rivalry between other athletes, skiers, orienteers and other sport lovers.
And despite the fact that only Saturday, they gave everything they had in Līgatnes Stirnu buks and had a tough training the day before this competition, Ašais runners represented their schools with honor! In the youngest age group for girls, first two places for our girls! Stella Paltiņa 1st, Tīna Briša – 2nd!
For Ašais athletes start has been a bit crazy after the august break. Stirnu Buks is the race, in which our runners participate regularly. These races have never been a walk in the park, atleast not for us. Rimants Liepiņš is the organizer of these races, and this time, he and his friends had created an extra difficult course. Our runners admited that this course demanded a fair amount of willpower. Some were able to bear the urge to give up, some broke and surrendered to desire of comfortable running... It would be only right, that we started with Roberts Aleksis Glazers’ “10 out of 10”! Roberts got his 10th victory from 10 available victories! Unbeaten!!!
It’s known that Ašais athletes are fast both in competitions, and in preperation for them. It turns out that we are also very efficient in self-production! Thanks to Renātes Beļājevas parents and the generosity of Mother Nature, Ašais athletes managed to produce 78 liters of ALL-NATURAL & HOMEMADE apple juice. To collect four big bags of apples, to wash them, to grind and juice all of it, is another talent of SC Ašais! Everything was done by our own hands and determination. Lastly to heat the juice with ease. Just the thought of gingerbread time and snowy Drabeši with a cup of homemade, hot apple juice, in it self is wonderful! Paradise, friends!
As we reported, Rihards Serģis has moved his everyday life to the United States. And the first mini camp has already been expirienced. Rihards’ has no need to get accustomed to long journeys – with “Ašais” team he’s survived in many many places ;) . That’s why a 6 hour drive is a piece of cake. Interesting that in the process of catering, both boys and girls have to participate. And also it’s their own chore to think of what to cook for the other teammates. This should be implemted also in the team of “Ašais” to relive trainers’ “kitchen” in the longer journeys [hehe] . In addition, very compelling is how fast Rihards’ has got accustomed to miles, because kilometers aren’t mentioned anymore. But tomorrow education for Rihards begins. Though the schedule doesn’t seem too crazy. That’s good, because quality over quantity. We shall wait for more news from over the ocean. Photo – Rihards with coach Cameron Rieth.