[2014] Hogtoberfest, London, October 11-12

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[2014] Hogtoberfest, London, October 11-12

Post by Jani Soderhall » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:55 pm

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Re: Hogtoberfest, London, October 11-12

Post by Jani Soderhall » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:30 pm

Copied from Rob Ashby's post at FB

Hogtoberfest Slalom
Day 1 Hybrid

Well we almost finished set up before the rains came and gave the track a soaking. However after the customary rain break Hog Hill fare – coffee and bacon sarnies – the sun obliged us with its presence and began to dry the track. Set up completed the Hybrid qualifying started.
We welcomed racers Victor Mårtensson and Kaj Gustafsson , joining us from Sweden as well ISSA president Jani Soderhall and family.
A special mention to Alfie Osborne who completed his first ever ramp start today and went on to qualify in very respectable 13th place – with great style too, well done.
Qualifying in the can we went straight in to the A Group, despite the sound of distant thunder the sun shone on and let us race.
Tomorrow we begin the day with the B Group Hybrid followed by the GS.

Hybrid A Group Results
1st Louis Selby
2nd Mmedo Duffort
3rd Jani Soderhall
4th Victor Martensson
5th Kaj Gustafsson
6th Paul Taylor Crush
7th Richard Searle
8th Paul Coupe

Slalom - Day 2
B Group Hybrid and Giant Slalom

The day began under grey skies and stayed that way all day in contrast to the sunshine the previous day. Set up was rapid and so the B Group Hybrid was soon underway. Note to self when racing from the timing table make sure you take your reading glasses off first it helps to see the course! (“Senior moment” alert!). As ever there were some good close races. In the final John lost to Jani’s eldest son Dimitri after DQ’ing his second run.
As soon as the Hybrid was over one of the ramps was turned around 180 degrees and timing connected to allow the Giant Slalom practice session to begin. The strong headwind made a huge difference in times. But going it to the last few runs it was if a switch had been flicked and like the start ramp earlier the wind had done a complete 180 and was now a tail wind. In the battle for the top spot this proved a critical factor. Mmedo’s clean run time of 23.20 earned the World Amateur number 3 his first Hog Hill GS top podium spot. Louis came close with his raw time of 23.22 but with one cone penalty too he had to settle for 2nd. Visiting Swede Victor Martensson took the remaining podium place his time of 23.74 having led for much of the way.
Big thanks as ever to everyone at Redbridge Cycling Centre for having us.
Thank you to Timmy Peters and DAS Industries for all of your hard work in getting things organised, to Michael Stride and Octane Sport for supplying the ramps, timing and logistical support. My thanks to Mark Phelps for helping out with the timing and doing the pen work at the time table, to Paul Coupe and Gavin Palfrey for all of you help, To Edwin for your invaluable assistance and "voice" in the cone counting dept. and to Louis and Mmedo for the courses. Thank you to all of the events sponsors including Kryptonics, Octane, Lush and Skate Warehouse. Finally a big thanks to you all that came and raced and supported the event.

Hybrid B Group

1st Dimitri Soderhall
2nd John Nicholas
3rd Tiago Fanha
4th Gavin Palfrey
5th Rob Ashby
6th Alfie Osborne
7th Trevor Hickey
8th Alexi Soderhall
9th Alec Brown
10th Dill Hill

Giant Slalom
(Final times with any cone penalties added)
1st Mmedo Duffort 23.200
2nd Louis Selby 23.420
3rd Victor Martensson 23.740
4th Joe Baldwin 24.120
5th Jani Soderhall 24.440
6th Kaj Gustafsson 25.320
7th Chris Charalambous 25.610
8th Paul Taylor Crush 26.000
9th Paul Coupe 26.200
10th John Nicholas 26.510
11th Alex Ireton 26.920
12th Richard Searle 27.020
13th Dimitri Soderhall 27.210
14th Alexei Soderhall 27.200
15th Trevor Hickey 28.580
16th Gavin Palfrey 29.010
17th Dill Hill 29.300
18th Alec Brown 29.410
19th Alfie Osborne 29.530
20th Paul Borrell 31.430

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Re: Hogtoberfest, London, October 11-12

Post by Alec Brown » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:16 pm

In 4th place Jose is Joe Baldwin, this was his first GS race I believe.

20th placed was Paul Borrell (not Burrell)

Thanks, edits done. It's good to have it correct for the ranking, avoids double registrations and such problems. Jani