Provincial DH Championships – Race Report

It was mid-summer like conditions at this year 2014 Downhill Provincial Championships which took place in Halliburton Ontario, at Sir Sam’s Ski and Bike Resort. With A number of athletes coming out from all areas of the province, the event had one of the highest attendance records this season, all of which were competing for the coveted tittle of Provincial Champion.

A number of competitors chose to head up to the hill a day before the race which gave them time to practice on the newly built course as well as camp on site, which was provided by Sir Sam’s. Athletes, parents and coaches all experienced a beautiful drive to the event as the fall colors were in full swing, this was even more evident once atop the hill at the race venue.

View from the Top

View from the Top

The course was a little over a minute, or a little under for some of the Junior Expert / Senior riders. Spectators could chose from a number of various viewing areas, all of which supplied great entertainment.

Some notable highlight performances included Arianna Vegter, who took the top block in the Female category, coming in just over a minute. For the men, 14 riders in total came in under the one minute mark. One of the younger riders in the Cadet category, Adam Robbins from London Ontario, took the top spot with the time of 57 seconds. Taylor Rowlands riding for Silent Sports out of Nottawa Ontario had the fastest run of the day, being the only rider to come in at 56 seconds.

A big THANK YOU to the Tuf Rack organizing group, who have been running the Downhill O-Cup Series in the province for the past three seasons. Jon Anderson, Race Director and all of his supporting staff, once again, put together one of Canada’s best run series, top to bottom.

For a full listing of results CLICK HERE.

Going into the Last Berm Before the Finish

Going into the Last Berm Before the Finish

Getting Some Air Time

Preparing for the Race Run

Preparing for the Race Run

Taking it all in!

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