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Skiers take to the slopes at Surbiton Ski Sunday

With the help of some fairy liquid and a few buckets of water, St Mark’s Hill was transformed into a mountainous ski slope at the weekend.

People of all ages strapped on their ice blocks as the annual Surbiton Ski Sunday made its much-anticipated return. Daredevils and adrenaline junkies hoping to beat Swedish competitor Jesper Hedlend’s record-breaking time of 9.97 seconds last year were left disappointed, as some inconsiderate parking meant the course was shortened. Kingston and Surbiton MP James Berry came to watch the day’s activities but sat out the races.

Thirty brave challengers took to the slope - some left with damp trousers after falling flat in the hazardous conditions. Surbiton Ski Sunday, now in its seventh year, was organised by the State of Seething group and raised money for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

Eventual winner Griff Williams won a ski holiday to France with his 9.97 second victory.

Stalls and live music continued the fun into the afternoon.

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