Three SASA Racers attended the 5th round of the Southern Region ski races at Bowles this weekend. The sun shone and we arrived at a newly refurbished bottom area of the ski slope equipped with catch netting and an amphitheater area for the racers to set up camp (much safer than in previous years apparently) Numbers were down on other rounds and this was probably due to the bank holiday, however this made for a very quick turnaround of racers especially with a shorter slope and a well organised event.
Daniel Hutchings made his first SRSA podium of the year with a third place position and picked up three head to head wins in the boys under 14s. Imogen Miller skied very strong and traded places for the third place spot during the morning in the girls under 14s category just to slip in to fourth place on the final run but picked up two head to head victories to help boost her seasons points tally. Geno Hounsham skied to the silver medal position in the boys under 12s finishing 0.01 of a second off first place and rounded off with two head to head victories.
SASA managed to enter a team in the Club races again but failed to make it through the first round.
With the last race of the series on the 16th September at Snowtrax it would be good to see a few more SASA members competing so please check your diaries and if you can make it please sign up.