DSUK Skiathon - Wednesday 20th June 2012@ The Chill Factore


Reporter: John Weatherell

Picture of SCoM morning team

SCoM "Team Australia" (Morning Crew)

It only comes once a year and we make the most of it !!. The Disability Snowsports UK SKIATHON arrived at the Chill Factore on June 20th with the Ski Club of Manchester there in style!

The theme this year was the Olympics and Para Olympics and SCoM got Team Australia in the draw. As you can see above we were in true Aussie spirit "Good Sports" dressed as Kangaroos with a Kangaroo Herder in attendance.

SCoM are the only Team Entry to have participated in ALL of the Skiathons since they started at the Chill Factore. This year we passed all expected targets with the number of runs and the amount raised for DSUK.

The "Herd" consisted of John Weatherell, Louise Cosgrove, Malcolm Uttly, David Gould, Jonathon Reeves and Richard Mayers. In the afternoon Liz Beattie replaced David who had to "retire" for business reasons.

The skiing expertise of Club Members came to the fore when on the hour marks we were well ahead in the number of runs but lagged a little on the "Quiz" questions. Although for extra marks Rik Mayers was outstanding on the piste dance floor!!! Louise excelled in the singing contest.

After a long day skiing the Teams retired to Costa Coffee for the Prize giving where Team Australia won THE BEST DRESSED, the prize being a Team Paintball Session!

Picture of SCoM afternoon team

SCoM "Team Australia" (Afternoon Crew)