Monday, 1 October 2012
30th September 2012 WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!! DANIEL OVERALL 2012 ERSA SNOW CHAMPION The 2nd part of the Eastern Region ski race championships were held at Hemel Snowcentre today. Both Daniel & Robert took part in this event racing for the Hemel Race club. Mum also took part as one of the necessary volunteer Race officials. Her job was finish referee. The format of the day was 2 runs down the same course and a GS run after the main event. After Run 1, Robert took a commanding overall lead having blasted a 12.15 run time with Daniel just behind him with a time of 12.19. Great sibling rivalry for all to enjoy! For Run 2, the start list was reversed and Daniel was the first of the brothers to race. A magical run from Daniel posted a sub 12sec time of 11.63! The challenge was on from Robert still at the top waiting as one of the last racers to race to try and top Daniels overall time. Sadly, this wasn't to be today...but it wasn't without a valiant effort which saw him ping out of the soft rutty snow course. The Glory was Daniels today and very well deserved to be the Overall ERSA Male Champion. The GS Championship race was won by Robert overall with a time of 10.38 with Daniel in 2nd place overall with 10.65
Monday, 24 September 2012
23rd September 2012 Robert has been awarded THE ATOMIC CUP for 2012, a prestigious award from SnowSport England as the most improved Child ski racer of the year!
17th September 2012 After much anticipation over the recent weeks, the GB Children's ski race team early season International allocation of races were announced at 8am this morning! THANK GOODNESS THE BOYS HAVE TWITTER!! Robert is stoked to be returning back to the Czech Republic in January 2013 for the Ski Interkriterium International ski race held in Ricky, CZE. For those people that followed Robert's progress last season you will know that he made British history there in the Slalom race as he was the winner of the Male 1st run. During his 2nd run he unfortunately hook a gate with his arm which knocked him out of the course.... He's pleased to have the opportunity to return and hopefully sort out unfinished business!
15th September 2012 The annual Hemel Ski Race Club Championships was held on the 15th September at the SnowCentre. The Club Championships are sponsored by Snow & Rock and the winners of the CH2 age category are also awarded a Snow & Rock sponsorship bursary. Daniel won the Male Junior 1 age category and Robert was delighted to win the Male CH2 age category and the Snow&Rock sponsorship bursary for 2012/13. ROBERT with ANNA who won the Female CH2 S&R Sponsorship Bursary.
13th September 2012 Daniel & Robert heard today that they have both been selected to the England Artificial Surface Squad for 2012/13. This is great news. Just waiting to hear about squad training now and who the manager will be?
3rd September 2012 Fantastic news received today! Daniel & Robert have been reselected to the Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme at Performance Hertfordshire for 2012/13. Here is Robert having an individual screening assessment with Fiona, Tony and George from Performance Hertfordshire and the Bodybalance clinic.
11th / 12th August 2012
14th July 2012 Daniel & Robert represented HTAP the Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme at the Mayor of Hertfordshire's Jubilee Garden Party held at Hertford Town Hall. Their invitations included a guest so each invited a parent to accompany them! We were very pleased to meet the Afghanistan Olympic Judo team at the Garden Party!
Sunday, 1 July 2012
23rd June 2012 Daniel & Robert had a very early start to the day checking into the Milton Keynes Indoor ski centre at 7am ready for an Indoor ski racing competion. After prize giving where both Boys picked up their gold medals for each winning their respective age categories!It was a quick dash out of the building to get on the M1 to travel to Waltham Cross were the Boys had been invited to represent Hertfordshire Talented Athletes ( HTAP) at the One Month and counting Olympic celebration. A very supportive crowd listened to both Boys as they were interviewed about the Winter Olympic sport of Alpine ski racing and Robert was congratulated on his British U16 Alpine Ski race champion title and recent ski racing achievements! A great Olympic 'buzz' was in the atmosphere as the torch will be passing through the area on the 7th July making it's way to the nearby Lee Valley White water centre.
24th June 2012. As athletes on the Hertfordshire Talented Athlete Programme, Daniel and Robert are often asked to represent the programme at various functions to be interviewed about their chosen sport of Alpine ski racing. This is also a fantastic opportunity for Daniel & Robert to thank publicly the various local businesses that support the HTAP scheme based at Hertfordshire University. This interview was at the OFEST 2012 held at the Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne.
16th May 2012 Well not quite!! But one of his Ski Racing Trophies does... Read on.... Having heard about Robert's extensive trophy cabinet collection....Robert was recently very happy to oblige a most unusual request from the Eltham Theatre company to help them out by lending them an important prop for their production of 'Brassed off' at the Bob Hope Theatre. The Director of the stage production required a rather large trophy for the end scene of the play when the colliery band make it to the national brass band final at the Royal Albert hall and win the prized competition! The play was a massive success and Robert was very pleased to help them out! One of Robert's Trophies being held up high in the 'Brassed Off' production!