Success for Simulated Race
Despite torrential rain and localised flooding, nothing would hold back Brisbane's future speed skaters from the first event in Logan City Speed's Simulated Race Series on April 1st.
Over twenty skaters as well as family, friends and officials descended on Mount Warren Park Sports Centre on Saturday, ready to compete. Skaters were divided into four categories, dependent on age and skill level, and competed in races of varying distances from 100m to 1500m.
This simulated race event offered recreational skaters as young as five-years-old the opportunity to gain valuable race experience.
Skate Queensland's Head of Officials, Val Cramp was on hand to officiate the event and educate first time competitors on race rules and etiquette.
Logan City Speed's Development Coach, Edward Dimmack, said it was a great learning opportunity.
"They learnt how it all works in a race environment and about good sportsmanship,"
"The atmosphere was really positive - lots of smiles all round."
Spectators felt the excitement of the competition with skaters fighting it out in each race.
Logan City Speed's President and Head Coach, Robert Cook, was impressed with the competitors determination.
"All the skaters have shown huge improvements in the last few months and that really showed with the level of racing we saw."
The Cadets was the largest and most hotly contended group of the day, with the length of a wheel separating first and second in the 200m event .
Each competitor receives points to the overall race series tally for every race completed. Currently Logan City Speed are dominating the top of the points table with four skaters tied on fifteen points.
Will race two shake up the leader board? Join us on Saturday the 3rd of June at 1:30pm to find out! View more photos from this event in our photo gallery.
RACE RESULTS & POINTS TALLY
Name - Time/Place
A Grade - 300m
Robert Cook - 32.19
Cameron Downs - 2
Edward Dimmack - 3
Marcus Dewar - 4