Another glorious week in Wengen. Many of the Inferno team managed to have some training which may have influenced our teams stirling performance. A huge thank you to Sean McCarthy & Sheridan for all their hard work. In recognition of this his name will be engraved on the DHO Inferno shield. Race day itself was its usual mix of burning desire, nerves jangling and stomachs turning. We had an excellent support team in Murren as well; although the sunshine did make it a pretty pleasant environment. I am of course extremely pleased with my Bronze medal which among other things guarantees me a place in the next three Inferno’s if I would like one! Here are our teams times. Well done to Alex and Marguerite for fastest male and fastest female. An impressive showing from Evan, Pete, Beatrice and Daniel all on their first Inferno Races.
69th placed team DHO Wengen (out of 152 teams) 35.53,93 239 Gertsch Alexander Wengen HK 8.04,83 101. 545 Bolle-Jones David GB-St. Lawence, Jersey HK 9.05,35 258. 1449 Bolle-Jones Evan GB-St. Lawrence, Jersey HK 9.21,86 299. 280 Crockett Jonathan GB-Remenham, Henley on Th S1 9.21,89 195. 716 Lawrance Pete GB-Bournemouth HK 9.29,64 312. 1701 Wells William GB-London HK 9.47,02 348. 1441 Grimes Daniel GB-Kelvedon, Colchester S1 9.56,64 251. 983 Zimmermann Roland Zürich HK 10.24,42 403. 1021 Fisher Guy GB-Binfield Heath S1 10.37,80 327. 1295 Davies Andrew GB-Edinburgh S1 11.02,94 363. 611 Mccarthy Sean GB-Horley, Surrey S2 11.10,38 236. 657 Penrose Stephen GB-Colchester S2 11.26,33 246. 1348 Hinde Sean Wengen S2 11.44,86 267. 1411 Beaney David GB-Northwood GE 12.09,97 71. 1358 Taylor Nicholas GB-Skipton North Yorkshir S2 12.15,65 282. 1339 Nice Marguerite GB-Bury St Edmunds LA 12.27,39 17. 1388 Turner Terence AUS-Brisbane QLD GE 12.53,29 82. 992 Ley Beatrice GB-Cambridge D1 14.02,64 107. 1049 Hirst-Malin Sarah GB-London LA 14.33,53 31. 1311 Brown Tim GB-Buckingham S2 15.25,63 349. 1273 Cooper Bryce GB-Stockport S2 19.31,99 363.The day before the race I had this great plan to ski half a day and rest; unfortunately a visiting new to Wengen skier, Alison and myself found so much untracked fresh snow that we ended up skiing about 4000 vertical meters of off-piste. A great day but gave me sore legs rather than rested ones. The success of the DHO Team in the Inferno also encouraged much partying on Saturday night. In Wengen after drinks and dinner at the Falken hotel some of us went out!. We bounced around to Dance Off by Macklemore, enjoyed a Belgian beer. In Murren the big party was enjoyed at least by Pete, Bryce and David Beaney. I think many of us had sore heads and less energy than we have normally. However the conditions are such that we till had a fantastic days skiing on Sunday.