BSA races kick off with cold weather but great racing

Leg three of the first children's races in almost two years saw the British Ski Academy races take place at Pila, Italy. The weather may have been cold on the first day of racing, slalom, but there was some great racing to be seen.

Hamish Blyth dominated the Under 14 boys race with the fastest time on both runs beating Frazer Cox and Oliver Martin in the first race and Owen Young and Frazer Cox in the second. Young had finished sixth in the first race.

Freddy Carrick-Smith attacked on the second run to overtake his twin brother, Zak, in the boys Under 16 race. Zak had had a slender lead after the first run but Freddy had used his determination to post a time that his brother was unable to better, winning by the slender margin of 0.04! William Freear placed third with Dante Adam Vidri and Brodie Hodge rounding out the top five finishers.

There were some good first run times in the U16 boys race but sadly Emerson Proctor was unable to complete the second run.

Tia Freshwater and Brooke Baxter took the top two places in both of the Under 14 girls races. Third place in the first run was taken by Grace Cameron with Harriet Scoular taking third in the second race.

Molly Butler posted a strong time on the first run before a mistake on the second run let Holly Tutt almost steak the race win off her. Just 0.19 separated the two rising stars after the two runs! Ellie Loose took third place with Daisy Cowie and Juliette Martin in fourth and fifth overall.

Christina Dagne won the Under 10 age group ahead of Phoebe Harris and Sofia Philip; Charlie Aitken took the boys U10 race win ahead of Cillian Morrison and Joshua Taylor; Isla Cameron won the U12 girls race ahead of Lily Flitton and Darcy Davies and in the boys U12 race, there was a race win for Rufus Wontner ahead of Lorcan Morrison and Jasper Freshwater.

Next up GS!

Under 10 & U12 results

Under 14 Boys race 1

Under 14 Boys race 2

Under 16 Boys race
Under 14 Girls race 1
Under 14 Girls race 2
Under 16 Girls race

about author