Read FULL Post for all results. The 55th British Schoolgirls ski races opened in Flaine today with excellent snow conditions. A sprinkling of snow over night on top of a hard base set the scene for a great day of fun and good skiing. 35 schools took part with 48 teams and 144 schoolgirl racers. Congratulations to all the Hemel members representing their schools. The Giant Slalom event saw . Elizabet GAY being placed15th overall and 2nd in the U16 whilst Cerys GORRINGE was placed 2nd in the U14 and 10th overall. Annecy STEVENS was 3rd in the U14 and 19th overall. Amber BUCKLAND finished 28th, new Hemel member Hannah COLE finished 47th and Lilly WOODBRIDGE 92nd.The event was won jointly by experienced racers Honor Clissold of Richmond School and Darcie Mead of Surbiton High School who both incredibly skied the two legs in an identical time of 1 minute 49.85 seconds, while Katya Bingle-Williams was third and also winner of the U16 category.
Meanwhile in the afternoon as more snowflakes fell there was fierce competition in a good humoured the team parallel slalom. With many neck and neck finishes the final winners were Surbiton High A, who narrowly beat Strathallan in the final.
Annecy, Elizabeth and Cerys at the British Schoolgirls.
The Slalom Event took place on Tuesday 28th January with a few more Hemel members competing for their schools. Cerys GORRINGE had 2 consistent runs and finished overall in 7th position and 1st in the U14 age group. Elizabeth GAY had a very good 1st run putting her into 11th position overall but unfortunately DSQ Run 2. Annecy STEVENS in her first year of Alpine races finished 21st and 3rd in the U14 group. Amber BUCKLAND representing Surbiton High finished 26th overall, Hannah COLE, a new Hemel member finished in 30th position and Lilly WOODBRIDGE finished 50th out of 144 entries. Congratulations to all the Hemel Members that competed.
The Full Results can be found on the British Schoolgirls Website at http://www.britishschoolgirlsraces.co.uk/index.html