Entries by Anna Buick

2017 World Championships – Pedal to Medal

What a way to finish an amazing 2017 season! Annie Last rode a technically and tactically superb race to take the silver medal, while Mariske Strauss came back from a physically and mentally tough year to claim a strong 24th position. Riding in their national team colours of Great Britain and South Africa, Annie and […]

World Cup #6 – 4th at Finale

It’s hard to believe the 2017 World Cup is over. The season has flown by in a flurry of travel, races and results. The final stop on the circuit was Val di Sole in Italy’s Trentino region.   The Valley of the Sun gave us some hot racing, kick started by an exciting U23 Women’s […]

World Cup #5 – Two Top Tens

Here’s what went down at the legendary venue of Mont Sainte Anne, Canada… Isla rode a brilliant race to finish inside the top ten for the second time this season, and with that she achieved qualification for the Commonwealth Games. She didn’t have a great start but the long opening climb allowed her to move […]

Champion Weekend!

The fight for the stripes is always special. The biggest race of the domestic calendar, often in front of friends and family, and with the pride of a Champion’s jersey at stake.   We are delighted to say that the team retained both of its National Championship titles, with Great Britain’s Annie Last and South […]

World Cup #4 – VICTORY!

Sunday was proof that dreams come true. If you truly believe, and you work with unwavering dedication, then a vision that has been many years in the making can pull into perfect focus. Annie Last had the ride of her life on Sunday; an exemplary performance that married technical skill, power, fitness, and tactical nouse. […]

World Cup #3 – Fight at Height

Round three of the UCI World Cup took us to the high Andorran mountains and the stunning venue of Vallnord Bike Park. Unfortunately Mariske didn’t make the trip and instead stayed at home in South Africa to rest and reset after a hectic start to her year. Meanwhile, Annie, Isla and Martin all prepared for […]

Top spots at British XC Series

What’s better than winning the race? Winning the race and coming 2nd as well! Annie Last and Isla Short made it a 1 2 for OMX at round four of the British XC Series in Dalby, Yorkshire, yesterday.  It was great to be back at Dalby Forest, the site of the team’s first ever World Cup, […]

World Cup #2 – The Heat of Battle

As the natural amphitheatre of Albstadt’s Bullentale valley filled with eager spectators, down at the start line the gladiators were ready to go into a hot, fierce battle. Blood was shed aplenty – although thankfully for none of our riders – and sweat certainly flowed as the sun added extra intensity to the steep climbs […]

World Cup #1 – Off to a Flying Start

The first World Cup of the season is always a special one. For the first time in the year, the whole team is together and the close bonds of athletes and staff who live miles apart are instantly rekindled. The familiar habits and routines click into place but there is also an air of uncertainty as […]

Winning Weekend!

What a weekend! Mariske Strauss kicked things off with a dominant display at the South Africa Cup in Bloemfontein on Saturday morning. She led from the start and, despite some pain in her finger from a crash in Haiming, took the win by over three minutes! It’s a great indication of her form as she […]