Skiing - Summer on the slopes

PUBLISHED: 11:17 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:44 12 May 2010

Pete Thompson took first place at Ipswich

Pete Thompson took first place at Ipswich

IPSWICH Ski Slope hosted the round of the ERSA summer league races on Sunday, and Bassingbourn Ski Club was well represented with 15 racers. It was a taster for Jordan Lewis and her brother Robbie, and only the second race for Sasha Lucie-Smith. Despite

IPSWICH Ski Slope hosted the round of the ERSA summer league races on Sunday, and Bassingbourn Ski Club was well represented with 15 racers.

It was a taster for Jordan Lewis and her brother Robbie, and only the second race for Sasha Lucie-Smith.

Despite a very hot day the racers did well, Peter Thompson coming away with a gold in this age group, and Mike Smith gaining a bronze in his age group.

By the time they had set the course for the dual slalom it had been a gruelling day, but Bassingbourn put three teams forward, with the junior team consisting of Ben Ritsema, Daniel Ritsema and Craig Wallduck, children's team Sasha Lucie-Smith, Ross Lucie-Smith, Lucy Wood, Matthew Wood and Jack Conway and the seniors team Peter Thompson, Mike Smith, Tim Evans, Andrew McGarvie and Daniel Norton.

The junior team was at a disadvantage, having only members as opposed to the five allowed and although they gave the Suffolk club a good run for their money they did not get placed.

However, the senior team won the first round against Brentwood and then went on to beat Norfolk and win gold.

For further information on snow sports activities please contact our Bookings Office on 01462 618091 or www.skibass.org


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