Local skiers take the overall wins in the NESA club national

Day two of racing in the northeast and another fast but tight course, this time set by John Greenwood. Skiers had to balance generating speed and absorbing Silksworth’s signature rollers to keep a high line going into the bottom section of the course.

After an unfortunate DSQ in run three after leading the men’s race yesterday morning, Van Breugel of RTR was determined to prove himself on his home slope. He did just that in the first two runs with a 0.10 second lead over Witts. Timing problems on run three meant a nerve racking wait for the back-up timing results, but it was good news in the end for the local skier. Pendle skier Witts and Rossendale’s Sharples took 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Another very tight race in the women’s competition, with Holmes (Pendle) and Chapman (RTR) posting matching times again on run one. A faster second and third run put Chapman ahead by 0.41 seconds overall, but it was a close call in the battle for 2nd and 3rd with only 0.01 seconds separating Holmes and Putman (Aldershot).

It was an equally exciting day of minis’ racing. In the end girl power excelled with McLaughlin taking the overall minis win for RTR, ahead of boys’ winner Harwood of Rossendale.

Report by Chloe Chapman

picture by John Lonsdale

Results on GBSki.com

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