Well what else would you do on the hottest day of the year so far other than go ski racing on a big plastic hill.
One hundred and thirteen competitors from all over the region turned up bright and early for round 3 of the snow sport south summer series at Aldershot. Sadly, one didn’t manage to compete as little Zac who regularly trains with us on a Sunday morning broke his thumb during practice, however a true racer and was back later to cheer people on, one very brave little boy.
For those of you that haven’t been there before Aldershot is an interesting slope as the top 3rd is built from a giant scaffold and the slope is water mist lubricated and a fraction faster than our own, it’s also a tiny bit shorter with the fastest racers recording times under 9 seconds.
For our own racers, it was as much a test of endurance than a speed test with soaring temperatures and ski boots on all day.
Daniel Hutchins and Imogen White both managed to win all 3 of their head to heads, Imogen Miller won two out of three and skied very well in her timed runs improving her ranking. Geno Housham won a silver medal in the male U12 and Hunter Barnes managed to win gold in the Male U8.
We also managed to but a team into the team races and although we didn’t win our race it was fantastic to see SASA on the start list which I’m led to believe hasn’t happened in a long time in this series, we were all very proud of them for entering as the other competitors were all a lot older and bigger.
All in all another great day out which could only be improved by a few more SASA members coming and joining us.