The leading Aussie national cross country champion, Jenni King feels that the present 2013 season is “unlucky” for her. King suffered race-ending mechanical mishap in the 1st round of All Mountain Cup at Mouth Buller. She also got bitten by a snake prior to taking part in Thredbo competition.
“I feel I was having little bad luck in the first 2 rounds”, lamented King. However, she seemed hopeful about her latest Canberra venture that is scheduled between 20th and 24th February, 2013. “I am hoping to run a clean and safe race at Canberra. If I have slight good luck, I think I could have good race this time”, said King.
When asked about her Canberra preparations for Subaru Australian Mountain Bike Championship 2013, she commented, “I am feeling good & nervous yet I am very confident about my preparation. You tend to be little more nervous always when you have to defend a title, but I‘m nervous in every race”.
The success of the year 2012 was a breakthrough for Jenni King, the ace Target Trek sprinter. The Victorian took out the All Mountain Cup National Series last year. Added to it, she presented her fans with a truly convincing win at Australian National Cross Country Championships, South Australia. King stayed invincible in her 2012 series last year. She won all the 4 rounds and carried her very winning form to Aussie Championships where King claimed her national title over Jodie Wilett and Rowena Fry.
In Canberra, the 33-year-old Aussie sprinter would be battling Peta Mullens, her teammate from Target Trek and leader of All Mountain Cup series. Fry & Mullet would have their entrance in 2013 national cross country racing season with the Canberra competition. “Willet & Fry are always the strong riders for cross country championships. Canberra trail is a bit technical but I feel these girls have strong technical skills”, King stated.