07 August 2011

Race weekend report

The annual club race was held on Father Fosters race course on Saturday 6th August.

Conditions were truly awful but a valiant brigade turned up to race, along with an equally courageous crew from Riverina Ski Club. A few centimetres of fresh wet snow over a soft rain affected base made for heavy work inspecting the course. Generous salting turned it into a rather narrow icy track. There were a few spills, including yours truly, but most survived to take their second run.

Despite the poor conditions, everyone was in good spirits and there were smiles all around as people completed the course. An added touch of humour came from the misreading of names by the course announcer, coupled with some people racing in numbers originally assigned to others. So David Stogdale, racing in Noel Poon's number was announced as Noah (seemed appropriate given the weather). But perhaps best of all was Rose Baker for our champion Ross Barker.

Andrew & Myra were joined by some scouting friends to put on a fabulous spread for dinner. In particular, Watson won lots of friends with his lemon tart, vanilla cheesecake and chocolate hazelnut gateau. Thanks for a great dinner!

Thanks also to Nigel for stepping into John Cameron's shoes for the weekend to organise bibs, results etc.

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Sam Barker Memorial Shield for children 12 and under
1. Carla B
2. James C
3. Simon F

1. Harry S

1. Vivienne W
2. Carla B
3. Marj P

1. Ross B
2. William C
3. Nigel C

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