Results: New Zealand DH Nationals - Round 2 Coronet Peak

Jan 19, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

After George Brannigan took his first race win for Propain last weekend the New Zealand national DH series returns to Coronet Peak for the second round of the 2020 series. First-year Elite racer Sam Gale continues to impress as he back up his second-place finish at round one with a win against a stacked field of riders. George Brannigan has kept his good form and crossed the line just 0.11 behind Gale. Rounding out the top three was Sam Blenkinsop who only managed to get within 1.8 seconds of the top time of the day. For the Elite Women, last weekends winner Kathy Morris faced more competition and would finish second behind Virginia Armstrong, following them in third place is Ashley bond,

Check out the full results below.


Elite Men

1st. Sam Gale: 2:52.81
2nd. George Brannigan: +0.11
3rd. Sam Blenkinsop: +1.86
4th. Tuhoto-Ariki Pene: +2.18
5th. Hamish McLeod: +2.55

Elite Women

1st. Virginia Armstrong: 3:26.70
2nd. Kathy Morris: +1.83
3rd. Ashley Bond: +44.78

Full Results:


  • 32 0
 I like the club being listed rather than sponsor/ team name against each rider. I know money makes the wheels turn around in mtbing, but this just feels right.
  • 3 1
 just like listing country for world champs!!
  • 8 0
 good to see bryn dickerson back on a bike
  • 1 0
 Yeah stoked to see him back racing, he's been working his ass off to get back up to speed.
  • 6 0
 So good to see Cam Cole still at it
  • 3 0
 A 16 year old placing 11th in Elite is pretty mad. Fair play.
  • 3 4
 @Freegs Try the same with the women's races. Sacha Earnest (under 15) fifth quickest time by a female in any category.
  • 9 0
 Tuhoto-Akiri within 2 seconds of the winner and on the podium two times in a row on his first year elite is far more impressive
  • 5 0
 @Boosting: the winner Sam gale is first yr elite too
  • 1 0
 @AlexSplode: not correct
  • 3 2
 What can we do to make Blenki great again?
  • 1 2
 Get him a new sport?
  • 1 0
 Scan McCarroll, Sean surely?
  • 1 0
 Armstrong is back?
  • 1 0
 Wheres the towball?

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