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06 April 2017

Double Gold for Bennett as Foster takes Second Title of Week

Day three at the Delancey British Children’s Alpine Championships saw the Girls U16 and U14 Super G. With heavy snow fall, only the girls were able to race, all doing well to battle the elements. Sarah Woodward from Ambition Race Academy took first place after a storming run, clocking 56.98, defending her U16 Super G title from 2016. Chasing down Woodward was last year’s U14 Super G winner, Daisi Daniels from the BSA who finished in a time of 1.00.61, her second podium of the week. Just behind Daniels was Olivia Foster (Ambition) taking third place with 1.00.98.

Super G podium success ran in the family with Sophie Foster (Ambition) taking the win and her first podium of the week in the U14 Super G with a time of 1.04.44. Tuesday’s Slalom winner Alexa Elliff (CDC) finished second (1.05.38) whilst Isla Ward took the third spot on the podium, (1.07.26), earning her second medal of the week.

Today, in the Boy’s U16 event, Owen Vinter took a clear win with a time of 54.78. Vinter of Glasgow Ski Racing said “I am really happy with the way it went. I came out of the start gate really quickly and I just had to go with it and commit, so I just went for it as hard as I could. I am really happy to be on the podium again. That was my aim, and seeing as though it was my last Children’s Championships, I wanted to leave on a high and there was no point in holding back. I’m going to really go for it again in the Giant Slalom tomorrow and what will happen, will happen. There are a lot of good GS skiers here at the Championships, so I can only do my best”.

Following Vinter was Ewan Robertson (BSA) with a time of 56.64 with Jake Doyle taking the final podium spot in third place (57.10).

In the U14s, Elliott Bennett of Kandahar Racing was crowned Giant Slalom Champion. Jack Upton claimed the Silver medal whilst Louis Masquelier-Page added to his week’s medal haul, finishing in third place.

Following the Boys Super G was the U14 Giant Slalom. In the Girls, Sophie Foster of Ambition Racing impressed with a combined time of 1.41.72 with Giselle Gorringe (Dragons Alpine Racing) not far behind after crossing the line in 1.42.57. Glesni Catlin took the spot on the third step, (1.43.02), making it a double podium for Ambition.

Foster said “I’m so happy, it was very close because I had a bad first run and dropped my pole. I tried to put that behind me and really go for it. It’s been a very good Championships for me, I’m really happy with it and it couldn’t have gone any better”.

The Boys category saw a very tight race with Elliott Bennett taking his second win of the day in a time of 1.40.01 making it a double podium day for the up and coming skier.  Louis Masquelier-Page made it a second Silver medal finishing in a time of 1.40.40 with Kaylan Huisman Muro challenging his fellow athletes clocking 1.40.92 on the board.

Elliott said, “It’s been a great day, I’m double champion so I’m really pleased. The Super G race was really good, it was a quick course and I went out of the gate in full attack mode. I’m really happy with how the day has gone. The British Championships have been brilliant this year, I’ve been out in Tignes for two weeks now with Kandahar and the conditions have been amazing.”

Today the Mini’s were up on the skier and boardercross course for their Combi races. In the U12’s we saw Luca Carrick-Smith continue his podium reign (46.48) with Charles Owen earning second in a time of 47.80. The remainder of the podium was very close with George Black ending up in third, (48.46), Alex Ogden fourth (48.53) and Johnny Williams fifth (48.71).  

In the Girls U12 race Sophie Stocker topped the podium with a time of 48.96, with Maisie Blyth and Mathilde Phillips in a close battle for second which resulted in Maisie just catching Mathilde with a time of 49.43, whilst Mathilde clocked 49.49. Molly Butler followed in fourth (50.60) and Isabella Wakeford finished in fifth (51.41).

In the U10s, the Carrick-Smith twins took to the podium with Zak just beating his brother with a best run time of 49.48. Freddy came through the finish in 49.71 despite clocking a quicker time than Zak in the second run. Hamish Blyth took third (50.37), Ian Menzies took fourth (51.53) and Jack Weeks rounded off the podium in fifth (52.14).

In the Girls U10s, India Ridgeway was crowned Combi U10 Champion with a best run time of 51.80. Lucy O’Connor came in second (52.17), Emily Owen was third (52.18) whilst Claudia Ritchie and Tabitha Milkins followed up with 52.79 and 53.59 respectively.


Full results here:

Tomorrow sees the U16 Giant Slalom for the final day of the Delancey British Alpine Championships. 

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