The Summer Race season kicked of on the weekend of the 19 April with races held up and down the country. Our region, ERSA, held their first Summer League Race at Welwyn. Hemel had a really good entry of 53 racers which we can hopefully keep up during the season. The full results can be found at http://www.ersa.co.uk/2015_races
A very big thanks to all that supported the club either competing or helping the region run the race. A lot of work goes on in the background of all events and the more the tasks can be shared the easier and more efficient it becomes.
The weather was fair but with a chilly wind, however the atmosphere was buzzing for this first event. The U12s and younger raced through the stubby course set by Alex Reidy whereas the U14 and older raced the full poles. Th course set by our head coach, Jon Reidy. Both set courses consisting of 13 gates, a good challenging but straight forward course for the first race.
The event started with the U14+ racing the full poles. A few of the club members moving up from the U12s competed in the big boys and girls league. The results were based on the Club National format with the best of Run 1 and Run 2 added to Run 3 to find the overall award winners.
As is normal the U14 girls/ladies took to Jons course first, good result for Eleanor coming 1st, Nia and Katie, moving up from the U12 had good runs finishing 3rd and 4th respectively.
|++ Under 14 – Girls ++|
|1||2002||U14||SCRANAGE-HARRISON Elenor||11.8||* 11.70||* 11.59||23.29|
|2||2002||U14||WARMINGTON Harriet||12.76||* 12.61||* 12.24||24.85|
|3||2003||U14||BOTY Nia||13.16||* 12.85||* 13.15||26|
|7||2003||U14||BARDER Katie||14.67||* 13.98||* 14.19||28.17|
|9||2002||U14||BLYTH Helena||* 14.59||* 14.48||29.07|
|12||2002||U14||BARDETTI Sienna||17.61||* 16.39||* 15.89||32.28|
In the U16 girls Hemel had a very good show with Nicole coming 1st, later on during the day Nicole had a bad all and at first it was believed she had damaged her shoulder. The ambulance was called and Nicole was taken to hospital. Good news was that she had dislocated her shoulder but this had popped back in by itself and she has soft tissue damage. A few weeks out and then back to her best. She was a very brave young lady who showed real character and strength whilst we moved her of the slope to the waiting paramedics. Charlotte, after spending most of the winter on snow got back to the artificial with 3 consistent runs. Danielle, Zara and Lilly, after sorting out their bibs, I think, had 3 good runs with Danielle coming out on top.
|++ Under 16 – Girls ++|
|1||2000||U16||SHERING Nicole||10.71||* 10.60||* 10.27||20.87|
|3||2001||U16||TAPSELL Charlotte||11.65||* 11.63||* 11.13||22.76|
|5||2001||U16||HAWKINS Danielle||12.2||* 11.93||* 11.76||23.69|
|7||2001||U16||HAWKINS Zara||12.41||* 12.26||* 12.35||24.61|
|10||2001||U16||HAWKINS Lily||13||* 12.85||* 12.93||25.78|
The U18 girls put Hemel on top spot again with Carys, a late entry, coming 1st. Another victim of the day was Amy who had two very good first runs but unfortunately fell on her 3rd run and sat the rest of the day on the sidelines. Charlotte and Hattie had 3 good runs and finished 9th and 10th.
|++ Under 18 – Girls ++|
|1||1999||U18||BOTY Carys||11.7||* 11.23||* 11.47||22.7|
|9||1999||U18||BLYTH Charlotte||13.38||* 13.09||* 12.89||25.98|
|10||1999||U18||BELGER Hattie||12.66||* 12.32||* 16.48||28.8|
|12||1999||U18||PETERSON Amy||12.68||* 11.98||* 41.99||53.97|
In the senior groups Avelline raced on plastic for the first time in a while and got the club points finishing 3rd. Her son Olly watched on from the side as a gate judge.
|++ Masters 2/Masters 3 – Ladies ++|
|3||1967||M23||DEIGHTON Avelline||17.4||* 16.03||* 16.04||32.07|
After the girls the boys/men raced the same course. The results were based on the same format.
Charlie, moving up from the U12s had 3 very good runs finishing 4th, likewise Alfie moving up came 4th.
|++ Under 14 – Boys ++|
|3||2003||U14||NEWTON Charlie||11.92||* 11.86||* 11.77||23.63|
|4||2003||U14||TURNER Alfie||12.53||* 12.37||* 12.31||24.68|
|8||2003||U14||REIDY Thomas||12.82||* 12.73||* 12.64||25.37|
|15||2003||U14||FAIRFULL Max||* 13.87||* 13.49||27.36|
|16||2003||U14||KAPADIA Alex||14.67||* 14.36||* 14.21||28.57|
|17||2002||U14||DRAKE Joshua||15.09||* 14.40||* 14.29||28.69|
|18||2003||U14||TAMANA Hari||14.91||* 14.78||* 14.97||29.75|
Hemel had 4entries in the U16 boys competition, Byron had three good runs and finished 2nd, the following day on the snow he won the ISA Schools Championship at Hemel. A big congratulations to Jack, racing for the first time, 3 runs getting better each time.
|++ Under 16 – Boys ++|
|2||2001||U16||APPLETON Byron||10.58||* 10.48||* 10.31||20.79|
|6||2000||U16||NEWTON William||11.31||* 11.03||* 11.00||22.03|
|10||2001||U16||HUMPHREYS Charlie||12.67||* 11.77||* 12.06||23.83|
|19||2000||U16||HADDEN Jack||18.42||* 16.92||* 16.71||33.63|
The U18 boys were a tough group with the overall winner coming from this group. Daniel coming back from the snow, finished 6th. Gianluca, who has only just come back to racing after exams finished 13th.
|++ Under 18 – Boys ++|
|6||1998||U18||BARTON Daniel||* 10.86||10.97||* 10.63||21.49|
|13||1999||U18||BARDETTI Gianluca||* 13.11||* 12.57||25.68|
The U21 men was also a tough group with our 3 entries performing well, Richard and Harry moving up from the U18s to ake 4t and 7th positions. Lucas runs got better each time and he finished 7th.
|++ Under 21 – Men ++|
|4||1997||U21||WARMINGTON Richard||10.65||* 10.43||* 10.21||20.64|
|6||1996||U21||REIDY Luca||10.84||* 10.58||* 10.52||21.1|
|7||1997||U21||BOTY Harry||10.62||* 10.39||* 10.81||21.2|
The older groups raced last through the full poles.
|++ Senior/Masters 1 – Men ++|
|5||1978||SM1||GREEN Stuart||14.48||* 14.05||* 13.95||28|
|++ Masters 2/Masters 3 – Men ++|
|4||1968||M23||SHARP Anthony||11.95||* 11.74||* 11.56||23.3|
|12||1973||M23||BARDETTI Marco||15.3||* 14.55||* 14.16||28.71|
|13||1971||M23||TURNER Olly||* 14.47||* 14.28||28.75|
|15||1956||M23||BRADLEY Stephen||* 15.50||16||* 15.85||31.35|
In the younger U08/10 and 12s groups Hemel had 10 entries. Many racing for the first time. The awards for the younger group are based on 3 runs with the best two aggregated to find the overall winner.
|=== U12 and below Girls ===|
|7||2007||U10||-2||TUTT Holly||15.32||* 14.88||* 14.71||29.59|
|9||2004||U12||-6||BARDETTI Romana||15.53||* 15.18||* 15.06||30.24|
|10||2004||U12||-7||HERRIES Olivia||* 15.85||* 15.50||31.35|
|11||2005||U12||-8||ARLOTT Holly||17.18||* 16.94||* 16.05||32.99|
|12||2006||U10||-4||FAIRFULL Madeleine||27.6||* 16.66||* 16.57||33.23|
|13||2005||U12||-9||ALEY Lauren||18.96||* 17.56||* 17.22||34.78|
|=== U12 and below Boys ===|
|3||2005||U12||-3||LOUTH Oscar||13.19||* 13.04||* 12.19||25.23|
|6||2004||U12||-5||BEGLIN Thomas||* 13.44||14.01||* 12.99||26.43|
|15||2004||U12||-10||DUNN Zak||* 15.73||* 15.62||31.35|