Paul Rohner rides through a sandstorm hindering his run to a best time during the season opener of the B.C. Downhill Cup series in mountain biking held April 12. Rohner was one of several competitors from the Williams Lake and 150 Mile House area participating in the event. Rohner did, however, nab fourth place.

Paul Rohner rides through a sandstorm hindering his run to a best time during the season opener of the B.C. Downhill Cup series in mountain biking held April 12. Rohner was one of several competitors from the Williams Lake and 150 Mile House area participating in the event. Rohner did, however, nab fourth place.

Locals compete at Race the Ranch

Several Williams Lake and 150 Mile House racers made their mark in the season opener of the B.C. Downhill Cup series in Mountain biking.

Several Williams Lake and 150 Mile House racers made their mark in the season opener of the B.C. Downhill Cup series in Mountain biking held in Kamloops on Sunday April 12.

The course — Race the Ranch — is about 1,100 metres long with a 130-metre height difference meandering mostly through sand and very loose ground .

Paul Rohner nabbed fourth place with a time of 2.5.8 minutes in the Junior expert class 17 and 18 years old, only beaten  2.5 seconds by the winner, and 0.3 seconds of the podium. Cory Brunelle came in 13th in the elite men category with a 2.74 minute time. Tim Seaward placed second in the 30-39 Master men category, in 2.31.7 minutes. Cole Feldinger placed 13th in the open Men 19-29 class in 2.24.24 minutes.

Colton Seaward placed 13th in the under 15 men, in 2.57.02 minutes, Sandy Thompson was 10th in the Senior Men 19 to 29 class, with a 2.26.47 minute time.

Britany Methot placed third in Elite Women with a 2.31.43 minute race and Anne Butters placed fourth in the open 17-29 women class  on 2.57.74 minutes.

The next B.C. cup race will be at Silverstar on July 5.

 

Williams Lake Tribune

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