Meanwhile, brakewoman Jana Pittman has been in Calgary, Canada, for training on the ice to work exclusively on her push start. Jana has recently returned home to Sydney to train for four weeks whilst sitting her university exams. Jana will join Astrid during November.
The team’s other brakewoman, Ebony Gorincu, will also join Astrid for some pre season training including the Sochi training week in November, before both athletes join Jana at the end of the month.
The new sled and runners have been received by the team and will be bested for the first time on ice later this week.