Ski team has mixed success at British Schools Ski Championships
The ski team travelled to Edinburgh on Saturday 19 November 2011 to take part in the British Schools Ski Championships.
Rydal Penrhos qualified both a boys and a girl’s team for the championships held on the fearsome Hillend slope on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Hillend is the longest and steepest artificial ski slope in Europe and has a justified reputation as being an unforgiving race venue.
Both teams raced hard but an injury to Harrison Holmes in the first run, and a ski out by another racer in the final run, meant Rydal Penrhos were out of the competition. Henry Salisbury finished as our highest placed boy.
The girls only had 3 racers so there was no margin for error in either run. Sara Owen faced up to the challenges of Hilend bravely and recorded 2 good times. Sophie Elliott used her past experience on the slope to good effect and placed 19th in the girls’ competition. Seren Kerfoot-Robson put in a blistering 2nd run to finish in 13th place overall.
Final team results are still not known, but it looks like Rydal Penrhos girls will finish in 10th position.