Banked Slalom snowboard event on Saturday with a cash prize pool of $2000. The natural halfpipe Shooter was set as the course.
The female division was won by Kiwi Winter Olympian and snowboard slopestyle specialist Christy Prior, ahead of runner Ash Cowper and in third place Hannah Orchard.
In the male event local rider and Rookie Academy coach Richie Johnstone (pictured) took out first place in the open division, ahead of Treble Cone snowboard instructor Volker Blepp, and Keith Stubbs in third place.
NZ Ski champs at Coronet
Piera Hudson, of Hawke’s Bay and Wanaka was the fastest New Zealand woman om the New Zealand Alpine National Championships & Coronet Cup, hosted by Coronet Peak, Giant Slalom on the weekend.
It was the first event on the four-day schedule with the course set on the Outwide run. Willis Feasey, of Twizel, was the fastest New Zealand male on the first run and fourth overall. Defending National GS Champion Adam Barwood, of Queenstown, was second placed New Zealand male.
Ready to race for annual run
Hundreds of runners and walkers are expected to turn out for the 46th annual Clyde to Alexandra run this Saturday.
The 10km or 6km course runs on the road between Clyde Dam and the top end of Alexandra, finishing on the reserve opposite the IceInline Rink. Competitors should met at the Boundary Road reserve by noon to register.
The 10km road race starts at 2pm. As well as the adult events, there are 6km Road races for under-18 and under-16, plus 4km off-road runs for children aged 11 to 13 or 2km off-road races for children aged 6 to 10. Full details and online entry are available at alexharriers.co.nz
Return of the race
Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell has confirmed the Race to the Sky motorsport hill climb will return to the Cardrona Valley between April 17 and 19 next year. The event has not been held since 2007.
Eight-time champion Monster Tajima (pictured) from Japan will return to defend his title. more than 100 cars, bikes and buggies are expected to compete for title of ‘‘King of the Hill’’ on the world’s longest gravel hill climb.
Heli challenge base shift
The World Heli Challenge has moved to Aoraki Mt Cook and the Lake Ohau area for the first time. It involves big name skiers and boarders, helicopters and backcountry freeriding and a purse of $14,000 cash plus prizes. Entries close today for the event between September 7 and 15. More information: worldhelichallenge.com.