Curtis braving the snow

Curtis braving the snow

This was the start of a new and upcoming downhill events series held at the well known Rogate. This was the first time Keith and I had been to Rogate. To go there for the first time doing a push race was pretty daunting, however as we arrived first impressions were good as we commenced to the track walk, luckily the track was only short and not too steep which meant pushing up was easy and we were able to complete a good few practice runs.

The track started with a small hip jump which enabled you to carry a lot of speed into the next section, which consisted of a couple of tight switch backs which were tricky dew to the amount of rain we had overnight and during the whole of the day. The bottom section of the track was fast flowing with long sweeping burms and big tables.

Due to some technical difficulties the race was delayed for a hour or so and because of the rain and snow everyone was cold, wet and miserable which didn’t make the race very enjoyable. When the racing finally started and everyone got down the hill we were able to get our results. Sam Marzettie was able to put in a super quick time of 1.07.59 making 2nd in junior cat, I was able to put in a time of 1.08.23 which put me at 10thin senior and lastly Keith was able to get third in veteran with a time of 1.14.65.

Sam picking his way through the slop

Sam picking his way through the slop

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