Inferno 2017

Inferno 2017 Team Photo
Here are some of the DHO team looking very sporty after the race.  They are all still smiling.  So why did Wengen Manager, Andrew, not wear a catsuit?  
The 2017 season had its ups and downs for snow.  The big dump of snow in November was followed by a dry spell lasting until the Lauberhorn Downhill weekend on the 14th January.  So despite snow cover all the way down to Lauterbrunnen there wasn’t quite enough base for the full Inferno course, and the finish line this year was yet again in the centre of Murren.
Even with the shortened course, this was still a gruelling race.  The DHO had 21 racers, most of whom had undergone race training earlier in the week, and were now ready to go.  
Everyone gave it their all to get some fantastic results.  They were helped by the beautiful sunshine and excellent visibility.   Big cheers on the woodcutters path made sure no-one could take a quick break.  A big group of DHO supporters at the finish line welcomed everyone home.
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.


2017 Results

69th placed team DHO Wengen (out of 152 teams) 35.53,93

Start no. Name Class Time Place overall Medal
239 Gertsch Alexander HK 8:04.83 101 Silver
545 Bolle-Jones David HK 9:05.35 258 Silver
1449 Bolle-Jones Evan HK 9:21.86 299 Bronze
280 Crockett Jonathan S1 9:21.89 196 Silver
716 Lawrance Pete HK 9:29.64 312 Bronze
1701 Wells William HK 9:47.02 348 Bronze
1441 Grimes Daniel S1 9:56.64 252 Bronze
983 Zimmermann Roland HK 10:24.42 403 Bronze
1021 Fisher Guy S1 10:37.80 328 Bronze
1295 Davies Andrew S1 11:02.94 364 Bronze
611 Mccarthy Sean S2 11.10.38 236 Bronze
657 Penrose Stephen S2 11:26.33 246 Bronze
1348 Hinde Sean S2 11:44.86 267 Bronze
1411 Beaney David GE 12:09.97 71 Bronze
1358 Taylor Nicholas S2 12:15.65 282 Bronze
1339 Nice Marguerite LA 12:27.39 17 Bronze
1388 Turner Terence GE 12:53.29 82 Bronze
992 Ley Beatric D1 14:02.64 107
1049 Hirst-Malin Sarah LA 14:33.53 31 Bronze
1311 Brown Tim S2 15:25.63 349
1273 Cooper Bryce S2 19:31.99 363

Inferno 2017 Galley