Ski MK Race Team Internal Race Series

During the Winter Months SMK run Member only races, generally one per month from October until March in place of the Sunday and Tuesday training sessions (space and slope conditions permitting).

The philosophy behind the series is to make the series a fun learning experience for all members especially the newer and less experienced racers and encourage all members to enter races.  

The races are open to all SMK members (limited to circa 55 racers per race session on a first come first booked basis).  We may increase numbers beyond 55 on various sessions due to demand. Please add yourself to the waiting list once the Race is full.  The Waiting List provides details of order of wait list entry and racers will be added in the order of entry onto the Waiting List.


Each session will be run as an indoor race with a published time schedule that has to be adhered to, open practice, Inspection run 1, run 2, and where possible additional runs although run 1 and 2 will be used for Result Calculation.

Coaches will be assisting on all areas of the race, ie. what to do on inspection, what you are NOT to do! Learning how to inspect from the side as you often have to Sliding in and out of the line.

Ideally, there will be two courses and two runs and will may flip run two in to a top 15/10 times as appropriate so that people get used to BIBO and protocol as they would face at a race event.  Although due to time constraints and busy slopes we may run in continual bib order.

It will also help athletes to understand what to do if you are impeded and how to asked for re-run requests.

We will also look to train parents on the basics of how to marshal and how courses work so they understand how combinations can be skied so that they flag correctly.

We will also look to have group coaches on inspection and putting the athlete in the gate with a small ramp we will get built-again to understand and learn to prepare them for alpine and indoor racing.

Other Information:

SMK Timing will be used for the race and this will be the official timing.  Where possible we will used ERSA Live Timing website but all times and positions detailed on the website are provisional.

We will require Parents to volunteer and assist on the slope in various roles and for those following the SSE Officials Levels this experience will assist.

All age categories are eligible to enter the race within their correct age groups, irrespective of the age groups in which they may train.

This internal race will replace the normal club training session.

The majority of the races will be in the Slalom (U12 and below on Stubbies, U14 and above on Full Gates) although this may be amended where necessary due to slope conditions.

Bookings for the first three races will be released in one block, then following the completion of the next race the next race booking will be open.

To encourage course completion, we will used the times from the first run on each separate course set, but where a single course is used during the race, only Run 1 and Run 2 time will be used.

Age Group Results will be based on the racers best four results from the series within their age group, and where draws in the final podium positions occur other results in the Series will be taken into account.  In a change to previous years, and to acknowledge individual races podium positions, Points are allocated as follows: 1st = 10, 2nd = 8, 3rd = 6, 4th = 5, 5th = 4, 6th = 3, 7th = 2, 8th = 1, sub 8th = 0 

Overall Results (Overall Girls and Boys Stubbies and Overall Female and Male Gates) results will be based on the fastest runs within categories : Girls and Boys Stubbies and Female and Male Gates, based onthe best four race results and where draws in the final podium positions occur other results in the Series will be taken into account.  In a change to previous years, and to acknowledge individual races podium positions, Points are allocated as follows: 1st = 10, 2nd = 8, 3rd = 6, 4th = 5, 5th = 4, 6th = 3, 7th = 2, 8th = 1, sub 8th = 0 

Any disputes will dealt with by a Jury formed by the SMK Chairman, the Head Coach or Coach Representative who was in attendance at the Race and a third person chosen from the SMK Committee. To Appeal, you must lodge any appeals to the Chairman or Chief of Timing during the individual race.  The decision of the Jury will be final. 

DATES FOR 2019-20 SMK INTERNAL RACE SERIES WILL BE ISSUED AUGUST / SEPTEMBER.


Details of Previous SMK Internal Race Series 



SMK AND ERSA ARE USING THE VOLA SKIPRO LIVE TIMING WEBSITE

Click on www.vola-publish.com/ersa/   or scan the QR Code 

LIVE TIMING IS  ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SMK INTERNAL RACE SERIES 2018-19

NOTE ALL TIMES AND POSITIONS ARE PROVISIONAL UNTIL THE FINAL OFFICIAL RESULTS ARE PUBLISHED



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