With the Championship on Thursday the new pair were left with little time to prepare. After beginners school on the Monday and a couple of falls at Shuttlecock under their belt they were thrust into the championship along with racers from a number of other regiments. The KRH team were split to make pairs and while Lt Pryor and Tpr McGarrigan competed together, Lt Lynch-Staunton and LCpl Samuels remained as a novice duo.
Race day was sunny but very cold meaning that fast times were expected; if, that is, you could safely make it around shuttlecock corner. Unfortunately, only Lt Pryor made it down, and brilliantly with a personal best of 48:06 seconds which put him in top place for the Novice Cup.
The second of the day's runs went much better for everyone with all team members posting personal best times: Lt Pryor (47.67), Lt Lynch-Staunton (60.53), LCpl Samuels (57.83) and Tpr McGarrigan (55.36).
All in all a great return for the Regiment to The Cresta Run and some firm foundations laid for future seasons. The team would especially like to thank the trustees for their financial support without which, this season would not have been possible.