Inaugural 'Local Derby' Race

04/09/2014 11:18pm

A beautiful fine and clear day with light winds greeted the 85 strong field for the inaugural Porters 'Local Derby' Primary Schools race on Wednesday.

Skiers from nearby rurally based schools in the region were invited to Porters to battle it out for the Porters trophy, the ultimate prize awarded to the fastest girls, boys or mixed team from the days racing. While racing individually, each racers two times were combined, with the top three racers of each team of four times adding to give each team a total for the days racing.

Also up for grabs were some fantastic prizes kindly sponsored by Dynastar skis and Lange ski boots, along with medals for place-getters in each category and a certificate for each competitor, provided by Porters.

It was a tremendous beginning to what we hope will prove to be an annual fixture, with local talent competing and emerging to represent the region in ski racing. Huge thanks to our sponsors, all who helped make it happen, and to the competitors, parents and schools for supporting the event.

To download a full list of results, please click on the link below. Please note there has been a correction in the Team Girls overall placings, below results are corrected. We will contact all teams to facilitate a medal exchange. Apologies for this mathematical oversight on our part.

Porters-Local-Derby-Race-Results-2014-CORRECTION.pdf

To view a dropbox folder with some images from the day and prizegiving, please click on the link below.

Porters-Local-Derby-Photos-Pip-Dinsenbacher

All images courtesy of Pip Dinsenbacher.

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 All images courtesy of Pip Dinsenbacher.