CLUB NEWS 9 – 5th September ‘17

The big day of the M/M has been and gone with only happy memories left, and hopefully a few photos! I’m sure everyone agrees it was another great day in the history of the Merino Muster/Snow Farm. After much effort on the part of the Groomers the snow was excellent, and with the weather coming right, the preparation perfect, the camaraderie excellent, everything was in place for a most memorable day. Just great to have the American teams there to be the trailblazers in the Muster and the Snowrake, with Campbell Wright and Louis Jones right up there with the winners of the Snowrake. Also Chris Forne, Captain Ron and Keith Murray doing really well in the 42k. Congratulations to everyone who took part, in the 7km as well. No doubt there were a lot of PB’s recorded last Saturday, and that’s what it’s all about. The 3 races are an opportunity for all of us to extend ourselves and hopefully do better than last year. This day could not happen without a huge contribution by a large number of people, mostly Mary and her team of fairies and gnomes, and Snow Farm staff, so we are indebted to them for staging such a fantastic day for us all.

Since there was no Newsletter last week, I have to mention that the Club is most proud of the small team of young people who raced in the Kangaroo Hoppet on 26th Aug at Falls Creek, in near perfect conditions. They excelled themselves, winning the Schools’ Cup once again, and Daniel coming 1st in his Age Group. Ernie did the 42k in a good time too, so all in all, a very successful trip. The WNSC part sponsor our Youth to travel to the Kangaroo Hoppet, and as you can see, it’s a good investment into our young people.

The Snow Farm are putting in an order this weekend to Salomon, so you need to act quickly on this. Last day for taking orders is Friday. They will be here at the beginning of next season. See info sent out yesterday.

Happening this Thurs, Fri and Sat if you want to come up and watch. Just be mindful that the races start at 9am so you will need to be there early. Bring cow bells – they help racers across the finish line.

Thanks to those who have returned Cups and Trophies from last season. Still some outstanding, so a reminder to bring them up next time to Snow Farm office and leave in carton there.

Will be held on 16th September, the day of the Schools’ Championships, which is a week and a half away! Please send apologies to me. There is also a Committee Meeting next weekend so if you have anything you would like to put on the Agenda, kindly let me know.

Still time to improve your skiing! Contact the office for their Post M/M Clinics – $30 a session. Finish the season on a high note!