Monday, June 06, 2016

Twin Peaks 2016 Day 2, Hillend

Sunday saw leg two of Twin Peaks taking place the infamous slope of Hillend. Gordon Skiers had 4 U14 + racers and 6 U12 racing on a glorious sunny day.

Athletes, parents and coaches enjoyed a slightly more relaxed start to the day compared to usual race days , with the bib collection not till 1pm. Few of the races plus James headed to Hillend mid-morning for a quick ski and to claim the ‘Gordon Skiers Spot’ where we set up base for the day.
Jamie travelled across from Glasgow and had the responsibility of the older racers whilst James took control of the group of 6 Bairns.

The over 14 athlete’s skied two different courses whilst the Bairns had 3 runs on their own course on the other slope.

‘Wee Emily’ did very well in her first dry mat race, after getting slightly lost in the first run and missing the finish, she then put down some solid runs and come away with second U8 Female.
Daisy was back on form today and performed well completing 3 very presentable runs on quite a technical bairn’s course.

Molly, who didn’t want to leave the slope on Saturday night, recovered well after a slight slip on the first run and then proceeded to put in two more good runs and building on her confidence. Paul Marshall grew in confidence each run and put together 3 solid runs, his start on the third run was super fast (great waxing combination J ) .

Finlay was skiing some of the best I have seen him ski, very smooth and good lines to once again complete 3 runs.  Nathan ( Mr Critical) was skiing really well, not sure of final ranking but he was competing well in a tough category against a lot of the local kids.

Over on the main slope the older athletes skied two exciting course with the second course running considerably faster than the first.

Ellie skied the top half of run 1 well and unfortunately had a slight slip up about half way down resulting in her coming out the course. She made up for it on her second run and put in a splendid run, her big smile said it all when she walked back up after her run.

Neil S was on form today, attacking both runs, trying to gain speed out of every turn towards the flatter sections which resulted in very respectable times.  Andrew managed to put together two runs…… well done Andrew. A very solid first run placed him in the top 10 males going into run 2, after producing another great run Andrew finished fifth in U18 Male, which is a very competitive category this year.

Rachel B was on fire today, sitting in the top 5 females after run 1 and then had a storming second run beating a lot of the males and all the females bar 2 to give her the third fastest female time in run 2 to win the U18 Females for the day.

A great day as part 2 of a great weekend for the club.  Happy kids, happy parents and happy coaches!!  Next up is Indoors weekend 18/19th June at Braehead, Glasgow. Entries are still open

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