With no races in 2020 or 2021 due to COVID, it was such a relief to hold our Club Race on Saturday 6th August. Pity the weather didn't play its part, but at least the race went ahead!
Our Race Captain, John Cameron, worked hard with the Mountain staff to get a race course set on Father Fosters. The conditions were far from ideal due to the heavy rain that had fallen for three straight days prior to the race, and on the morning of the race we were greeted with 15cm of fresh snow when we looked out our window! The base of soft, wet snow with the top layer of fresh snow made for very challenging conditions to say the least! It was hard enough getting to the race course, let alone going down it! With such tough conditions, our congratulations go to everyone who entered, you all deserve a medal!
A special mention to our youngest competitor Reeve Rist, and also to Peter Howlett, our sole Snowboard entrant this year. Congratulations to you both! Many thanks also to Oscar Johnstone who was our invited course pre-runner who wasn't too shabby as you can see from the times below!
The winner and placegetters of their respective categories were as follows:
Juniors: 1) Ethan Howlett, 2) Jonathon Gerstner-Stevens, 3) Reeve Rist
Womens: 1) Mel Cameron, 2) Natasha Poon, 3) Jacinta Poon
Womens Masters: 1) Viv Wall, 2) Heidi Fry, 3) Kim Walker
Mens: 1) Ross Barker, 2) Harry Cowie, 3) Matthew Wall
Mens Masters: 2) Ross Barker, 2) Gerard Gerstner-Stevens, 3) John Cameron
Here are all the results and times:
After the race, the evening festivities kicked off, with a Commonwealth Games theme. It was great to see everyone in their best Comm's Games getup and a huge thank you to our wonderful Lodge Mangers Jess and Craig for putting on what was an amazing feast! Thanks guys!
Here are a selection of happy snaps of the day/night, we're all looking forward to doing it all again in 2023!!!