On the 25th September, 7 students attended the British Independent Schools Ski Racing at Hemel Hempstead. After a long drive, we arrived, registered and got kitted up for the slopes.
The first to compete was Henry Lorenz, followed closely by Sophy Pearce, Sophie Hartley-Wiley, Alice Alder, Daniel Jemeljanenko, Zayd Kahn and Kyle Dissanayake.
Everyone had two runs to try and improve their score and there were lots of great individual performances.
Overall, it was a great day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere within the snow centre.
A Team - 6th Place
|Sophy Pearce||U10 Girls||17.31s||5th|
|Sophie Hartley-Wiley||U10 Girls||18.82s||10th|
|Henry Otto Lorenz||U12 Boys||15.72s||12th|
B Team - 15th Place
|Alice Alder||U10 Girls||19.65s||12th|
|Kyle Dissanayake||U10 Boys||21.30s||21st|
|Daniel Jemeljanenko||U12 Boys||17.98s||31st|
|Zayd Khan||U12 Boys||21.79s||35th|
On Saturday 3rd June the ski race squad, Mr Ellemore, Mrs Berkin and I travelled up to Manchester for the National Schools Indoor Open Championships.
We arrived in Manchester at 3pm all very excited and ready for our training session on the slope from 4pm-6pm. Getting ourselves prepared and carrying out lots of practice runs of the race course. After a very tiring 2 hours and long drive we enjoyed a very yummy supper and then headed off to bed.
The children got themselves suited and booted and onto the slope for some pre-race training. At 10am the first run began.
All the children had 3 runs of the race course, with their fastest time putting them onto the results table.
Once we had completed our 3 runs both teams, A and B then competed in a dual slalom race. Sadly, we got knocked out in the first round. But they all did really well and I’m so proud of all of them.
I would just like to say a very big thank you to all the parents that made it up to Manchester and for all your support. The children were great, well done to everyone that took part.
On the first day of term our race squad travelled eagerly to Hemel Hempstead for the ISA Ski Championships. We arrived in time to organise our equipment and have a few practise runs down the slope. Everyone had two chances of achieving a good time on the course and the squad were confident.
There was an anxious wait at the top for everyone as they watched the other competitors complete their run. After the first set of times had come in everyone was happy with how they had done, all eight of our skiers posting a time they were happy with, Henry Otto Lorenz leading the way with 14.90 seconds.
Knowing they had good times on the board everyone knew they could be aggressive and try and better this in their last run. The course was starting to get icier, meaning it was a tad quicker but also more difficult to keep control on.
More good times were posted on the second runs and after everyone had finished we had a short wait for the results to come in. We were delighted when we were presented with 1st place for our ‘A’ team in the ‘Mixed Team’ category. Harry Dunning, Henry Otto Lorenz, Sophy Pearce and Sophie Hartley-Wiley’s times all contributed towards this fantastic achievement and they should be delighted with their efforts.
Our ‘B’ team of Daniel Jemeljanenko, Alice Alder, Jacob Foster and Zayd Khan all raced brilliantly with Daniel in particular posting a very competitive time. All round it was a great day and all eight skiers can be proud. Everyone is excited for the next event at the National School Ski Race in Manchester on 4th June.
A Team - 1st Place
|Henry Otto Lorenz||U12||14.90s||8th|
B Team - 6th Place
Friday - 4:30pm: We have had a fantastic time sledging this afternoon. Some good clean racing, some not so much, but thankfully no injuries! Tomorrow will be much more of the same format with two sessions, one running in the morning and one running after lunch. Apres ski for tomorrow, the children willhave fun splashing about in the swimming pool or if they don't fancy getting wetting, will have some games/activities on offer instead.
Friday - 3:00pm: Everyone has finished a second session for the day on the slopes. It has been a wonderfully bright and sunny day today. At 3:30 we will be heading out to the Fantaski area where we will be do a spot of sledging!
Friday - 12:00pm: All the children have had their first Ski Sessions this morning, and are now heading onto to lunch. Photos will be uploaded later this afternoon
Thursday - 7:15pm: We have arrived at our hotel, and are heading to dinner. Tomorrow the groups will be begginning their first ski sessions from 9:00am.
Thursday - 3:00pm: They have arrived in Italy and are now on their way to the accommodation.
Thursday - 8:00am: The children, staff and parents are on their way to Italy! We look forward to hearing from you soon.