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2018 Huntly Championship Results

Paul Whibley Taking the fast way down

The weather gods smiled on Huntly for the second time this year with perfect weather for roller ski racing.  Just the right temperature and no rain!

We had a good number of entries this year with entrants from as far afield as Switzerland and a couple of spectators from Saskatoon Nordic (http://www.saskatoonnordicski.ca). It was particularly pleasing to see the service represented this year with entries from the Royal Engineers and RAF Nordic.

Results

The results for the event are attached in the pdf below.  It was great to see Cameron Cruickshank get with in 3 seconds of Andrew Musgrave’s course record.

Cameron Cruickshank Receives his trophy from Roy Young

Hunlty Championship Race Results

Here are the results for last weekend’s rollerski races. The normal championships was run on Saturday, with a couple of extra events on Sunday for fun.

Despite a very wet start Huntly managed to produce fine weather for Saturday’s racing. The turn out was good with a crop of new faces from the Kids club and also some new visitors from the Army.

The races were split into Senior/Veterans (10 laps), Under 18/U16 (7 laps), Under 14 /U12 5 laps and Novice 3 laps of the outer loop.

Ben Wooley took the top position in the Seniors Race, with Hector Cowie narrowly pipping Sandy Wishart into Second Place.

The U18/16 classification saw U16 Duncan Gibb beat U18 Gregor Young by a mere 7 seconds. Beth Maclean took a lead of 28 seconds over Lynn Gray.
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U14 saw Brodie Murray coming out on top of an impressive field containing, Jack Nicholls, Oliver Newmand and Fergus Newman. Calumn Cooper took the U12 Male title.

In the Novice Race David Massie posted the fastest boys time and Cairngorms Katy Matthew took the girls’ title.

More Photgraphs on Huntly Nordic’s  Facebook Page

Full Results

Children’s Skis For Sale

Hugh Montgomery (Tel 01466 700366/07884 101618) has the following skis for sale.

He’s also looking for some equipment to replace what he’s selling for his children ( Children are 140/150cm boots size 4 and 5)

 

 

Length Size Brand
Ski Pair 1

105

 

Fischer XC Sprint

 

Pair 2

127

 

Fischer RCS Sprint Crown

 

Pair 3   

127

 

 

 

 

 

Fischer Country Sprint
Pole Pair 1

75

 

Swix

 

Pair 2

75

 

Swix

 

Pair 3

85

 

 

 

 

 

Swix
Boot Pair 1

9 2/3

 

Salomon

 

Pair 2

12

 

Salomon

 

Pair 3

12

 

 

 

 

 

Salomon

 

Pair 4

1 1/2

 

Salomon

 

Pair 5

2 1/2

 

Salomon
Goggles Pair 1

blue

junior

Trespass (boxed and unused)

 

Pair 2

pink

junior

Trespass (boxed and unused)

Snow Report December 22nd 2011

Colin Miller braved the  mud and ice in the Clash…

With temperatures on Thursday touching plus 10, the Clashindarroch trails have lost much of their snow. Although a compacted 5cm base was holding out gallantly here and there, there are long bare stretches. A few hundred metres survived on the Haute Route but even this was turning to slush, and the trail was running with meltwater. The Snowgoose and Timberline snowfields offered about 500 metres of continuous skiing on smooth but wet drift, but it’s a long walk to get there! A bit of a change from the past two Christmases, but there’s January and February to look forward to.   
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Good to hear the distant notes of the arriving snowmobile carried on the air this morning, Peter. I’ve reported the missing grit bin via the Council website. Found a piece of silver coloured plastic at the entrance at lunchtime. It looked like a battery cover from a large mobile phone, or similar device such a vehicle fuse box. I’ve left it on the post at the pole barrier.
 
So… even with tomorrow’s brief freeze it doesn’t look like there’s any real prospect of skiing over the next few days.

Inghams ski holidays

Inghams has contacted us to alert members to their ski holiday offerings, especially their cross country ski destinations.

 

Cervinia by Leo-Setä

Already the winter destinations, like Cervinia ski resort, are preparing for the influx of winter visitors and skiers are gearing up for the winter season. There are many resorts offering cross-country skiing, so let’s remind ourselves of some of the premiere cross-country skiing resorts.

Yllas in Lapland offers an excellent network of cross-country ski trails. The first trails are usually opened at the beginning of October, with the rest of the trails opening later in the year. Lapland has an incredibly long season, so cross-country skiers can get the most out of the resort. The cross-country skiing in this region is open to all ability levels, plus there are refreshment huts along the way. This resort is stunning with so much to explore while taking in the wonderful scenery. Continue reading

Road Conditions Clash Rhynie

Report from Claire Newman
I have just done a quick recce up to the carpark at the Clash. There are road closed signs in Rhynie but they do say Cabrach on them as well. The roads are clear but there is still limited car parking space. It was also snowing/sleeting when I was there at 10.30. I am afraid I did not venture into the forest as I just did not have quite enough time.

FIS Visit Huntly

Sarah Lewis (Secretary General of the International Ski Federation, FIS) recently visited Huntly to look at our facilities. She has written a short article on the FIS website here

Sarah Lewis is a former British alpine skier & holds a prominent positon within FIS.

Format For Hayes Races 8th August 2009

Adam Pinney has sent out this information

The next race in the British Roller Ski Series will be at Hayes on Saturday 8th August, starting at 4:00 p.m. The format of this race will be 2 x 10 km (2 x 6 laps) pursuit. Both legs will be on Start Combis and racers must stop after the classic leg, remove the rollers, put them back on again and start the skate leg.
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